Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Morning Briefing: Happy Valentine's Day (you may now kiss the bride/groom)

Posted on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM

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Happy Valentine's Day — You may now marry your partner in Washington, regardless of his/her gender. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the Legislature's same-sex-marriage bill into law yesterday morning. (Seattle Times)

Meanwhile... As Gregoire was legalizing same-sex marriage in Olympia, Rick Santorum was in Tacoma, encouraging opponents of the law. (A challenge has already been filed. ) (Seattle Times) Reminder: Santorum will appear in Coeur d'Alene at noon today.

Body of triple-murder suspect found — After a 60-hour search, the body of Dustin Gilman was found in the woods near the Little Spokane River. (KXLY)

Spokane County losing money... by not collecting bonds from criminal defendants. A state audit shows the county could've collected $30,000 in four cases and may have lost even more. (SR)

Obama to tour Boeing — The president will make a stop in Everett on Friday. (The Hill)

It's Not Valentine's Day Everywhere, Apparently

Syrian forces "shelling randomly" (Daily Beast)

Iranian suicide boats tailing the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln (Business Insider)

Terrorist bomber blows off his own legs in Bangkok (Atlantic)

Israel to "settle the score" for Bangkok attack (CBS)

Guatemalan leader considers decriminalizing drugs (LA Times)

The Most Romantic Thing I Could Think Of

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