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10 things to know for Friday

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staff, Gazette
May 24, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO GO DOWN WITH THE I-5 BRIDGE IN WASHINGTON STATE

All Dan Sligh saw was a “big puff of dust” and then the water as a section over the Skagit River collapsed. “I hit the brakes and we went off .. you hold on as tight as you can.” Click here for story

2. WHAT OBAMA SAYS ABOUT HIS COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY

President Barack Obama defends the use of drones and hints at giving law enforcement more authority to seize communications. Click here for story

3. HOW STORM SURGE KILLS AND HOW TO PREVENT DEATHS

The National Hurricane Center is offering easier-to-understand maps and advice about the abnormal rise of sea water during storms. Click here for story

4. DECISION ON JODI ARIAS’ FATE POSTPONED

The jury charged with deciding whether Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for murdering her ex-boyfriend gives up, meaning the penalty phase of the trial must start over. Click here for story

5. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER BOY SCOUTS’ ACCEPTANCE OF GAY SCOUTS

The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay boys and teens, drawing praise from more liberal factions, but some conservatives are threatening to defect. Click here for story

6. UNIONS FRET OVER IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE LAW ON MULTIEMPLOYER PLANS

Labor unions were among the new health care law’s strongest supporters, but they now worry whether the law might result in less coverage for their members. Click here for story

7. TRAVEL INDUSTRY HOPES FOR FEW BUMPS IN ROAD FOR SUMMER SOJOURNS

The forecast for summer travel is showing steady improvement over last year, but consumers might still see higher lodging and transport costs. Click here for story

8. MANDATING SHELTER FROM THE STORM?

Requiring storm shelters in tornado-prone Oklahoma might sound like a great idea, but local authorities say many can’t afford them, and bristle at government mandates. Click here for story

9. WHEN PLASTIC IS NOT SO FANTASTIC

Two California legislators introduce a bill that would require manufacturers to figure out how keep plastic out of state waterways. Click here for story

10. HOPS FOR HEROES

Craft brewers around the country are teaming up raise money for military families through the sale of a specially-brewed beer. Click here for story



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