Monday, June 23, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Police standoff, journalists in jail and Fifa investigates blackface

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A 45-minute police standoff closed I-90 and ended with at least 40 shots fired and the suspect in the hospital. It's the eighth officer-involved shooting in the region this year. (CdA Press/KREM)

Idaho native Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now in outpatient care at a Texas base, according to the Army. (AP)

There are still lots of unanswered questions about Washington's coming "green rush." (SR)

A memorial was held over the weekend for Cpl. Justin Clouse, a Sprague native killed by friendly fire. (KXLY)


John Kerry is in Baghdad as militants gain ground there. (NPR)

An Egyptian court has sentenced two Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in jail and a third to 10 years for allegedly conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and broadcasting false reports. The reporters have been detained for more than 170 days as human rights advocates and others have criticized the charges. (NYT)

While largely upholding greenhouse gas regulations, the Supreme Court today placed some limits on how the Environmental Protection Agency can force companies to look for ways to cut their carbon emissions. (WaPo)

The city of Detroit will begin cutting off water for those who cannot pay their bills and activists are calling on the United Nations to step in. (AlJazeera)

As the World Cup continues, Fifa plans to investigate reports of fans in blackface.


Were you at Terrain's new event, Bazaar, on Saturday? We were. Check out more photos here.

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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...