MORNING BRIEFING: Sickness and Death

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Dark Waters: A young Gonzaga student died on a kayaking trip in Rock Lake. (SR)

And Then There Were Two:  One of three remaining candidates for the Spokane Public Schools Superintendent position has withdrawn his name for consideration. He'd been kicked out of a previous job because of writing a recommendation for a coach he knew was in a three-year relationship with a teenager. And other stuff. The company who recommended him as a final candidate, for the record, is being paid $25,000 for the service. (SR)

Cough cough cough: Whopping cough cases have hit record levels. Fortunately, there's a vaccine. Unfortunately, vaccination rates have dropped. (KREM)

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This multi-million dollar windfall is tearing us apart: Already problems have arisen from MegaMillions Winners. (Atlantic Wire)

School shooting: Another college campus shooting, this time at a small Korean religious university in Oakland. (NYT)