Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MORNING BRIEF: deja vu edition

Posted By on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Around here

An elderly woman held an intruder at gunpoint this morning until police arrived. (SR)

Police are looking for a woman they believe stabbed her boyfriend this morning. They say she may have been the victim of domestic violence acting in self defense. (KXLY)

The Kootenai County Commission has changed its mind about firing public defender John Adams. Some commissioners say they didn't know about his medical condition. (CdA Press) 

Out there

Rutgers University fired its men's basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN broadcast video of him physically and verbally abusing players, including yelling homophobic slurs. (CNN) 

The Obama administration is encouraging banks to lend to people with weak credit, arguing they're getting left behind in the economic recovery. Skeptics worry this could cause the same problems that led to the financial crisis in the first place. (WashPo)

North Korea has closed the last border crossing with the South. (BBC) 

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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...