MORNING BRIEFING: High-speed chase, health care woes and the shutdown continues


A high-speed chase that started at the Walmart parking lot in the Airway Heights and ended with the suspect hiding in a barrel downtown. (KXLY)

Washington’s online health care exchange has gotten off to a rocky start, though not for lack of interest. (Inlander)

What should be Washington state’s transportation priorities? The Senate Transportation Committee stopped in Spokane to hear local views. (S-R)

More than a dozen horses taken from a ranch during a neglect investigation in July are now up for adoption. (KREM)


The shutdown continues, with political concern shifting to the upcoming debt ceiling deadline. (WaPo)

A boat carrying about 500 African migrants sank off the coast of Italy, with about half the passengers either dead or missing. (BBC)

Eight people died in a church bus crash in Tennessee. (CNN)


Millions of poor Americans will be left out of the new health care coverage programs because Republican-controlled states opted out of the Medicaid expansion. (NYT)