Thursday, November 15, 2012

MORNING BRIEFING: Justice for Otto

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

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Good news, Spokane county marijuana possessors. Those over the age of 21 won’t be prosecuted for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. (SR)

Louis Ray has only eaten at Cyrus O’Leary’s once, and he didn’t like it very much. Now he’s demolishing the place that disappointed him. (SR)

Karl Thompson, the guy who hit Otto Zehm with his baton 7 times in 8 seconds, is being sentenced today. (KREM)

The case of the North Idaho man, Tasered while trying to use a video camera to record in the courtroom, begins tomorrow. (CDAP)

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Washington Sen. Patty Murray says it will be easier to get a fiscal cliff deal next year. (Slate)

States, like Idaho, have until Friday to decide whether they want to create their own health insurance exchange. (NYT)

An anguished journalist cradles his dead 11-month-old son, killed in the Gaza strikes. (Washington Post)

As Israel strikes in Gaza,  Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas trash-talk each other on Twitter. (ABC News)

Guy Fieri begins to answer some of the questions posed by a rather critical New York Times review. (Eater)

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...