Thursday, April 4, 2013

MORNING BRIEF: Spokane police, North Idaho Republicans and same-sex marriage in France

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Around here

The February death of a man in the booking area of the Spokane County Jail has been ruled a homicide because it was caused in part by restraints officers used on him. (SR)

The Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office will join forces to fight property crime and start posting weekly crime data reports online. (Bloglander)

A North Idaho Republican group plans to aggressively campaign for two seats on the Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees, seats that have long gone uncontested. (CdA Press)

Out there

An Obama administration plan to buy more food for international aid in developing countries instead of in the U.S. is causing a backlash from American farmers and lobbyists. (NYT) 

The recent Arkansas oil spill is drawing attention to old pipelines across the country. The one that burst there, which runs from Illinois to Texas, was 65 years old. (NPR)

After a violent protest-turned-riot on the issue last month, the French Senate is debating same-sex marriage and adoption. (AlJazeera)

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