Monday, August 4, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Anyway the Wind Blows

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

HERE

The effects of Saturday's massive windstorm are still being felt in Spokane, as Avista scrambles to restore power and crews work to unblock roads. (SR)

Whitworth University has long adopted the falling pine cone as an unofficial symbol of their campus. But on Saturday, it was falling pine trees that hit the university. 


Coeur d'Alene school officials are lobbying the state for a tougher anti-bullying law. (CDA Press)


THERE


While Israel initiated a ceasefire in parts of Gaza, their strikes still killed an 8-year-old girl. (NYT)

A decade ago, Texas may have executed an innocent man. (Washington Post)


A huge earthquake killed hundreds in southwest China on Sunday. (The Wire)

MAGICAL REALISM

Lev Grossman on the final book in his Narnia/Harry-Potter-deconstruction series, The Magicians. (Vox)



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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...