MORNING BRIEFING: Audits, wars, and Star Wars


Another year, another problematic audit finding for the City of Spokane’s Community, Housing and Human Services Department. (SR)

Spokane discusses a city-wide drug test, of sorts. (SR)

A Sandpoint woman, hit by a firework, is suing a Priest Lake resort. (KREM)


Obama gives a speech at the UN criticizing ISIS for its poor life choices. (NYT)

Another hostage is beheaded, this one in Algeria. (NYT)

The Michael Brown memorial burns down, sparking a whole new wave of unrest in Ferguson. (The Wire)


PBS explores the physics of space battles. Pew pew pew! (AV Club)