Headlines to know for your Wednesday
SPOKANE, Wash. — Welcome to your Wednesday! No need for jackets or layers today, high temperatures around the Inland Northwest will be in the high 80s to low 90s. And it’s not even technically summer yet!
Here’s the news you should know before you start your day:
Violent clash in Hong Kong
Protests brought central Hong Kong to a standstill overnight when people flooded the streets once again to protest a bill which would let fugitives be extradited to mainland China. When protesters blocked roads and government buildings, police responded by firing rubber bullets and tear gas. Some demonstrators were reportedly taken away on stretchers. Hong Kong’s Police Commissioner is defending the use of heavy-duty emergency weapons, calling the protest “a riot.”
A 10-month-old baby’s murder trial
The trial for Joshua Mobley, the Spokane man accused of killing 10-month-old Caiden Henry two years ago, is expected to get underway today. Caiden became unresponsive after being watched by Mobley and was found dead the next morning. Mobley was later charged with 2nd degree murder. Read more background on the case HERE.
Contempt of Congress?
The House Oversight Committee will vote today on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. The committee is frustrated with the two because they have so far refused to comply with subpoenas relating to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
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