Friday, June 21, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Water Under A Troubled Bridge

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Just because you’re a teacher accused of child rape, doesn’t mean that the Spokane Public School district will stop paying your paycheck.  (SR)

Long before it collapsed, Washington state officials knew the I-5 bridge had a history of collisions with large trucks. But nobody flagged it. (AP)

The Spokane Regional Health District cuts the Guild School budget even more. (KREM)

The good news: The new Vivint call center will create 400 new jobs. The bad news: “According to the Better Business Bureau, more than 2,000 complaints have been filed against Vivint for deceptive sales tactics.” (KXLY)


The House refuses to pass a farm bill with food stamp cuts. (NYT)

The Trayvon Martin case has an entirely female jury. (Orlando Sentinel)

The Syria situation just keeps getting worse, as Sunni jihadists join the battle. (Washington Post)

50 Ways to Dodge Your Question

Yahoo has tabulated the thousands of ways that White House spokesman Jay Carney avoids directly answering reporters’ questions.

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Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters was a staff reporter for the Inlander from 2009 to 2023. He reported on a wide swath of topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.His work investigated deep flaws in the Washington...