August 14, 2013 in City

Morning Review: Guns in schools, quarterbacks and campfire cuisine

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Today will be partly sunny with a high of 92 degrees and a low of 64 degrees. Here’s the extended forecast for the Spokane area.

Getting There
A brush fire on Nine Mile Road caused a full shutdown of the highway. The Washington State Department of Transportation will work with fire command to determine the risk of rock or debris, but morning commute drivers should use alternate routes from Suncrest to Spokane. For more traffic delays, read this week’s Getting There column.

Today’s events
Check out these events around town, or visit the full list at Spokane 7.

Local news

Call for arms: Guns in schools may become a reality at Spokane Public Schools, where 13 commissioned peace officers are expected to start wearing .40-caliber Glock pistols at their sides beginning in January.

Closing the curtain: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre may be closing for good at the end of this season, saying low ticket sales and a dire financial situation have made it impossible for the theater to survive without community help.

‘It was not a good night’: SpokAnimal euthanized 70 cats after two litters infected with feline distemper were dropped off at the shelter. Nearly all were either infected or at risk of infection of the deadly virus, officials say.


Quarterback quartet: All four of Eastern Washington’s potential quarterbacks have shown promise during practice. But head coach Beau Baldwin said regardless of who’s leading the charge, he wants them to be “QB smart.”

Comfort end zone: Washington State junior quarterback Connor Halliday appears to have taken the lead in the battle for starting quarterback, saying he’s more comfortable with head coach Mike Leach’s strategy. Then again, redshirt freshman Austin Apodaca may not have to wait long for his on-field debut. Check out the first in an eight-part series of positional reviews for the WSU football team.


‘Let’s go for it’: Developers Karen and Walt Worthy say they’re ready to start the first phase of may be Spokane’s largest downtown hotel. Ground tests and field analysis will likely begin today to determine if the proposed location near the Convention Center is a viable home for the 700-room hotel.


Campground cuisine: Even the outdoors can go gourmet with a little prep work at home. Sylvia Fountaine has three recipes to elevate your Hobo Pies to Penthouse Pockets.


To make charred fish niçoise, grill the fish directly over the campfire and then move to a cooler place on the grill, or even atop lemon slices, until it is done. (Photo courtesy: Sylvia Fountaine)

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