MORNING BRIEFING: The men behind the bombs



'Round Here

A Spokane County District Court Judge reminisces about Afghanistan. (SR)

A big bump in the beer excise tax could give local breweries a wicked hangover. (KXLY)

Idaho starts the messy task of creating state-based health-care exchanges. (CdaPress)


After all the embarrassing "breaking news" mistakes from media outlets, journalists are doing amazing, in-depth work on the aftermath of the Boston bombing and subsequent man-hunt. (Washington Post; Boston Globe; New York Times)

Watch This!

Former Newport, Wash., actor-turned-Broadway-superstar Cheyenne Jackson stars in the (pretty hilarious) Onion News Empire pilot on All in all, it's a pretty brilliant parody of Aaron Sorkin's self-important The Newsroom. (Amazon)

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