MORNING BRIEFING: New councilwoman, bikini pics and Emmys break bad


Coeur d'Alene teachers will start the school year without a contract.. (CdA Press)

Last night, the Spokane City Council appointed Karen Stratton to take the seat left vacant by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. (Inlander)

Sometimes court documents include bikini pictures — as do the ones unsealed last week, which reveal a link between a Spokane County deputy prosecutor and an inmate in the Spokane County Jail. (KXLY)

To help garner customer satisfaction, Deaconess and Valley hospitals have launched a new billboard ad campaign that electronically updates their average emergency room wait times every two hours. (S-R)

For those who care about the Emmys, it turns out famous people showed up looking beautiful, some of them went home with awards. The biggest winner of the night was Breaking Bad. (Rolling Stone)

President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, for what could be a precursor to potential airstrikes. (NYT)