Wednesday, October 5, 2011

THE MORNING BRIEFING: Neutral Milk Hotel on Wall Street, Otto Zehm trial in Yakima

Posted on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:50 AM


Zehm trial goes to Yakima — A federal judge figured that Karl Thompson, the Spokane police officer charged with using excessive force in the case of Otto Zehm, couldn't get a fair shake in a town that's all too familiar with police misconduct, so they're moving the trial to Yakima. It's scheduled to being Oct. 11. (SR)

More woes for the Ridpath — The many owners of the historic hotel in downtown Spokane have been told to clean up the run-down building (a favorite destination for taggers and squatters) or they'll each pay a $1,500 fine. (KXLY)

Dems blast Clarence Thomas — Liberals are wondering publicly why the Supreme Court Justice's wife never reported earnings from the conservative Heritage Foundation and how much time Clarence spends on donors' yachts. (Oregonian)

Out There

Not much new in the new iPhone (Slate)

Italy shuts down Italian Wikipedia (Boing Boing)

Occupy Wall Street joined by labor unions (Al Jazeera)

Occupy Wall Street joined by ... Jeff Mangum? (WSJ)

U-Dub researchers find that the most commonly used contraceptive in eastern and southern Africa also doubles their risk for HIV (New Yorker)

Adele cancels her U.S. tour because of a vocal cord hemorrhage (ABC News)

Seattle artist creates everyday scenes out of food and toys (see above) (Telegraph)


chris cooley

new iphone


van jones

second time around


Hawthorne Heights at A Club

Frequent Inlander contributor Jack Nisbet reads from Purple Flat Top (which is not about an '80s hairstyle)

Watch Pulp Fiction with your professor

Town hall meeting to discuss creating a new regional animal shelter Remember this? We wrote about it in August.

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