MORNING BRIEFING: The best way out of a speeding ticket? Get elected

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Spokane looks to clarify its ethics code. (Inlander)

Turns out the "don't you know who I am?!" strategy is legally valid in Washington. During the session, legislators can't get non-criminal traffic tickets from Washington State Patrol. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Kootenai County prepares for a possible lawsuit against its land-use consultant. (CDA Press)

Mayor Condon wants more police downtown to deal with all the kids these days. (KREM)

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The Navy Yard gunman has been said to be mentally ill for more than a decade. So how did he have access to weapons? (NYT)

Preorder stats indicate the iPhone may be one of the first iFlops. Or maybe just a regular old fashion flop. (The Atlantic Wire)

The original Grand Theft Auto game almost didn't get made, repeatedly. Warning: Autoplay video. (The Guardian.)

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That "Breaking Bad couldn't happen in Canada" meme doesn't just miss the point of the show — it's not even accurate, Megan McArdle argues. (Bloomberg.)

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