Monday, June 4, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Romney picks McMorris Rodgers (but not for what you're thinking)

Posted on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Round Here

Edgar Steele's hitman released from prison — Larry Fairfax, the guy hired by North Idaho attorney Edgar Steele in June 2010 to kill Steele's wife, has been released from prison and moved to a halfway house. (Bonner County Daily Bee)

McMorris Rodgers to head Romney's House team — The Eastern Washington congresswoman "will be a helpful partner in our efforts to ensure our focus remains on the critical issue of economic security for all Americans," says the Republican presidential candidate. (KXLY)

Spokane to cut arts funding — Spokane Arts Commission head Karen Mobley says she'll likely be out of a job by the end of the year. (SR)

CDA has Idaho's highest unemployment rate — Believe it. (CDA Press)

S-R won't release commenters' identities — The chair of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee says three posters on spokesman.com libeled her. (Washington Post)

Local veterinarian saves bald eagle (KXLY)

Think we're the only city with shady cops? — A Seattle police captain who was overseeing federal findings of excessive force within the department was arrested in an alleged domestic-violence incident on Sunday. (Seattle Times)

Out There

Another cannibalism incident?! — The second in a week in the U.S. This (alleged) one in Baltimore. (KHQ)

Engine trouble, apparently, leads to crash in Nigeria — All 153 people on board were killed when a Dana Airlines crashed into a populated area of Lagos. (NYT)

"Canadian Psycho" porn actor arrested in Berlin — Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was on the run from police after allegations that he brutally killed a Chinese student in Montreal. (Global Post)

Tomorrow's transit of Venus is gonna be cool — But why is it important? (Boing Boing)

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