Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Worthy's new hotel moves forward, CdA Summer Theatre, armed staff in Spokane schools

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM


Karen and Walt Worthy, prominent Spokane developers, yesterday announced their plans to begin the first phase of what is planned to be Spokane's biggest hotel, across from the Convention Center. (S-R) 

This summer's season could be the last for the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre. (Inlander) 

The Spokane Public Schools school board is scheduled to vote today on a measure to arm district employees with .40-caliber Glock pistols. (S-R)

State Route 291 at the Spokane and Stevens county line could remained closed through the day as crews battle a brush fire burning about 10 acres of steep terrain that began yesterday afternoon. (KREM)


Earlier this week a Microsoft shareholder filed a lawsuit against the company that accuses company execs of misleading investors about sales of the Surface RT tablets. (Seattle Times) 

Violence in Egypt escalated today as police stormed a camp and killed dozens of people protesting the ousting of former President Morsi. The interim government vice president Mohamed ElBaradei stepped down in protest of the violence. (WaPost) 

Washington may be credited for leading the way in the U.S. as the debate over the legalization of marijuana heats up across the country. (CNN)

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