Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING-- Primary Numbers

Posted by on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Local News

Spokane City Council Recommends Legalizing Legal Marijuana –  No, Spokane hasn’t “legalized it.” The council has, however, unanimously signed a non-binding resolution recommending the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana to allow it to be legal with a prescription. (SR)

“No slightly-higher renewal of the same taxes!”  -- One group is attempting to defeat school levies in Spokane County. The curious thing: They haven’t identified their backers, or, according to KXLY, filed with the Public Disclosure Commission. (KXLY)

To-be-arrested development -- A Post Falls developer has a warrant out for his arrest. He didn’t appear in court after being accused of selling alcohol without a license. Also, he’s being sued and filed for bankruptcy. Bad times. (CDA Press)

Unlocal News

Supersized -- Colbert’s Super Pac has raised over $1 Million, or, 1/250th of Mitt Romney’s net worth. (Atlantic Wire)

As goes Florida -- With Florida voters voting tonight, a nation collectively wonders how much, exactly, Newt Gingrich will lose by. (NYT)

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