Friday, December 6, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Mandela, weather warning, Boise State coach to UW

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM

HERE

A year since same-sex marriage became legal in Washington state, 17 percent of marriages have been same-sex couples. (Inlander)

Spokane’s Julianna Pena is the first female Ultimate Fighter winner, and all-around badass. (S-R)

A Spokane Valley man is accused of breaking into more than a dozen apartment complex laundry rooms to steal quarters.

At least we don’t have massive ice storms in the forecast, but we do have a wind chill warning because it’s getting even colder. (USA Today/NWS)

NEAR

The University of Washington has a new football coach: Boise State’s Chris Petersen. (Idaho Statesman)

An Idaho child died when a dump truck slammed into a school bus near Boise. (Idaho Statesman)

A King County sheriff’s deputy who threatened to arrest the editor of the Stranger during a confrontation in July has now been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Full account from Stranger editor Dominic Holden here. (Seattle Times/Stranger)

ELSEWHERE

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and an “international emblem of dignity and forbearance,” died at 95. (NYT)

A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked Yemen’s defense ministry, killing 52 people. (Reuters)

After massive protests this week, Ukraine’s president was rethinking his plan to pass over a European Union agreement in favor of getting closer with Russia. Now it seems he’s cozying up with Putin after all. (Guardian)

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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...