Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Spokane Valley's bikini barista ordinance, $15 minimum wage and Obama will pardon a turkey

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The state has invalidated Spokane County's plans to expand the urban growth area. (S-R) 

The Spokane Valley City Council took a stand against pasties last night, unanimously voting to ban bikini baristas from exposing their naughty bits to the impressionable public for good. (KREM)

The unemployment rate in Spokane County has dropped to its lowest level since 2008. (S-R)


The $15 minimum wage for SeaTac workers passed by 77 votes. Opponents of the measure are demanding a recount. (Seattle Times)

Top-secret documents show the NSA has been collecting data on the pornography habits of six Muslim "radicalizers," which means they could be spying on your online, uh, proclivities, too. (HuffPo)

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Huy Fong Foods, maker of Sriracha/manna from the gods, to partially curb production until it does something about that sweet, sweet hot-chili smell. Mmm. (NPR)


Whose life will Obama spare this hallowed Thanksgiving eve — Caramel or Popcorn? (CNN)

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