Monday, April 7, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: School zone speeders, basketball and more trouble in Ukraine

Posted By on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM

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The city will soon begin discussing whether to implement a pilot program of automated cameras to catch speeders in school zones. (SR)

Police say a man was teaching his 10-year-old son to drive when their vehicle crashed into a canal near Coulee City. The boy driving and his 12-year-old brother survived, but their father and 8-year-old brother were killed. (KREM)

19 people were arrested at a "mansion bash" in Coeur d'Alene over the weekend. Some partygoers apparently took selfies as officers arrived.(KHQ)

The number of people killed in the Oso landslide is now at 33. Over the weekend, the Homeland Security secretary toured the site and pledged continued support. (Seattle Times)

ELSEWHERE

With protestors declaring a "people's republic" in the east, Ukraine now fears another "Crimea scenario." (AlJazeera)

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda that left 800,000 people dead. As the world gathers to observe, France will not be represented at the ceremonies because of allegations its government was complicit in the killings. (BBC)

Mickey Rooney died yesterday at 93. (WaPo)

Many are hopeful after relatively peaceful elections in Afghanistan last week. Early counts show about a 60 percent turnout. (NYT)

As you prepare for the NCAA men's championship game tonight (6:10 pm PST), try not to feel too bad about your (probably destroyed) bracket. Apparently, your chances of being drafted into the NBA were better than having predicted this final game. (USA Today)

TODAY AT GET LIT!

This year's Get Lit! festival kicks off today with "State of Our Literary Union" at the downtown library at 4 pm and the Beacon Hill Reading Series at SCC at 6 pm. Find the full schedule here and our profiles of the headlining writers here.

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