Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Pot for parolees, more bikini barista controversy and GM's 13 victims

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:33 AM

AROUND HERE

The lingerie espresso stand controversy continues. This time, it's a new sign out on East Sprague that's got people upset. (KXLY)

Starting next week, Washington parolees will have the right to smoke pot, just like everyone else in the state. (KING/KREM)

STA will begin equipping a small number of buses with computers to allow riders to see when the next bus will arrive using their smart phone or tablet. (SR)

The controversial revamped McEuen Park in Coeur d'Alene finally opened over the weekend. (CdA Press)

ELSEWHERE

Students continue to hold vigils at UC campuses across Southern California to remember the six people killed in a shooting in Isla Vista on Friday night. (LAT)

General Motors has acknowledged that defective ignition switches in its vehicles have contributed to 47 accidents, including 13 deaths. Even as GM refuses to identify the victims, the New York Times found the families of those 13 victims, who ranged in age from 13 to 81. (NYT)

At least 30 people have been killed in fighting in Ukraine after the government deployed combat jets and helicopters to respond to rebels. (AlJazeera)

The Nigerian military says it knows the location of 200 girls who were kidnapped by militants there, but that using force to free them is too risky. (NPR)

The Malaysian government has released the satellite data it used to determine that the vanished Flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. (BBC)

VOLUME!

Planning to attend our downtown music festival, Volume, this weekend? You'll want to get your tickets before they go up in price on Friday. Buy them here.


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