Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Spokane writer wins literary prize; rare dolphins in the San Juans

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM


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Spokane writer Shawn Vestal was named the winner of the 2014 PEN Prize for his debut short story collection Godforsaken Idaho. (Inlander)

Police are still searching for a suspect in a shooting yesterday afternoon in Spokane Valley. (KXLY)

WSU received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department to go toward its sexual assault and violence prevention programs. (KXLY)

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U.S. Secret Service director Julia Pierson was criticized by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle for recent White House security breaches. (NYT)

Could Mitt Romney be considering another run for the White House? (HuffPo)

The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case regarding a quadriplegic medical marijuana user who was fired before pot became legal there for failing a drug test. (King 5)

AWW-WORTHY ANIMALS!

Firefighters responding to a house fire in Lacey, Washington, last week improvised to save several tiny lives. (The Dodo) 

Sightings of a rare species of white-sided dolphins, more common in the extreme North Pacific, have been reported in the San Juan Islands. (King 5)
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