Monday, August 11, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Wash. state gas tax isn't going to pave many new roads

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

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Washington state's gas tax isn't going to cut it in the long run as funding for transportation projects. (S-R)

A young Spokane mother was arrested after throwing her 1-year-old son over an embankment in west Spokane on Saturday. (KXLY)

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the Howard Johnson hotel parking lot on North Division early Sunday morning. (KREM)

With highs approaching triple digits today and thunderstorms predicted tonight across the Pacific Northwest, a red flag warning has been issued, covering most of Washington and Oregon. (AP via KHQ)

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A 20-year-old race car driver died this weekend after being hit on the track by Nascar driver Tony Stewart's car. (NYT) 

In the midst of its big battle with book publisher Hatchette over e-book pricing, Amazon apparently has also stopped preorders for some of Disney's summer blockbusters. (Reuters)

A community vigil last night for an unarmed, 18-year-old black man shot by police Saturday turned into a protest and looting-spree throughout the suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. (USA Today)

Thousands of Iraqis stranded on a mountain after fleeing ISIS in the past week were finally able to return to civilization, though many died before and during the harrowing journey to safety which followed the U.S. airstrikes on ISIS. (WaPost)
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