MORNING BRIEFING: City Hall intrigue, election repercussions and murder-for-hire

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HERE

Spokane's planning director resigned on Wednesday, and some believe he was pushed out of the office. (Inlander)

The VA hospital is limiting the hours it will keep its emergency room open. (KXLY)

A Spokane teacher is the only one in the state of Washington to win a prestigious Milken Award. (S-R)

THERE

Washington's U.S. senators Murray, Cantwell have new committee assignments coming. (Seattle Times)

Idaho's GOP seems pretty much invincible despite numerous campaign gaffes in 2014. (Idaho Statesman)

The state is still counting votes in the class-size initiative, and it's not quite dead yet. (Seattle Times)

ELSEWHERE

The Monday morning quarterbacking for the Democrats after their disastrous election season got off to a fine start. (Washington Post)

ISIS is working in less high-profile ways. (New York Times)

Will immigration reform actually happen now that the election is over? (Al-Jazeera)

WHA?

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap, and for real? AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for trying to set up a murder-for-hire. (AP)

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