Monday, July 11, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Mourning; transportation headaches

Posted on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Lanes closed on I-90 — The freeway will narrow to two lanes in each direction from Hamilton to Sprague as crews work on bridge decks at Altamont and Havana. (KXLY)

Electric trolley in Spokane? — Reaction to a proposal to run an electric trolley line between Browne's Addition and Gonzaga are mixed. (KXLY)

Bhutanese community says goodbye — A funeral on Sunday mourned the loss of three young Bhutanese men whose bodies were found in the Spokane River last week. (KREM)

Obama reaches for a budget compromise — President Obama is talking to reporters right now, pitching a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. (NYT)

Paddlers reaching the Pacific — A team of paddlers re-enacting the 1811 canoe trip of explorer and fur trader David Thompson from British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean along the Columbia River will reach Vancouver, Wash., today. (SR) We wrote about the canoe brigade as they were passing through the Inland Northwest.

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