Wednesday, September 30, 2015

5 morning news stories to keep you in the know

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Most power has been restored following an outage affecting more than 30,000 in Spokane area.

When many people were still asleep in their beds this morning, a car hit a transmission pole around 4 am, causing a power outage to more than 30,000 people. Now, according to Avista Utilities, that number is down to mere hundreds. (Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Valley is going ahead with plans for a new City Hall.
The Spokane Valley City Council has unanimously decided on the conceptual design of a new City Hall building — a project costing $14.4 million. The three-story, energy-efficient structure will be built at Sprague and Dartmouth on the northwest corner of the former University City Shopping Mall. (KXLY)

Twitter is considering doing away with its 140-character limit.
Long-winded people rejoice! Twitter is apparently aflutter working out a format that would allow users to share content longer than 140 characters, according to technology news service Re/code. This would also change how the limit is measured. For example links would no longer be part of the word count.
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Pope Francis met with Kim Davis last week.

Russia begins airstrikes on Syria.
After all of this United Nations chatter, Russian President Putin has decided to go after ISIS his own way. Washington, of course, criticized the airstrikes, warning it brings added risks to Syria.

Turns out Pope Francis met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.
During his first visit to America last week, the pope met with the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk, who, after refusing to grant same-sex couples marriage licenses, was put behind bars for five days. Davis is reported as saying that Pope Francis thanked her for her courage and told her to stay strong.

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