Monday, July 25, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES -- Bus to the future

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:06 AM

The fickle hand of the law -- Medical marijuana is legal. Sorta. With conflicting federal and state laws, some users – including a grandmother from Soap Lake – continue to find themselves prosecuted, despite believing they were following the law. (KREM)

Hello, trolley – An electronic trolley bus, approved unanimously by the Spokane Transit Authority, will carry passengers from Browne’s Addition to the University District. If, that is, the $36 million price tag is approved by the city council. (KXLY)

Party disloyalty? Two North Idaho republicans got a no-confidence vote from the central committee for their proposals in the redistricting process. While Idaho state Sens. Shawn Keough of Sandpoint and Joyce Broadsword of Sagle claim they were trying to keep small towns together, but the Boundary County Republican Central Committee accuses them of trying to further a progressive agenda by causing runoffs between incumbents. (Idaho Statesman)

Massacre in Norway – Friday, a 32-year-old man – claiming he needed to save Europe from “cultural Marxism and Muslim domination” killed over 80 people, first with a large bomb in central Oslo, then with an armed rampage at a political summer camp on Utoya island. (NYT)

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