Thursday, October 25, 2012

MORNING BRIEF: voting, poaching and a teen shelter in trouble

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Around here

People are getting their vote on in Kootenai County. (CDA Press)

A man shot to death Friday by Stevens County Police was a Vietnam veteran who suffered PTSD. His family is still trying to figure out what happened in the altercation. (SR)

Crosswalk Youth Shelter is slashing hours after losing $115,000 in grants. (SR)

Out there

Despite the American promise to protect Afghan citizens who help the U.S. mission there, there's a serious backlog in the visa process. That leaves many applicants, like those who've served as translators for the U.S. military, in danger at home. (WashPo) 

Poaching elephants for ivory is up in Tanzania, thanks to a market for it in Asia and lax rules in Africa. (NPR)

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Obama again. (Reuters) 

Google Maps street view. UNDER WATER!

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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...