Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Earth Day, escape attempt and city council votes

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 9:22 AM


Two Spokane jail inmates accused of trying to escape after using a clothing hook to gouge a small, 5-inch hole in wall. (KREM)

Spokane City Council approves letter to county prosecutor asking for quicker review of officer-involved shootings. (KXLY)

The council also put off a divisive vote over whether to create a November ballot item on making council positions full-time. (S-R)

And it's Earth Day. Check out our experiments with living green in this year's Green Issue. (Inlander)


Landslide-devastated Snohomish County prepares for presidential visit today as recovery efforts continue. (Everett Herald)

Kelso funeral home to be fined $12,500 for putting wrong body in casket during funeral service. (AP)

U.S. marshal fatally shoots defendant in Utah courtroom after man attacked witness on the stand. (SL Tribune)


Federal appeals court orders Justice Department to release memo justifying the targeted killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a 2011 drone strike. (NY Times)

Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action. (WaPost)

Biden calls for action on Ukraine as U.S. offers additional $50 million in economic aid. (BBC)

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