MORNING BRIEFING: Robo-meters, job-haters and the invincible Big Mountain Jesus



Spokane City Council approves smarter, creepier parking meters for downtown area. (KXLY) Our recent story on the efforts to make parking more efficient. (Inlander)

Colville murder suspect taken into custody over death of brother. (KHQ)

Coeur d'Alene schools considering more flexible weapons policy to avoid unnecessary punishment. (S-R)


News flash: Gallup poll says 7 out of 10 people hate their jobs. (NY Daily News)

But at least they still have jobs: 26,000 state workers facing layoffs after failed budget deal. (Seattle Times)

Judge smites lawsuit attempting to remove "Big Mountain Jesus" in Montana. (Missoulian)


U.S. Supreme Court orders changes to key component of Voting Rights Act after review of data. (WaPost)

Russia declines to extradite NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as he continues to seek asylum. (NY Times)

German man finally arrested for more than 700 road-rage shootings during five-year spree. (BBC)