Friday, August 30, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: In which pot law blows forward, France becomes America's biggest ally and a former Gonzaga basketball star is robbed

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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Pro-pot advocates rejoiced yesterday when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced that, based on a phone conversation with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, he believes the state is free to move forward in implementing new regulations for recreational marijuana without federal interference. (Inlander)

After a temporary evacuation for a bomb threat at a Pullman elementary school yesterday, the Pullman Police Department announced the call came from an IP address overseas (so not just a kid trying to get out of a test). (KXLY)

Hydroplanes will rev up engines today in Coeur d’Alene for the first time in 45 years for the Diamond Cup. The watery event runs through the weekend. (Inlander)

A threesome of suspected residential burglars stole (among other alleged robberies) championship items belonging to former Gonzaga basketball star Adam Morrison, according to court documents. (SR)

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France, yes France, is the now only other major country left willing to go along with the United States’ plans to strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons, after a vote in British Parliament decided against military action. (Seattle Times)

WE ALL NEED A LITTLE CONTROVERSY

Has the new documentary Blackfish taken a hit out of SeaWorld’s business? Even as attendance has dropped six percent, park officials say no. Read our review of the film here. (LAT)

The inventor of the foam finger is not pleased with the way his creation was “used” at a certain Sunday awards show performance (no, we are not going to mention her name on this blog). (DB)

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