Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: SPD begins body camera use and the space sex geckos are dead

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AROUND HERE

Spokane's new parking enforcement vehicle — which scans license plates to find rule-breakers and stolen cars — is the first test of the city council's drone ordinance. (SR)

Spokane Valley police are investigating a fatal early morning hit-and-run. (KXLY)

The Spokane Police Department will begin limited use of body cameras today, amid ongoing controversy over the policy that should accompany the cameras' use. (KHQ/Inlander)

ICYMI: A district court judge ruled Friday that proposed lease agreement language between Kootenai County and a private prison company was unconstitutional. (CdA Press)

ELSEWHERE

With more people insured, the rural doctor shortage is getting worse. A Port Angeles clinic says it's turning away 250 callers a week. (Seattle Times)

A U.S. drone strike in Somalia targeted the leader of the militant group al-Shabab (the group thought to be behind last year's attack on a Nairobi shopping mall), but officials have yet to confirm whether he was killed. (WaPo)

Small military hospitals may be putting patients' health at risk. (NYT)

The FBI says it will address allegations that hackers leaked nude photos of celebrities, though what exactly the bureau will do remains unclear. (AP)

The Russian geckos sent into space to test the effects of weightlessness on their sex and development have died. (BBC)


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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...