Thursday, May 19, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Verner wants more cops; river's going over its banks; shoes fly in China

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Sniper v. Turkey — Trained Army sniper can't get hunting license without taking a hunter education class. (SR)

Seeing more blue — Despite another projected budget shortfall, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner calls for more police. In an election year. (SR)

The Mighty Spokane — Snowmelt and recent rains have the Spokane River at flood stage. (SR) KREM reports water over the Centennial Trail along stretches of Upriver Drive and repeats the city's warning for people to stay clear.

Mom speaks out — Her daughter was stripped on bus while Kellogg coaches and staff were oblivious. (KXLY)

This shoe was made for clocking — Computer scientist who developed China's online censorship tools, known as The Great Firewall, is "hit by a shoe" while lecturing. (BBC)

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