Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Election Day, snow piling up and video of fiery plane collision

Posted By on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 8:55 AM

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ELECTION DAY: Vote on Spokane City Council seats, Spokane Valley City Council, GMO-labeling, the Coeur d'Alene mayor and the Post Falls mayor. Ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by the end of the day. (Inlander)

Find local results, dropbox locations and other election information at the Spokane County Auditor's website.

Despite record campaign spending, many expect today's election to result in typically low off-year voter turnout. (S-R)

Also, SNOW: First significant snowfall has made for slick roads this morning. (KREM)

A car also smashed through the side of the Life Center Church on Government Way, careening over the stage and into the auditorium. (KXLY)

The Capitol Christmas Tree, cut last Friday, is also scheduled for viewing from 3-5 pm today at the INB Performing Arts Center. (Official tree tracker)

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A black bear bit a woman and killed her dog last week near Long Beach on the Washington coast. (AP)

Oregon police officer shot during Sunday house fire has died. Officials remember him as dedicated city protector. (Oregonian)

ELSEWHERE

NBC has exclusive helmet cam video from fiery mid-air collision of two skydiving planes. All 11 passengers survived. (NBC)

A 20-year-old gunman is dead after opening fire in a New Jersey mall. No bystanders were injured. (NY Times)

India launches spacecraft to Mars, hoping to become fourth space program to reach Red Planet. (BBC)


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