MORNING BRIEFING: Scorching temps, rampant STDs and nation's richest families


Wrap it up people; STDs continue to spread at concerning levels in Spokane and North Idaho says local health officials. (S-R)

A Spokane-area 17-year-old male drowned in the Spokane River at Post Falls last night. (CdAP)

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has received threats after an officer fatally shot a black lab that he allegedly thought was a pit bull. (KREM)

The Lake Spokane wild fire is partially contained, the Mills Canyon wild fire isn't contained at all, and it will be quite a scorcher this weekend. (KHQ)

Spokane's first legal pot buyer now rehired? (Seattle Times)


Are you one of America’s richest families? Probably not, but the Walton family (of that tiny company called Wal-Mart) certainly is according to a new Forbes report. (WaPo)

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years was discovered to still be harboring HIV — and therefore is not cured. This is a serious setback in finding a cure. (ABC)