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Morning Review: Trailer park fate, driving in Spokane and tasty lentils

Wed., Aug. 28, 2013, 6 a.m.

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A man remembered: Spokane police released the names of the four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man last week, the same day family and friends gathered for a memorial service for a man they say was good but who had fallen in with the wrong crowd.

Trailing off: Spokane County has offered to buy six trailer parks with some 180 units in order to reduce civilian encroachment on the Fairchild Air Force Base. Residents have mixed feelings about the proposal.

On driving well: Apparently Spokane drivers are much better than drivers in Seattle or the state’s other major cities. At least, that’s what Allstate Insurance Co. is saying.

Talking points: Shawn Vestal’s message is simple today: Stop trying to turn Delbert Belton into the white Trayvon Martin. Read his column on Shorty and the response to his story.


Kick off: Eastern Washington faces Oregon State in four days, and players say they’re impressed, but not too impressed with the 25th-ranked Beavers.

Coming up: Pick up Thursday’s paper for our annual football insert, previewing the college and high school seasons.


Lovely legumes: A Valleyford resident rocked this month’s lentil cook-off in Pullman with a granola that mixed lentils with honey, almonds, coconut and some other yummy ingredients you can find here.


Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy John Cook minds the safety rope as Jeff Welton, a diver with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Team, comes ashore after helping complete an underwater training exercise Tuesday at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is hosting a Dive Rescue International Course this week. Six dive teams from throughout the region are involved with the training.

(Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman Review)

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