MORNING HEADLINES: The Rise and Fall of Beverages

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Shooting in Seattle: A gunman killed five people in Seattle yesterday, another event in the rash of gun violence in the city. (Seattle Times)

Those rich public schools -- Remember the perennial pink-slip story of the budget-beleaguered Spokane Public Schools? Remarkably, that didn’t happen this year. The budget situation at Spokane schools is better than ever. (SR)

Divorce from Five Wives -- Five Wives vodka is labeled offensive to the Mormon church in Idaho (though fine in Salt Lake City) and thus, not listed for sale by the Idaho State Liquor Board. Also frowned upon by the Mormon church: Vodka. (KREM)

Costco, triumphant –  Only a few days before the launch of liquor at local grocery stores, WalMarts, and various Trader Joes, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the initiative. (SR)

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Cola Wars – New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, having already outlawed trans fats and smoking in the park, now moves to outlaw large containers of soda. (NYT)