Friday, March 1, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Sequester cuts, country club discrimination and police told to give back the pot

Posted by on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM

AROUND HERE

A body was found in east Spokane, near Helena and Pacific. Police are investigating. (KHQ and SPD)

A jury ruled that the Spokane Country Club should pay more than $500,000 for discriminating against four female members. Their lawyer argued that the club reserved the best tee times for men, among other things. (S-R

One of the people arrested in the multi-state DEA raids yesterday is reportedly an owner of the Flamin’ Joe’s restaurants in Spokane. (KXLY)

A judge ordered police to give back the marijuana seized from a Tacoma man last year. (Tacoma News Tribune)

ELSEWHERE

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole while sleeping. (USA Today)

A man has been charged with murder after a gay, black mayoral candidate in Mississippi was found dead on Wednesday. (WaPo)

South African police officers will be charged with murder after dragging a man through the streets tied to a police truck. (Reuters)

EVERYWHERE!

Sequester spending cuts are just hours away. (NYT)

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The Harlem Shake has spread to Middle East protests, and The New York Times breaks down its origins and evolution in a timeline. (NYT)

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