Monday, April 15, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Trolleys, avalanche, GOP megadonor and life at Guantanamo Bay

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM

HERE

The five people killed in an Orofino house fire on Saturday — a family or four and a friend staying over — have been identified. (KXLY)

A 25-year-old transgender woman was banned from a Lewiston grocery store for using the women’s bathroom. (KREM)

STA unveils plans for public transportation improvements, including modern electric trolleys and new park-and-ride lots. (S-R)

NEAR

One woman died and one man is still missing in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass after two spring avalanches struck on Saturday. The search was suspended indefinitely. (Seattle Times)

An elderly veteran with Alzheimer’s died after he wandered away from the state veterans’ home in Montana and was Tasered, according to a lawsuit filed by his granddaughter. (Helena Independent Record)

ELSEWHERE

The New York Times’ most-read story this Monday morning: A Guantanamo Bay prisoner on hunger strike writes about being force-fed and never charged. (NYT)

Republican Party super-donor Bob Perry, who built his fortune in Houston real estate, dies at 80. But Super PACs will never die! (AP)

Justin Bieber is causing controversy by visiting Anne Frank’s house and writing in the guestbook that he hopes “she would have been a belieber.” (TMZ)

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