Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: The Dangers of Transportation

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Around Town

Don’t Tell Your Mom I Crashed the School Bus — If you were a fretting parent of a young school child, you’d certainly want to know if your child’s school bus was in an accident, right? But in the 11 accidents in the East Valley School District since 2008 — including some so bad the students had to be transferred off the bus — a letter was sent home only once. (SR)

Granddaddy issues -— The city of Coeur d’Alene considers adding rules to ban family members of the mayor or City Council members from being hired by the city. State law already prohibits this, but council member Ron Edinger stepped into controversy after a City Council challenger pointed out that he had three grandchildren currently employed by the city. (CDA Press)

Helicopter crashes at the Lewis-McChord Air Force base kill four (KREM)

OUT THERE

Turbulence — A Saturday Night Live skit joking about Alec Baldwin’s refusal to turn off a Words with Friends game on his American Airlines flight has some from the flight attendants union demanding American Airlines ban 30 Rock from their flights. And not just because the quality really fell off after Season 3. (Reuters)

Fail.edu — The New York Times takes a look at whether financially successful online charter schools are actually good for education. (NYT)

Don’t be afraid of change — A writer at Salon suggests that, instead of fighting futilely against climate change, the nations of earth should just get used to it. (Salon)

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