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That’s News to you answers

Here are the answers to this week’s newspaper edition of That’s News to You:

1. B. The state law that allows cities to use red-light cameras for traffic tickets specifically excludes their use in criminal investigations, even if a crime occurs right in front of the camera. Some prosecutors want the Legislature to change that law.

2. C. Condon asked Frank Straub, public safety director of Indianapolis, to apply for the job of Spokane’s top cop.

3. C. Japan has 50 nuclear reactors, which supply about a third of its power needs.

4. A. Hart offered to pay $12,000 over about five years.

5. D. Several cities have bans on plastic shopping bags, and Seattle’s just started on July 1. But those are municipal laws and there’s no effort to ban bags statewide. There was an initiative filed to ban such bans, but it never got off the ground.

Now that you’ve had a chance to warm up, try the online version of That’s News to You, where some questions are a bit easier and some are a bit harder, but all entries have a chance to win something. Top entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for free movie tickets.

Last week’s winners were Jen Hamilton, of Cheney, who won the Davenport gift card; and Robert Weiskopf, of Spokane, who won tickets to a Spokane Indians game.

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