Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: NYT interviews Edward Snowden, WSU combats binge drinking and mudslides plague the North Cascades

Posted By on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 8:55 AM

HERE

In an effort to combat binge drinking in students, WSU announced it plans to offer more Friday morning classes and will notify parents if an underage student is caught drinking or using drugs. (S-R)

A license plate recognition system on I-90 helped police find a missing Colville girl in Coeur d'Alene yesterday. (KREM)

If you noticed a reddish tint to the water of the Little Spokane River yesterday here's what it was for. (Inlander)

THERE

A man who shot and wounded a bus driver in downtown Seattle yesterday morning was later fatally shot by police, and reportedly had a history of drug and mental health problems. (Seattle Times)

Weekend thunderstorms in the Cascades caused intense flooding and landslides that trapped 65 hikers in the North Cascades National Park. (Seattle Times) 

Two wildfires sparked by recent lighting storms in south central Idaho have forced the evacuation of residents, some for the second year in a row due to the fire threat. (AP)   

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The U.S. Justice Dept. has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines. (NY Times)

Read the New York Times' encrypted interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden. (NY Times) 

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