MORNING BRIEFING: The wrong kind of fame


Around Here

Officer Karl Thompson, despite his attorney's best efforts, will not get a new trial, a judge says. Still, while the verdict is being appealed Thompson will remain free. (SR)

A North Idaho College student made a threat that mentioned "reading about him in the news," leading to an investigation from local law enforcement authorities. Apparently, the student was right. (KREM)

Turns out, booze is illegal in Spokane parks. (KREM)

The International Baccalaureate Program is already dead at Coeur d'Alene high schools, and time is running out for the version at the elementary schools. (KREM)

Out There

The Chicago teacher strike is over -- but there's still a massive problem with the Chicago pension system. (NYT)

All those people who ate Chik-A-Fil-A to make their opposition to gay rights known, might want to read this article. (The Atlantic Wire)

A magazine mocks Mohammed, so France closes embassies and schools in twenty counties. (Washington Post)

Beijing protestors have damaged former Washington governor Gary Locke's car. (Seattle Times)

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