Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: Escaping jail, raising taxes and going to Mars (again)

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Around here

Why it's so easy to escape the Benewah County Jail (SR) 

Kids are back in school, so slow down (KREM) 

Coeur d'Alene's proposed 2013 budget includes a 2 percent property tax hike (CdA Press) 

Out there

The Democrats start their convention, and it's not going to feel like 2008 (NYT)

More than 100,000 Syrians fled their country last month, the highest monthly count since the conflict there started last March (BBC) 

NASA green-lights another Mars mission (LAT) 

Better than IMAX

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Spokane County Interstate Fair: Fair Food Drive-Thru @ Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Fri., Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...