Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Division 2.0

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Protect the block — Local crime prevention groups are attempting to increase the number of neighborhood watches. Already, on the lower South Hill, it seems to be working. (KXLY)

Extreme Makeover: Major Urban Arterial Edition — The city plans to spend $3 million dollars to pretty up Division Street. Despite the fact that Division is a major street and one of the top fast food-laden arterials in the country, it’s speckled with trash, cracked sidewalks and abandoned buildings. (KREM)

Final victory — Maj. Margaret Witt, a Spokane flight nurse suspended from the Air Force when it came out that she was gay, will not return to duty. Instead, having won her lawsuit, she receives a full pension and her unlawful discharge has been wiped from her records. (SR)

The other other other democratic uprising — As Libya showed, not every uprising for democracy is as simple as it was in Egypt or Tunisia. In Syria, the third largest city is being shelled, and over 750 have been killed, with over 10,000 protesters detained in custody. (NYT)

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...