Thursday, December 27, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: tasing, stacking and the fiscal cliff

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Around here

A Spokane inmate died Wednesday after he was tased by a corrections officer at the Benton County jail. (KXLY) 

The people who had to clean up after the Spokane stackers on Christmas are not impressed. (SR) 

The new year means electricity and natural gas rates are going up for Avista customers. (SR)

Out there

Despite high hopes to take action on climate change, the EPA director is resigning without much progress in that area. (NYT) 

Veterans are waiting longer to get their disability benefits. (NPR) 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the fiscal cliff: "It looks like that is where we're headed." (Chicago Tribune)

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