Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Spokane makeover plans, menthol cigarettes and the Louisiana coastline

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM

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The man arrested on arson charges after four almost-finished apartment buildings burned in Pullman may be responsible for other unsolved arson cases going back several years. (KHQ)

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has a bold plan to give East Sprague, or some other part of town, a big makeover. (S-R)

An 18-year-old drowned in the Spokane River near the Sullivan bridge while trying to swim across with his girlfriend. (KXLY)

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The FDA may restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes after their assessment found they’re more addictive and harder to quit. (WSJ)

Former congressman Anthony Weiner, now New York City mayoral candidate, continues to delight the tabloids by holding press conferences and admitting to more sexting. (NY Daily News)

Louisiana is suing dozens of energy companies, including BP and Exxon Mobil, for decades of damage to the coastline. (NYT)

Exactly 100 days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the last injured person still hospitalized is heading home. (AP)


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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...