Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Backyard barn animals, McMorris Rodgers ethics violations, and landslide death toll rises

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:31 AM

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You can now raise pigs, goats and sheep in your own backyard: The Spokane City Council approved new urban farming rules last night. (S-R)

Yet another espresso stand has been robbed at gunpoint. So far, there have been nine armed robberies in Spokane this month. (KXLY)

The Office of Congressional Ethics has found evidence that U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers improperly combined her congressional and campaign resources during her 2012 re-election race. (S-R)

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The death toll in the Snohomish County landslide has risen to 14.  Another 176 people have been reported missing, though they may be duplicate reports. (Seattle Times)

The Obama administration is proposing legislation to end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data. (WaPo)

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on a case challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate on religious grounds. (NYT) We wrote about the lawsuit in the last issue of InHealth and its potential ramifications.

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This is what parachuting off the top of One World Trade Center looks like. (Fast Company)


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