Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: GSI president stepping down, gunshots at a Georgia school, and Spokane enviros make the New York Times

Posted By on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM

HERE

After two decades at the helm of Greater Spokane Inc., Rich Hadley will resign as president in April. (Inlander) 

Construction workers unearthed a decades-old mosaic mural at Gonzaga University. Now school officials are deciding what to do with it. (S-R) 

Environmental activists from Spokane, including Riverkeeper Bart Mihailovich, make the New York Times for their lawsuit against Big Coal, which we've written about here and here. (NYT)

THERE

Charges likely will be filed today against three Oklahoma teenagers who gunned down a promising Australian college baseball player. Cops say the teens shot 22-year-old Christopher Lane because they were bored. (CNN)

Speaking of random acts of violence, there was a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia today. No injuries have been reported, thankfully. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) 

In more harrowing news, a United Nations commission is hearing some pretty disturbing testimony from former inmates on public executions and torture they observed in North Korean prison camps. (Reuters) 

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE 

The weather in Spokane will be beautiful today.  

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