Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: A new wolf pack, a cattle catastrophe and UW rips the WSU med-school feasibility study

Posted By on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM


HERE

Gotta love a rivalry. UW ripped a WSU-commissioned report on the feasibility of a WSU-run Spokane medical school and called it "seriously flawed," among other choice barbs. (SR)

A yet-to-be-named wolf pack in northeastern Washington is being blamed for some cattle killings in Ferry County. (SR)

Monday night, the Spokane City Council passed two new anti-domestic violence ordinances, one calling for a new prevention fund, and another adding victims of domestic violence to the city's anti-discrimination housing and employment policy. (KXLY)

THERE

Paul Allen donated another $6.6 million to fight the ebola outbreak in Africa, bringing his total financial support to more than $20 million to date. (Seattle Times)

101 cattle died in a truck accident outside Boise, and two humans were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries (Idaho Statesman)

A 22-year-old Missoula man died BASE-jumping in Glacier National Park. His body was discovered Sunday night after he didn't return from a solo hike. (Missoulian)

ELSEWHERE

A U.S. general suggests American ground troops could find themselves back in Iraq to battle ISIS if the current U.S.-led strategy fails. (BBC)

Two days before Scotland holds its referendum on seceding from Great Britain, leaders of the three major British political parties are preparing for what comes next, no matter which way the vote goes. (New York Times)

NASA is expected to award new multi-billion-dollar contracts to Boeing and SpaceX that would allow U.S. astronauts to get to space on U.S.-made rockets rather than renting a ride from Russia. (Washington Post)


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