Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Pope Francis not Miley Cyrus, Christmas Bureau opens, Boeing talks

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM

HERE

A University District pedestrian bridge is now seemingly on the path toward construction after years of speculation. (Inlander)

Today, the Christmas Bureau opens at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, inviting low-income families to pick from a selection of quality toys and books to meet their holiday needs. (S-R)

Washington State may still win the 777X deal. Tuesday, a Boeing executive met with the Machinists union officials who last month led the rejection of the company’s contract offer. (ST)

A modern-day "Grinch" stole a Hayden man's house Christmas decorations last weekend. (CDAP)

THERE

Thank God it wasn’t Miley Cyrus; Pope Francis has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Edward Snowden, Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and Ted Cruz were runners-up. (TIME)

Apparently, the House and Senate are capable of reaching a budget deal. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray helped announce the $85 billion agreement. (WP)

NOT BEST

Around this time every year, “Best of” lists appear from every media outlet (be sure to check out our own in the weeks to come) but even more entertaining are “Worst of” lists. Here are the worst movies of the year as deemed by A.V. Club.

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