MORNING BRIEFING: Data brokers, Tasers at hospitals and paying for Gail Gerlach's defense



Attorneys for Gail Gerlach are asking the court to pay $300,000 in legal fees for Gerlach's defense. (KXLY)

A Coeur d'Alene woman is suing the sprouts producer linked to a recent E. coli outbreak. (SR)

Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori will resign in July to move to Texas. (Inlander)

The Indiegogo campaign for Sandpoint-based Solar Roadways went viral and it's paying off. (Cda Press)

Security guards at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle will soon carry Tasers. (Seattle Times)


Author Maya Angelou has died. (CNN)

In an interview that airs in full tonight, leaker Edward Snowden told NBC News he was "trained as a spy."(NBC)

U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by 2016, the president said Tuesday. (NYT)

The Federal Trade Commission says data brokers have profiles of nearly every American consumer, categorizing them into groups like “Bible Lifestyle,” “Affluent Baby Boomer” and “Biker/Hell’s Angels." (WaPo)

Self-driving cars are here. (BBC)


Have we mentioned our massive eight-venue, 80-band music festival is this weekend? The lineup is here. Tickets are here. It's been called "arguably the least sucky thing that happens each year in Spokane." So, yeah.

Enjoy this track from Psychic Rites (they play Saturday at 10:40 pm) while you count down the days.