Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: The consequences of losing power

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Neighbors lying to neighbors – Columnist Shawn Vestal takes on the flagrant inaccuracies (he suspects lies) of the anti-school bond group Citizens for Responsible Taxation, funded Alton Tire’s Duane Alton. In the latest case, Vestal finds, they’ve exaggerated “a proposed tax in the Orchard Prairie district by 10 times.” (SR)

MegaFlop – Despite repeated assurances that megaloads – massive trucks carrying huge pieces of oil equipment – wouldn’t cause problems, the latest truck through Lewiston took out a 20-foot tree branch, and snagged a powerline, knocking out power to 1,300 people for five hours. The shipment has been stopped, awaiting Idaho Department of Transportation investigation. (KREM)

Pot holders – Legal medical marijuana dispensaries are now, officially, legal. A bill passed by the state legislature gives dispensaries legal protections and adds new restrictions. Yet, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office, distributing marijuana is still against federal law. (KXLY)

Exit interview – Hosni Mubarak is being held by Egyptian authorities, who are questioning him about corruption and abuse of power. (NYT)

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A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters was a staff reporter for the Inlander from 2009 to 2023. He reported on a wide swath of topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.His work investigated deep flaws in the Washington...