Monday, June 20, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Drunk pols and insect soldiers

Posted on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Red light for red lights? — A Superior Court judge ruled against Spokane's Photo Red program, citing its use of electronic signatures by police officers. (SR)

Slow down, McKenna — Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is being criticized for using false statistics when he recently launched his gubernatorial campaign. His numbers showed a surprisingly quick growth in government, but they were wrong. (AP)

Idaho state senator gets wasted, steals truck, gets lost — John McGee, a former rising star in the Idaho GOP, got drunk on the golf course yesterday, decided to walk home, stole a truck and jackknifed in some random person's driveway. When confronted by the homeowner, he said he was looking for the "promised land." Maybe he found it in Ada County Jail. (Daily Weekly)

The future is now (and very tiny and frightening) — Insect-sized unmanned drones may be fighting the wars of the future. (NYT)

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