MORNING BRIEF: Idaho shitshow, Oregon surfing, new police chief, gun thief

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Frank Straub is new police chief, not sure how cops feel about that

Man who stole a Cheney cop's gun to trade for meth arrested (KHQ)

History of an Idaho shitshow (Boise Statesman) 

Elsewhere

Obama, Romney grasp for your vote in different ways (WashPo)

Surfing in Oregon (ST) 

What did Moby Dick author find in Jerulsalem?  

Soul balm