MORNING BRIEFING: Vote today, hide your gold and beware the British fat-berg

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VOTE: Cast your ballots today for the primary election to set candidates for Spokane City Council and Spokane Valley City Council. See drop-off locations. Polls close at 8 pm. (Inlander)

Nez Perce tribal members temporarily blocked a "megaload" of oil refinery equipment passing through Idaho this morning. (S-R)

Investigators believe butane and cigarette sparked the car explosion in the Garland District. (KREM)

Someone stole approximately $100,000 in gold and silver coins from a home safe in Coeur d'Alene on Sunday. (CDA Press)

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Northwest firefighters brace for new round of lightning storms. (Oregonian)

Gunman kills three at Pennsylvania town meeting. (CNN)

Amazon mogul Jeffrey Bezos buys Washington Post. (NY Times)

WORLD OF WEIRD II

THE HORROR: A 100-pound python kills two Canadian children after escaping pet store. (AP)

Washington man jailed for blowing up dog with explosive device. (Seattle Times)

Beware the fat-berg: Waste workers find bus-sized, 15-ton glob of food fat clogging sewer system in London suburb. (BBC)