Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Light snow, oil train risks and #MyNYPD

Posted By on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

HERE

Proposed Spokane city ordinance would add gender identity and military status to discrimination protections in municipal code. (KXLY)

Some light snow across small areas of the Inland Northwest this morning. (KREM)

Spokane adopts the Ponderosa pine as the official city tree. (Inlander)

Local book lovers distributing free copies of Sherman Alexie book recently banned from Idaho district curriculum. Will give out copies to students starting this evening. (ID Ed News)

THERE

Obama meets with families and rescuers in Oso during tour of landslide destruction. (Everett Herald)

Oil traffic through Northwest carries inherent risks. (Seattle Times)

Missoula to build new housing for homeless with mental illness, HIV/AIDS. (Missoulian)

ELSEWHERE

NYPD’s social media campaign, #MyNYPD, immediately and predictably backfires. (WaPost)

Justice Department expands early release program, opening door to clemency for thousands of drug offenders. (NYT)

Investigators evaluating debris washed up on Australian coast for potential ties to missing MH370 flight. (BBC)

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