MORNING BRIEFING: Syria, "Happy Birthday" and the Monroe Street Bridge



The Monroe Street Bridge reopened ahead of schedule. (KREM)

More details are coming out about the struggle last week outside a South Hill gym: The man, who died following the confrontation, was Tasered multiple times to no effect, attempted to grab a deputy’s Taser and was put into a chokehold. (S-R)

Coeur d’Alene High School has the state’s best shooters; Post Fall High School has some of the nation’s best milk carton architects/artists. (Cda Press)

Tonight is the first game at the newly renovated Avista Stadium. Here’s what it looks like. (Inlander)


U.S. and European officials concluded that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, and the U.S. will probably now send weapons to aid the rebels. (NYT)

Republicans do nonpartisan things: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pushes through the Obamacare Medicaid expansion; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in support of immigrants; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a conference on job creation hosted by the Clintons.

A filmmaker/historian filed a lawsuit asking the court to rule that “Happy Birthday” is in the public domain.

The ladies’ room is being remodeled at the Capitol to accommodate the growing number of lady senators. (WaPo)

A Nazi commander, 94, has been found living sort-of-secretly in Minnesota. (AP via Minnesota Public Radio)