Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Obama releases birth certificate; Steele trial to begin

Posted on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM

Obama releases birth certificate — Critics have already started qualifying the release. Donald Trump, who has helped fuel the "birther" movement, said he was honored to have played "such a big role in hopefully, hopefully, getting rid of this issue." (NYT)

NIC considers free speech zone — A visit from Westboro Baptist Church members last fall got North Idaho College thinking about creating an area on campus where controversial events would be allowed but contained. (CdA Press)

County considers bike helmet law — The ordinance, which will receive  public hearing, would also require skateboarders and rollerskaters out in the boonies to wear helmets. (SR)

Washington AG goes after Blast — Attorney General Rob McKenna continues his campaign against alcoholic energy drinks, this time going after Colt 45's Blast. (KXLY)

Jury to hear testimony in Steele trial today — A Boise jury will begin hearing the case of 65-year-old Sandpoint-area attorney Edgar Steele, who is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his (Steele's) wife. (CdA Press)

Voters reject East Valley school bond — We totally called this one. (KREM)

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