Thursday, July 24, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Storm damage, a botched execution and more advisers to Iraq

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A quick but brutal storm last night left fallen trees, destroyed mobile homes and thousands without power. (KXLY)

Even though no one was suggesting Idaho as a place to send the thousands of migrant children coming over the nation's southern border, Gov. Butch Otter wants to make sure nobody does. He wrote a letter to other state officials saying he doesn't want the state used as a way to address the crisis. (SR)

The Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office says Coeur d'Alene school board members did not violate open meeting laws when they traveled to Boise together to attend meetings and meet with legislators. (CdA Press)

The federal government has proposed new oil train rules to remove old tanker cars, like those that have raised concerns among Spokane leaders, though many details remain unclear. (AP)


An Air Algerie flight went missing over the Sahara and officials now say it crashed. (BBC/Reuters)

A man sentenced to lethal injection in Arizona took two hours to die, prompting the governor to order an investigation and reigniting the debate over the death penalty. (LAT)

The U.S. has increased surveillance and sent more military advisers to Iraq. (WSJ)

At least 15 are dead after shells hit a U.N.-run school being used as shelter for Palestinian evacuees. (WaPo)

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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...