Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Same-sex marriage in Idaho, Turkish coal mine explosion, pesticide-related illnesses

Posted By on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM

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A group of protesters, including the mayor of Airway Heights, rallied outside the Spokane County Courthouse yesterday to decry the county commissioners' expensive fight against the Spokane tribal casino project. (S-R)

A teenage drunk driver was arrested on DUI and drug charges...after rear-ending a Spokane police cruiser. (KXLY)

According to state health officials, about 60 people have gotten sick from 15 separate pesticide-spraying incidents in Central Washington orchards since March. (Reuters)

Target plans to hire more than 200 people for its South Hill store, opening this July. (KREM)

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A federal judge has overturned Idaho's same-sex marriage ban. Starting at 9 am on Friday, same-sex couples in Idaho can legally wed. (S-R)

More than 200 Turkish coal miners were killed in an explosion and subsequent fire at a mine in western Turkey. (NYT)

The Pentagon is considering transferring WikiLeaks whistleblower Ptv. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so that she can receive treatment for her gender disorder. (WaPo)

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