Friday, July 26, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Pot raids, surveillance, plague-infected squirrels

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM


The ACLU asks Spokane City Council to strengthen its proposed ordinance on surveillance equipment. (Inlander blogs)

A 19-year-old from Kingston drowned in Rose Lake while swimming with friends. (KREM)

Idaho’s Latah County is increasing the fees for concealed weapon permits. (AP via Moscow-Pullman Daily News)

Charges were dismissed against three Spokane Valley men featured in a 2010 Inlander report about a series of problems with the police investigation. (Inlander blogs)


Federal agents raided medical marijuana dispensaries around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, seizing plants and assets. (TNT)

The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the state’s rape shield law, which allows hearings about victims’ sexual history to be closed to the public. (Oregonian)

An 11-year-old Montana boy who initially had bail set at $500,000 after getting in trouble at school is ordered to spend a year in a youth home. (Missoulian)


Three campgrounds in California are shut down after the discovery of a squirrel carrying bubonic plague. (ABC)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is closed after vandals splashed light green paint on it. (WaPo)

The driver in the Spain train crash, apparently known for his love of speeding, has been arrested. (NYT)

FDA proposes stronger rules on imported food to prevent disease outbreaks. (LA Times)

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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...