Thursday, June 7, 2012

Morning Briefing: Gay marriage blocked in Washington (but not in the Boy Scouts?)

Posted on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:50 AM


Gay marriage blocked in Washington — The new law would have taken effect yesterday, but opponents filed 200,000 signatures, asking for a public vote. (SR)

Roskelley to stay on November ballot — A judge dismissed a challenge by the Republican Party that claimed that the former county commissioner's voter registration was invalid. (KXLY)

Idahoans can order Five Wives vodka after all — The Idaho State Liquor Division has previously banned it, citing the polygamy reference in the title. But a George Washington University prof sued, claiming such a ban was unconstitutional. (KREM)

Kootenai County considering privately built jail — A private firm is proposing two different designs for a county jail, which would be funded by investors and then leased to and run by the county. (CDA Press)

Condon strikes again — The mayor fires treasurer Ellen Hung. (SR)

People are super-psyched about Chipotle opening — The chain store opened yesterday at the Ruby-Division split. (KXLY)

Thief's fall through ceiling caught on tape — Dude tumbles onto a folding table, picks himself up, dusts off his tire iron, then ransacks Nosworthy's. (NWCN)


Trainers can't swim with killer whales anymore — The federal government says so. (NYT)

French first lady doesn't know if she likes "first lady" — Valerie Trierweiler, the partner of President Francois Hollande, is still mulling her title. (AP)

Boy Scouts to allow gays? — The organization is considering dropping its longtime opposition. (ABC)

Four chefs, one ingredient: Cucumbers (Bon Appetit)

And Now a Poem from Ray Bradbury (RIP)

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