MORNING BRIEFING: Council rejection, big tax break for a powerful corporation, and Clinton chides Obama


In a huge rebuke to both mayor and police guild, the Spokane City Council unanimously rejected the tentative agreement between the city and the police guild. The agreement had no clear provisions for enacting the stipulations of Proposition One, which voters passed to give the police ombudsman independent investigative authority. (Bloglander)

Boeing gets a huge $9 billion tax break, as an incentive for staying in Washington state. (Associated Press)

The fate of the SeaTac minimum wage bill hinges on less than 50 votes. (Associated Press)


In the aftermath of the storm, the Philippines struggles to get enough aid in time. (NYT)

One way to deal with vacancy in struggling cities: Demolition. (NYT)

Bill Clinton, husband of presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, argues that health care reform should be changed to allow those who like their health care plans to keep them. Period. (Business Insider)

Columnist Richard Cohen has infuriated various commentators by writing a column implying that a lot of people still freak out over interracial marriage. (Washington Post)