MORNING BRIEFING: Hanford layoffs, pot consultant, 10 years in Iraq

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Of the 9,000 people working at Hanford — the nuclear reservation near the Tri-Cities — 250 of them were laid off yesterday, and another 2,500 were informed of a furlough over the next few weeks. (SR)

Big plans announced for Riverfront Park yesterday (KXLY) 

For the NINTH time this year (yeah, you read that right), Boundary County schools closed because of a bomb threat on Monday. (KHQ)

The Washington State Liquor Control Board announces its new marijuana consultant this morning. (KXLY)

OVER YONDER

An explosion this morning killed seven Marines during a training exercise. (Reuters)

It's been 10 years since the Iraq War began. (NYT)

The University of Central Florida student found dead yesterday had, apparently, planned a larger attack. Officials found bombs and weapons in his dorm room. (CNN)

ADORABLE OTTER PUP

It's just cute, that's all.  


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