MORNING BRIEFING: Handcuffing the Police

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After over six years of public debate and media spotlight, former Officer Karl Thompson has been sentenced to 51 months of prison. (Inlander)

 EWU's planning on spending quite a bit money on a new athletic facility. (SR)

City council members wonder if a city charter amendment could give the police ombudsman actual power. (SR)

The Idaho Farragut shooting range is legally allowed to reopen, despite worries from neighbors. (CDAP)

Ritzville and Chewelah get new high-resolution imagery for  Google Maps, but not Spokane. (Google)

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Israel may be readying an actual ground invasion of Gaza. (NYT)

Joe Biden, as is the duty of the Vice-President outlined in the Constitution, made a cameo on Parks and Recreation last night. (Slate)

Negotiations to veer away from the "fiscal cliff" begin. (Washington Post)

Hostess plans to shut down, once and for all. Now the Twinkie must be destroyed by casting it into the fires of Mt. Doom, from whence it was forged. (CNN)

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