MORNING BRIEFING: Deputy fired for sex on the job, and new details emerge about the NSA's breach of privacy



A Spokane County sheriff's deputy has been fired for having sex while on duty. (S-R)

A 5-year-old Spokane boy was found dead in the trunk of a car after he was missing for most of the day on Wednesday. The death is under investigation, but at this time is believed to be an accident. (KREM)

In a move similar to one announced by WSU earlier this week, the University of Idaho says it plans to crack down on underage and binge drinking on campus. (KXLY) 


Federal education officials have given Washington state an additional year to rework its teacher evaluation methods which aren't up to current standards as part of the No Child Left Behind Act. (Seattle Times)

The New York Times's editorial board expresses its opinion on the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife's proposal to end federal protection of gray wolves. The Inlander's Jacob Jones covered this controversy and how it affects the Inland Northwest back in June.  

An internal audit of the NSA, using documents provided to the Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, shows that the agency overstepped its legal powers thousands of times each year since 2008. (WaPost)