MORNING BRIEFING: Ethics allegations, massage parlor raids and the new iPhone



Former Cathy McMorris Rodgers aide alleges retaliation and ethics violations. (S-R)

Ephrata police investigating death of elderly woman as suspicious. (KXLY)

Spokane City Council approves crosswalk safety ordinance to add new crossings in high-traffic areas. (KHQ)

Hayden woman struck by lightning last month surprised by media attention. (Cda Press)


Washington officials handling edible marijuana products cautiously as they start appearing in stores. (Seattle Times)

Police raid six Yakima-area Asian massage parlors under investigation for alleged sex trafficking. (Yakima Herald-Republic)

Authorities say a Caldwell, Idaho man bit off his girlfriend’s ear during a dispute Saturday. (Idaho Statesman)


Investigators say a young Indiana mother was held captive in a wooden cage for two months before escaping. (CNN)

United Nations warns greenhouse gases rising at increasingly record-breaking pace, accelerating climate change. (WaPost)

New iPhone announcement today. (NYT)