Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: pot zoning, Valley shooting and snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 8:58 AM

AROUND HERE

Spokane County Commissioners passed zoning rules for recreational marijuana operations outside city limits, focusing on keeping pot out of residential areas. (SR)

Police say a fight between two brothers in Spokane Valley last night resulted in one of them dead from a gunshot wound. (KREM)

The woman who, along with her two children, was hit by a car while crossing Monroe Friday night tested positive for meth, and authorities are considering pressing charges. (KXLY)

The June officer-involved shooting on I-90 has been ruled justified. (KHQ)

ELSEWHERE

After 15 years of fighting between snowmobilers and environmentalists, the federal government announced new rules for Yellowstone with an eye toward limiting noise and air pollution in the park. (NPR)

The prime minister of Pakistan will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss drone strikes and other contentious issues between the two nations. (BBC)

A student who was in the Nevada middle school where another student opened fire Monday now says the shooter told others, "You guys ruined my life, so I'm going to ruin yours." (LAT)

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'

According to this Gallup poll, Americans favor legalizing marijuana for the first time in history. 

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