News you missed overnight
SPOKANE, Wash. — Happy Thursday! Are you ready for the 80s? If not, you have two more days to get ready. Here are some headlines you may have missed overnight:
A South Hill community is fired up and ready to sue over a proposed sports complex that could be coming to its backyard. Members of the Glenrose Community Association are worried about increased traffic and the large industrial stadium lights that would be installed, among other things.
“Our apprehension numbers are off the charts compared to recent years,” Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told a Senate panel yesterday. “I expect we will surpass 500,000 this weekend.” According to Customs and Border Protection, more people have been apprehended illegally crossing the US-Mexico border this fiscal year than in any year since 2009.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced drug commercials will soon have to include pricing information in their advertising. The requirement will begin this summer. The move by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is aimed at driving down drug costs by ‘shaming’ the pharmaceutical industry into being more transparent about skyrocketing drug prices.
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