News you missed overnight
SPOKANE, Wash. — Happy Tuesday morning. Today will be much like your Monday was, but a little cooler. Get ready for a cloudy day with a high of 71. Here are some headlines you probably missed overnight:
Thought the 2020 race was crowded already? Well it just got bigger. Montana Governor Steve Bullock officially joined the race around 3:00 a.m., becoming the 22nd democrat to challege President Donald Trump. Bullock, a democratic governor in a red state, plants to focus his campagin on his Montana roots and his ability to reach out to Republican voters. The 53-year-old was born in Missoula and raised by a single mom in Helena.
It just got easier for people in Washington to have old marijuana convictions erased. Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a new law that says judges are required to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession charges that occurred before the drug was legalized in 2012, provided the defendant was 21 at the time.
Two people who were involved in a plane crash in Alaska are still missing. Four others were killed and ten injured when two planes collided mid-air over Coon Cove, an area on Alaska’s southern tip, west of British Columbia. Both planes were on sightseeing tours, carrying guests from a Royal Princess cruise ship which departed Vancouver on May 11. It’s still not clear what caused the tragic crash.
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