Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: County splits on new jail. We can all cheer solar boats, early tav openers.

Posted on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 7:54 AM

County votes to build out-of-town jail Commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard vote for new jail west of Spokane, citing higher cost downtown. Bonnie Mager suggests a wait, given wildly fluctuating jail population. (SR) (KXLY has video of the commissioners' outlining their thoughts here.)

Could we fill a new jail with doormat thieves? A Spokane business owner says it's the principle of the thing to offer a $1,000 reward after someone swiped a $20 doormat. (KREM)

From Jo'berg to .... the Checkerboard Tav? Spokane's fledgling International District on East Sprague will be kicking it for the World Cup, starting with Friday's opener on TV at the Checkerboard at 6:30. In the morning. (SR)

Solar-powered lake cruising Solar array and batteries drive Hayden man's cruise boat to sunny delight ... just don't try to water ski. (CdA Press)

Today's nature moment: Deer in the river Washington Fish and Wildlife has no plans to interfere with mother deer's choice of a small island in the Spokane River to raise fawns. (KREM)

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