Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: New Spokane police contract, a clean debt ceiling bill and Shirley Temple

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:21 AM

AROUND HERE

The Spokane City Council approved a new police contract last night. (Inlander)

Coeur d'Alene police arrested a man for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit on the North Idaho College campus. (CdA Press)

After citizen groups have formed in response to downtown violence, Spokane Police say they're wary of the idea and would prefer that citizens call police, rather than take matters into their own hands. (KXLY)

Spokane Police are looking for the driver of an SUV who struck a pedestrian on Mission Avenue Sunday and then drove away. The pedestrian was run over twice more before being discovered dead at the scene. (SR)

ELSEWHERE

Speaker John Boehner says he'll bring forward legislation to raise the government's debt ceiling with no strings attached. That comes after a failed attempt to link debt ceiling legislation to a reversal of cuts to veteran retirement benefits. (NYT)

Child-star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple has died. She was 85. (AP)

As many as 103 crew members and passengers are feared dead after an Algerian military transport plane crashed. (BBC)

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to repeal laws restricting ex-convicts' voting rights. (USA Today)

SEEING THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

Thanks to Edward Snowden and others, we now know about many of the programs used to watch and track us. But actually visualizing the massive scale of those programs has been difficult. Photographer Trevor Paglen set out to change that, and has released some incredible images to the public domain.

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