Thursday, January 9, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: The Spoils of Chris Christie

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Many, many many people want to grow pot in this state. But not everyone will get the chance.(SR)

The Spokane Police Department gets a bomb-sniffing dog. His name is Ryker. Awwwww. (KREM)

The United Way wants to make morning breakfasts at schools mandatory. (KREM)

Who robs a Coeur d'Alene coffee stand while wearing a mask? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Who was sentenced to 13 years of prison Tuesday? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! (CDAP)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't know nothin' about staffers' decisions to shut down bridge lanes intending to create traffic problems for his political opponents. Then he fires some people.(NYT)

Two Oregon inmates are asking the state to execute them ahead of schedule. (KXLY)

How children are used as suicide bombers. (The Wire)

72 Afghan prisoners are being released, despite US objections.

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A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters is the Inlander's senior investigative 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...