MORNING BRIEFING: To be a snow plow

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Around Town

Slide on — Spokane county's risk manager tried to put a halt to the practice of using snow plows to haul stranded motorists out of ditches. But plow drivers resisted, and so they compromised. (SR)

Home invader shot — It appears that a pair of baseball bat wielding teens picked the wrong Medical Lake home to rob. (KHQ)

Woe to SPD — The Associated Press examines the frayed relationship between the Spokane Police Department and the public. (Seattle Times)

Out There

The new North Korea Kim Jong Il's dead. What does this mean for the Hermit Kingdom? (Washington Post)

VP arrest warrant — Iraq issues an arrest warrant against its own vice president. The worry is that arresting the vice president, a member of the Sunni minority, could reignite the country's ethnic tensions. (NY Times)

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