Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Truth, dams and jails

Posted on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Ruling clears way for Zehm trial The attorney for Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson  launched a technical argument in federal court Tuesday that Thompson never "swore to tell the truth" when interviewed by detectives investigating his role in the death of Otto Zehm. The judge didn't go for it and says the trial on use of excessive force in the fatal beating of Zehm begins June 2.

Spring runoff? Maybe a trickle The mild winter means no wild runoff in the Spokane River this year and Avista is already closing the floodgates at Post Falls Dam to start building the summer pool levels in Lake Coeur d'Alene, to cheers of boaters. For those of us who miss the pounding, mighty river in full-throated flood? Next winter quit griping about snow.

Commissioners get final jail sites The bumpy road to building a new county jail moved closer to resolution Tuesday when the final three sites were presented to Spokane County Commissioners. A public hearing is scheduled for May 12 but could change, commissioners warn.

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