Thursday, October 3, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: High-speed chase, health care woes and the shutdown continues

Posted By on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

HERE

A high-speed chase that started at the Walmart parking lot in the Airway Heights and ended with the suspect hiding in a barrel downtown. (KXLY)

Washington’s online health care exchange has gotten off to a rocky start, though not for lack of interest. (Inlander)

What should be Washington state’s transportation priorities? The Senate Transportation Committee stopped in Spokane to hear local views. (S-R)

More than a dozen horses taken from a ranch during a neglect investigation in July are now up for adoption. (KREM)

THERE

The shutdown continues, with political concern shifting to the upcoming debt ceiling deadline. (WaPo)

A boat carrying about 500 African migrants sank off the coast of Italy, with about half the passengers either dead or missing. (BBC)

Eight people died in a church bus crash in Tennessee. (CNN)

IMPORTANT

Millions of poor Americans will be left out of the new health care coverage programs because Republican-controlled states opted out of the Medicaid expansion. (NYT)

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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...