Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: kindergarten, Syria and John McCain

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Around here

Full-day kindergarten started at all Spokane Public Schools this week. (SR) 

Two people apparently tried to burglarize an Office Depot in Spokane with a sledgehammer, but were scared off by police, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the building. (KHQ)

The City of Coeur d'Alene passed its 2014 budget without asking for property tax increases. (CdA Press)  


Ariel Castro, the man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping three Cleveland girls and keeping them captive in his home for more than a decade, hanged himself in his cell. (USA Today)

While President Obama hasn't said he would go forward with a strike on Syria if a Congressional vote on the action fails, he told reporters this morning: "I always reserve the right and responsibility to act on behalf of America's national security." (NPR) 

A judge in Montana who sentenced a teacher to 30 days in jail for raping a student, sparking national outrage, now says it may have been illegal. (CNN)


John McCain was playing poker on his iPhone during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Yes, really. Here's the photo and McCain's tweet soon after: "Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!" (WaPo)

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , ,

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival @ Gonzaga University Jepson Center

Thu., Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Heidi Groover

  • Brachytherapy Breakthrough
  • Brachytherapy Breakthrough

    A new option for treating skin cancer skips the scalpel
    • Dec 1, 2014
  • It's Exploding
  • It's Exploding

    Why lawmakers and cops are worried about people blowing themselves up
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • GU Shake-Up
  • GU Shake-Up

    The woman overseeing reports of sexual assault at Gonzaga resigns; plus, a new study on Lakeland Village
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • More »

© 2019 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation