Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Arfee owner files claim, Iraq wants more American advisers

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The owner of Arfee, the dog shot by Coeur d'Alene police in July, has filed a $350,000 claim against the City of Coeur d'Alene, the Cd'A Police Department and the officer who shot the dog. (KHQ)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger panel of judges at the 9th Circuit to review the case about the state's same-sex marriage ban. (SR)

Questions about job creation, tax breaks and zombies are taking center stage in the race for the 6th District state Senate seat. (KXLY)

Attorney Andrew Biviano argued before a federal judge Tuesday that state psychiatric hospital patients with no mental illness should be released. It's part of an ongoing federal lawsuit against Washington state and DSHS, alleging that current state laws violate patients' constitutional and civil rights. (Inlander)


A newly public autopsy suggests Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, suffered a gunshot to his hand at close range. Some say that could mean his hand was near the officer's gun when he was shot, but it remains unclear. (Reuters)

Renowned Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the paper's coverage of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, died Tuesday at 93. (WaPo)

Iraq wants more American military advisers. (AlJazeera)

Thanks to Ebola, business is good for manufacturers of hospital gowns and other protective gear. (NYT)

Computer science is dominated by men. It hasn't always been that way. What happened in 1984? (NPR)

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