Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Here comes the crash

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Texting while driving -- Invariably, if it turns out you were typing a text message to your friend while driving, and you hit and kill a pedestrian, you'll be in deep trouble. But what if you're a police officer typing a message into an onboard computer? (SR)

Bicycle justice -- There's nothing worse than swimming 2.4 miles and finding your bike missing. Fortunately, two stolen Ironman Triathlon bikes have been found, when the thieves tried to sell them to Pawn 1. (KREM)

Painting in traffic -- If you must fire paintballs, don't do it into I-90 traffic. (KXLY)

A more Spartan tomorrow -- To compensate for considerable debt, the Greeks have passed another round of austerity, featuring considerable cutbacks in social services. The Greek people have responded with measured disappointment, by which we mean rioting. (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...