Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Harry Potter short story, first Spokane pot store, Israel attacks Hamas

Posted By on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM


Pot in Washington, pot in Spokane. Today is the first day stores can officially be open — however, it looks like only one local dispensary is ready. (Seattle Times/Inlander)

Spokane city council open to allowing more local outdoor festivals to have beer gardens. (S-R)

It wasn’t a fake prank — an actual pipe bomb was neutralized at Lakes Middle School yesterday. (KXLY)


Israel launched a major operation against the Islamist militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. (WaPo)

Signaling a decline in America’s taste for the cupcake, Crumbs Bake Shop has shuttered all of its stores across 12 states. (HuffPo) Don’t worry, Sweet Frostings is still here.

As Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japan’s Okinawa Islands, over a half-million people have been asked to evacuate. (NPR)


J.K. Rowling wrote a brand new Harry Potter short story and you can read it now! (Mirror)

Will it be Germany or Brazil for the W today? (NYT)

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Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.