Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: On the road, the highway, the campaign trail

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No green light for red lights — Just because a recent ruling challenged the legality of Spokane's red light camera system, doesn't mean those with tickets for running red lights should expect an automatic break. They'd have to each challenge the legality of their tickets in court as well. Meanwhile, Spokane plans a simple change to get around the sticky jurisdictional question — print the tickets in Spokane. (SR)

Polar Bear Triathalon —This Sunday is Ironman. This Sunday, in all likelihood the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene will be hovering around 50 degrees, for their 2.4 mile swim. Warming huts will help the racers quickly dry off, but still: Brrr. (KREM)

Big trucks — The controversial "megaload" Imperial Oil/ExxonMobile trailers — 208 feet long, 23.3 feet wide — will be moseying through Couer d'Alene soon. Originally, the megaload trailers had been set to go through the picturesque U.S. 12, but environmental groups protested. Now, they're heading through I-95 on their route to Alberta. (CDAP)

A Mormon in the presidential race — Jon Huntsman — the former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China appointed by Barack Obama, is the newest candidate to enter the . His moderate views — and polite relationship with Obama — has pundits speculating that he doesn't stand a lick of a chance in becoming the Republican Candidate.

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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...