Friday, November 1, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Police guild contract, Foley memorial and food stamp cuts

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

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The city and police guild have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, and the Inlander has a copy of the agreement for you to read ahead of the press conference this morning. (Inlander)

Tom Foley’s public memorial service at Gonzaga is today, with details here. (Inlander)

The 18-year-old accused of stabbing a woman to death while she was out walking her dog took a plea bargain with a sentence of 10 years. (S-R)

Detectives recommend murder charges for three unsolved murder cases from 1990. Background here. (KXLY/Inlander)

A 25-year-old missing parolee from Moscow, a convicted forger, was found while doing laundry wearing a long, black wig. (AP)

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The problem-ridden HealthCare.gov saw just 248 successful signups in its first two days, congressional oversight documents show. (Bloomberg)

A Canadian woman faces drug charges after border officials discovered cocaine inside three pumpkins. (CBC)

Department of Homeland Security workers habitually boost their pay with overtime money they haven’t actually earned, according to a report by the Office of Special Counsel. (WaPo)

Deep food stamp cuts begin today. (AP)

In two separate reversals, court blocks stop-and-frisk changes in New York City and allows the restrictive abortion laws in Texas to go into effect during legal challenges.

Let this rogue preschool tap dancer be your inspiration for getting the weekend started:

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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...