Thursday, June 24, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Haters can't hide, a North Idaho pile of garbage

Posted on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Haters, beware The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Washington state today, saying people who sign initiative petitions can not keep their names secret. So all those folks who signed to repeal the state's Everything but Marriage law might want to get their numbers out of the phone book. (AP) 

First the jail, now juvie As Spokane County slowly crumbles into the sea, so go all its programs. In the past year, the juvenile justice system has lost 14 positions in detention services. "No one wants a 13-year-old kid caged up like a wild animal," says KXLY about what less positions could mean for kids behind bars. (KXLY)

2,200 pounds of not garbage That's 73,000 empty aluminum cans, which will fund the wedding between locals Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer. The two have been saving the cans for the past year and say they can now tie the knot on July 31. (SR)

And, for the cave dwellers Gen. David Petraeus replaced the beleaguered (and insulting) Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of the Afghan War. And after a last minute goal and win, our fantastic U.S. soccer team advanced to the World Cup's second round. (NYT, Reuters)

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