MORNING BRIEFING: Teacher texts, toilet shooting and wildfire bears

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Proposed Liberty Lake heating wells raising concerns about water contamination. (S-R)

A prominent Spokane attorney faces investigation on rape allegations. (KXLY)

A Sandpoint middle school teacher has retired after sending inappropriate text messages to a student. (KHQ)

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Washington Supreme Court holds state Legislature in contempt for failing to provide funding for public education. (Seattle Times)

At least 11 children in Idaho hospitalized with severe respiratory illness possibly linked to enterovirus 68. (Idaho Statesman)

Utah elementary teacher injured when her concealed handgun discharges in bathroom stall killing innocent toilet. (AP)

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Firefighters battling flames in Yosemite National Park also facing risky encounters with bears. (LA Times)

Navy pilot missing after two fighter jets crash into western Pacific Ocean. (NYT)

US steps up sanctions against Russia in continuing Ukraine conflict. (BBC)