The weather today could bring scattered snow showers to the Chewelah area between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. then a higher chance of snow after 4 p.m. The high for the day will be near 27 and northeast winds will be from eight to 10 m.p.h. Chance of percipitation is 60 percent and the accumulation of snow is expected to be less than one inch.
Here are headlines floating around the new-sphere for Dec. 9, 2016…
Astronaut John Glenn passes away at age 95 – John Glenn, the lifelong pilot, decorated war veteran, and former senator who became the first American to orbit the Earth during the height of the space race, has died. He was 95. Glenn died Thursday in his home state of Ohio, a day after news of his hospitalization was reported. He was the last-surviving member of NASA’s first class of astronauts in 1959. He is survived by Annie Glenn, his wife of 73 years.
After divided Supreme Court allows Alabama execution, inmate heaves and coughs during lethal injection – An Alabama inmate heaved and coughed during his execution Thursday night, a lethal injection process that lasted for more than a half-hour, according to media witnesses.
Consumers Haven’t Felt This Good About Government Economic Policies Since 2009 – The U.S. presidential election was only a month ago, but President-elect Donald Trump is already having a massive impact on consumers’ confidence and outlook for the future. In the preliminary reading of the University of Michigan’s December index of sentiment, consumer confidence jumped by more than expected amid a rosier outlook for their own personal finances and their best opinion on the government’s economic policies in seven years, with unprompted mentions of an improving policy backdrop reaching an all-time high.
Empire Strikes Back: Supremacists Want to #DumpStarWars Over ‘Anti-White’ Plot – In the wake of widely watched trailers for the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One, white supremacists have taken toTwitter to voice their ire with what they regard as an “anti-white” and “anti-Trump” conspiracy.
Fallen Tacoma officer to make final trip through city he served – On Friday, fallen Tacoma police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez will make his last round through the city he served for 17 years. A procession with up to 1,400 law enforcement and fire vehicles will make its way from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, past the Tacoma police headquarters and to the Tacoma Dome, where organizers expect 10,000 to 15,000 people to turn out for the 1 p.m. memorial service.
Risch introduces legislation to protect Scotchman Peaks as wilderness area – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area. The action follows a decade of grassroots efforts to gain wilderness status for the peaks northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The area has little commercial timber, but enjoys high recreational use.