Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Sunshine Mine death, $15 minimum wage and hurricane names

Posted By on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 9:10 AM

HERE

A worker was killed in an accident at the Sunshine Mine in Kellogg, which has been in the process of reopening. (KREM/S-R)

Attorneys for Karl Thompson, who was convicted in the Otto Zehm case, are arguing for a retrial in the U.S. Court of Appeals. (S-R)

Coeur d’Alene High School is ending its student newspaper after almost two decades in print. (Cda Press)

THERE

Seattle’s city council passed the $15 minimum wage measure, which will phase in gradually over seven years. (Seattle Times)

Syria’s presidential election is underway, with an expected win for President Bashar al-Assad. (CNN)

Even the NRA calls it “downright weird” to go about daily errands and stop at Starbucks while carrying assault rifles, as a group in Texas has been doing. (WSJ)

Apple announced new products, including “smart home” technology and a new programming language. (CBS)

A new study — somewhat criticized — found that hurricanes with female names are more deadly because people respect them less. (WaPo)

BEES

Want to watch honeybees at work all day? There's a live bee cam for that. (USDA)

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