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Inland Journal, Sept. 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Inland Journal for September 14, 2017

    ▪    This week on Inland Journal, we look back on Wednesday’s fatal shooting at Freeman High School and hear the message of despair and hope from one of the vigils held in response.
    ▪    We’ll meet University of Washington cancer researcher Nora Disis, who will speak about cancer vaccines tonight at Gonzaga University. Dr. Disis leads a group of scientists who hope to develop vaccines that would prevent us from contracting some of the most common forms of cancer.
    ▪    And we’ll talk with Lisa Brown, a longtime Spokane politician, who recently announced she’s challenging eastern Washington U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her congressional seat.

A Conversation with Congressional Candidate Lisa Brown

Sep 14, 2017
State of Reform

November 2018 is 14 months away but the campaign has already begun for the candidates challenging eastern Washington U-S Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Democrat Matthew Sutherland from Pullman has declared his candidacy. We’ll try to get him on the program at a future date. He’s joined in the race for his party’s nomination by Lisa Brown, former Washington state representative and senator and, most recently, chancellor of Washington State University’s Spokane campus.  She joined Steve Jackson in the studio to talk about what voters told her during her travels around the district she wants to represent.

UW Researcher Talks Cancer Vaccines

Sep 14, 2017
Photo courtesy of Gonzaga University

We’re familiar with vaccines for chicken pox and polio and other diseases. Nora Disis (DEE-suss) is developing vaccines for cancer. Dr. Disis is the associate dean for translational health sciences and a professor of medicine at the University of Washington.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect in a shooting at Freeman High School outside Spokane, Washington, that left one student dead and three others injured Wednesday was “obsessed” with school shootings. 

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wore two loops of powder blue and white ribbon—the school’s colors—pinned to this chest as he briefed reporters in front of the courthouse. He said the 15-year-old suspected gunman got “sucked into a counter culture of violence.” 

Teens who take an X-rated selfie and then text the image can be found guilty of trading in child pornography in some cases. That was the 6-3 ruling of the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday.