Thursday, September 4, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Mobile home park residents kicked out and fast food workers strike

Posted By on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 9:14 AM

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After annexing a portion of the West Plains in 2012, the City of Spokane is now enforcing its codes in that area. That has led to the eviction of some who are living in RVs in a West Plains mobile home park and say they have nowhere else to go. (SR)

Police are investigating a stabbing last night in North Spokane. (KXLY)

Union Pacific railroad is facing a lawsuit arguing they should foot part of the bill for Silver Valley cleanup. (SR)

The Seahawks are playing tonight. Maybe don't trade sex for tickets. (KING)

ELSEWHERE

A chemical flash erupted during a routine experiment at a Nevada museum, injuring 13 people, including children. (AP)

Fast food employees are striking and engaging in acts of civil disobedience across the country today as part of their ongoing demand for higher pay. (LA Times)

A labor rights group says conditions are still unsafe inside Chinese factories where parts for Apple products are made, despite the company's pledge to improve conditions. (CNET)

Budget cuts at the World Health Organization are making it harder to fight the ongoing spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (NYT)


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