Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Morning Briefing: Condon strikes again. (So do burglars.)

Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Local Stuff

Knezovich fighting back on property crime — The sheriff announced a plan yesterday that would put more deputies on the beat. (SR)

Condon hoping to spur business with Certified Sites initiative — The program gives the official seal of approval to developers trying to lure big companies with ready-made properties. (KXLY)

SUV found abandoned in Spokane River — No one was found in the vehicle, which was traced to western Washington but had not been reported stolen. (KXLY)

Condon dismisses building official — Joe Wizner is the fifth major casualty of the new administration. (SR)

Around and About

Soldiers at war in fog of psychotropic drugs — USAF pilot Patrick Burke had been popping dexedrine all day before he arrived home and attacked his friend, yelling, "Jack Bauer told me this was going to happen!" (Seattle Times)

Police working on their memory — Law enforcement officers from all over the region descended on the Portland area recently to test what they remember in the line of fire — and what they don't. (Oregonian)

More bars open to smoking? — A House bill was amended in Olympia on Friday night to include provisions that would allow cigar smoking at up to 100 bars and 500 tobacco retailers in Washington. (Olympian)

Facebook buys Instagram. But for what? (CBS)

Ozzie Guillen suspended for five games for Castro comments — The Miami Marlins manager told Time last week, "I respect Fidel Castro. ... You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that motherf***ker is still here." (USA Today)

California inmates get better health care than ordinary citizens (Daily Beast)

Three teacher friends outside Baltimore will split one of the three winning Mega Millions tickets — Each will receive around $35 million after taxes. (ABC)

And This Stupid Video

In honor of yesterday's announcement that Journey will appear at Northern Quest's summer concert series

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