Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Remembering Sept. 11, bike holdup, new iPhone and elections

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

HERE

Twelve years after Sept. 11, Spokane Valley firefighters honor those who died in the attack on the Twin Towers. (KHQ)

A Spokane fire lieutenant is working to commemorate the 17 local firefighters who died in the line of duty since 1890. (S-R)

The developers of an 80-acre sports complex planned for Hayden lost a major investor because construction keeps getting delayed. (Cda Press)

A judge turned down a request from anti-sprawl groups to stop development projects while changes to Spokane’s urban growth area are appealed. (S-R) Read background on this here.

NEAR

Police say a 12-year-old in Everett admitted to riding up to a bikini barista stand on a bike, ordering a smoothie and then robbing the place at gunpoint. (Seattle Times)

A kitten that got stuck in a hole at an Oregon RV dealership earlier this summer now has a new permanent home in Washington. (KREM)

The Idaho Humane Society is investigating the Idaho Aquarium in Boise after three complaints about how creatures are cared for there. (Idaho Statesman)

ELSEWHERE

President Obama addressed the nation in a prime-time speech, making a case for limited military strikes but also moving forward with diplomacy options. (WaPo)

Apple unveils the new iPhone, as well as a cheaper model with — drumroll — different colors. (TechCrunch)

Americans watch soccer on TV, after all. (LA Times)

ELECTIONS!

Two Colorado state senators who supported gun-control measures last spring lost recall elections. (Colorado Independent)

New York City’s mayoral race will pit Democrat Bill de Blasio against Republican Joe Lhota, better known as the candidate who would not have stopped the trains to save the kittens. (NYT)

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer did not win their respective races. (Politico)

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