Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Of Mayors and Governors

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:17 AM


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Sandpoint's Mayor died last night. (SR)

A new strategy to handle child abuse cases is being launched in Spokane. (SR)


Dean Grafos, the very conservative Spokane Valley council member who led the charge against the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, is now the city's mayor. (SR)

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Chris Christie's staffers shut down bridge lanes in New Jersey, causing major traffic problems, as political payback.  (NYT)

Fifty years after the launch of LBJ's War on Poverty, Republicans are starting to talk about how to fix poverty. (NYT)


Saturday Night Live not only hired a black female cast-member — it hired two black female writers. (The Wire)

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Shia LeBeouf has received a cease and desist letter asking him to stop being an idiot. (Variety)

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...