Zehm trial goes to Yakima — A federal judge figured that Karl Thompson, the Spokane police officer charged with using excessive force in the case of Otto Zehm, couldn't get a fair shake in a town that's all too familiar with police misconduct, so they're moving the trial to Yakima. It's scheduled to being Oct. 11. (SR)
More woes for the Ridpath — The many owners of the historic hotel in downtown Spokane have been told to clean up the run-down building (a favorite destination for taggers and squatters) or they'll each pay a $1,500 fine. (KXLY)
Dems blast Clarence Thomas — Liberals are wondering publicly why the Supreme Court Justice's wife never reported earnings from the conservative Heritage Foundation and how much time Clarence spends on donors' yachts. (Oregonian)
Not much new in the new iPhone (Slate)
Italy shuts down Italian Wikipedia (Boing Boing)
Occupy Wall Street joined by labor unions (Al Jazeera)
Town hall meeting to discuss creating a new regional animal shelter Remember this? We wrote about it in August.