Thursday, September 5, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: taxidermy thieves, Obamacare scammers and Keurig soup

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The 11 teenagers who stole an array of mounted animals last week, including a polar bear, say they did it to recreate a video they'd seen on YouTube. (SR)

Washington will be allowed 334 marijuana stores, with 18 of them in Spokane County, according to rules the Liquor Control Board proposed yesterday. (Inlander)

Fairchild air crews have been briefed on the crash that killed three Fairchild airmen in May. (KXLY) 

The Better Business Bureau in North Idaho is warning people about scammers who call saying they're helping enroll people for the Affordable Care Act, but are in fact identity thieves. (CdA Press) 


As President Obama is in Russia trying to drum up support for strikes in Syria, more details about the brutality of the country's rebels are emerging, further complicating moral questions about the conflict. (WaPo/NYT) 

Kenyan leaders will vote today on whether the country should leave the International Criminal Court, which has charged its president and deputy president with crimes against humanity. (BBC)

You will soon be able to make Campbell's soup in your Keurig coffee maker. Gross/you're welcome. (Gizmodo)


Last night was crazy, are we right? Check out photographer Young Kwak's cool shots of the lightning storm

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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...