Monday, November 2, 2015

The morning news you need to know to start your day

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 7:36 AM


Just a week before election day, the board of directors for the Spokane School Board outlined want they want to see from the legislature in the upcoming session, including making it easier to pass school bonds and fire bad teachers, protecting Spokane's charter schools, funding the schools to appropriate levels and, most controversially, providing tools for punishing any school teachers who go on strike. 

This morning's headlines

Analysis shows that Idaho's tax burden is relatively light compared to other states, and the state system is pretty fair. So why do so many politicians argue Idaho taxes need to be cut, and what does that mean for the state and the election Tuesday? The Idaho-Statesman explores the issue

A man attempted to kidnap and rape a female employee of the Coeur d'Alene Press early Sunday morning, and was caught after a short police chase after the woman reportedly managed to fight off the man and take his knife. The man arrested, Jason Edwards, is a 44-year-old registered sex offender. (KREM)

Wondering why you can't get that burrito you have a hankering for? It's because the Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest are on lock-down while the company tries to find out the source of an e-coli outbreak that's sickened 19 people as of Friday. While none of the cases so far happened in Spokane, authorities do expect the number of sick people to grow. So far, those affected ate in six different Chipotle outlets in Washington and Oregon. (Seattle Times)

A Russian passenger jet that went down in Egypt, killing all on board, was the result of an "external influence" like a missile, according to an exec from the airline. But others caution it's too early in the investigation to know what went wrong, despite the absence of any evidence of pilot error or mechanical failure so far in the investigation. (CNN)


The Kansas City Royals won an extra-innings game in New York Sunday night to beat the Mets in the 2015 World Series 4 games to 1. Baseball haters, enjoy the next few months free of America's pastime. Baseball lovers — pitchers report to spring training in just 109 days. (New York Times)

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...