MB: Hotelier denies backroom deal, looking for Ombudsman temp, SC officer indicted


Spokane hotelier Walt Worthy told Spokane City Council that he did not make a backroom deal with the mayor. (Inlander)

The record-breaking heat in Eastern Washington caused pavement on U.S. Highway 195 to rupture. (Spokesman-Review)

The Office of Police Ombudsman Commission is asking City Council for help in getting temporary ombudsman. (Inlander)


The Obama administration still wants to collect phone records for a little while longer, even though courts and Congress have sought to end the practice. (Guardian)

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says that former President George Bush was wrong on Iraq. (Talking Points Memo)

A police officer in South Carolina has been indicted on murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed black man. (Christian Science Monitor)