Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Fairchild, Fluoride and Anthony Weiner

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM


Fairchild Air Force Base lost a bid to host a new generation of air refueling KC-46A tankers. (KXLY)

Two voters from northeast Spokane are suing the county auditor, claiming that City Council candidate Mark Hamilton should not be allowed to run because he lived in the city for less than a year before officially entering the race. (S-R)

Republican-backed candidates suffered big losses in races for the Coeur d’Alene School Board and Kootenai Hospital District board. (S-R)


A 27-year-old mixed martial-arts fighter, Ibragim Todashev, was shot and killed by an FBI agent in his Florida home during an interview in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing. (Orlando Sentinel)

For the fourth time this century, Portland voters rejected the city’s plan to add fluoride to the water supply. (Oregonian)

A “respiratory illness of unknown origin” has killed two people and hospitalized five others in southeast Alabama. State health officials sent samples of the mysterious pathogens to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. (NBC)


Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in this breathtaking campaign video. (CNN)


The creator of the GIF says it’s pronounced ‘jif’ with a soft ‘G.’ (NY Times)

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