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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, ‘My Body’

NEW YORK — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022.

Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

CAIRO — An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human rights activists.

‘I Am Greta’ gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, is seeking to remind a world consumed with the coronavirus crisis that the climate crisis is just as urgent and isn’t going away

Trump’s EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and neck area outside a Pennsylvania hospital.

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. – The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.

South Korean activist floats leaflets to North amid tensions

A South Korean group launched hundreds of thousands of leaflets by balloon across the border into North Korea overnight, an activist said Tuesday, despite repeated warnings from the North that it will retaliate against such actions.

Protesters call attention to deaths of two more black men

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Anti-racism protesters Saturday sought to call attention to the deaths of two more Black men – one who was found hanging from a tree in California and another who was fatally shot by police outside an Atlanta restaurant. The Atlanta police chief later resigned.

‘Activist in residence’ teaches EWU students about immigrant rights

This year’s EWU “activist in residence” is Lili Navarrete, an alumna of the university who immigrated to Spokane from Mexico City in 1988. She is the director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, and she manages Raíz, the organization’s outreach program for Latino communities.

Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate and peers from other African nations on Friday made an urgent appeal for the world to pay more attention to the continent that stands to suffer the most from global warming despite contributing to it the least.

‘I have a voice’: Women’s March demonstrators unite different causes under banner of resilience

Each of the past three years, thousands of people have marched through downtown Spokane in Women’s Marches with themes of ‘resist,’ ‘persist’ and ‘insist.’ On Saturday, a smaller group of around 1,000 demonstrators championing various causes marched through cold and snow under a banner of resilience. “This year was intended to be about progress,” said Maria Garcia-Bachman, Women’s March organizer for the past four years. “The things that we are each doing in our individual communities to make a difference, to bring positivity, to encourage change.”

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fifty years on, hope still remains

It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the imagination, the hope of a better, fairer, cleaner, saner, more peaceful world.