Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Radon, Supreme Court Firepower, and U.S. jobs

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Around Here

Radon problem in North Idaho (KXLY)

More than half of Kootenai County homes have high levels of Radon, a colorless, odorless gas linked to lung cancer.

Radon testing kits can be bought at most hardware stores for $6.95.

Spokane Police plans increase security for MLK Parade (KXLY)

Next week's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will have more police, firefighters, and paramedics along the path to ensure safety. Extra precautions are being taken in response to Kevin Harpham, the man sentenced for 32 years for bomb construction and placement along the route.

Coeur D'Alene-based Hecla stock plummets (SR)

Hecla stock filliped today after the company outlined its closure of the Lucky Friday Mine in North Idaho for a cleaning of the silver shaft.

Hecla voluntarily chose to close the mine on Friday until repairs are made.

275 people work at the mine.

Hecla planned a conference at 10 am PST to answer questions about the Lucky Friday Mine.

Idaho Senator wants forgiveness (SR)

Senator John McGee faces his colleagues for the first time after pleading guilty for a drunk driving charge.

He has paid a restitution and served jail time and he wants to focus on his constituents during the last three months.

Out There

Victorious Romney Repudiates Opponent's Attacks (NY Times)

Mitt Romney explained that his opponents' attacks for his involvement with Bain Capital did not work and suggested they take another course as the primaries move to South Carolina.

Supreme Court Rules Separation Supplies Fire-power (LA Times)

The Supreme Court decided on Wednesday that schools and churches can remove unwanted religious ministers.

Obama urges insourcing of U.S. jobs (thehill.com)

President Obama appeared at an insourcing American jobs forum and urged CEOs to find ways to stimulate domestic jobs.

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