Thursday, February 16, 2012

Morning Briefing: A standoff in the Valley. Plus, region sees influx of politicians.

Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Around Here

Three-hour stand-off in the Valley ends without incident — Two Central Valley schools and a daycare were evacuated when a 39-year-old man menaced his ex-girlfriend with a gun, then holed up in a nearby house. (SR) 

Friday: Ron Paul in Spokane, Obama in Everett, Romney in Boise — The Northwest is getting a lot of action ahead of the March 23 primary. (SR)

Harpham moved to California — Kevin Harpham, who was sentenced to 32 years in prison for leaving a backpack along the MLK Day parade route last year, has been moved Herlong Correction Institute in northeast California. (News-Tribune)

Seattle mayor to meet with SF mystery man over arena plans — Wealthy Californian Chris Hansen will reveal long-awaited plans for a sports center in Seattle, which he hopes to use to lure an NBA or NHL team to the city. (Seattle Times)

Elsewhere

Apple to kick Kodak while it's down — The uber-rich tech company says it wants to sue Eastman Kodak, which is already bankrupt, for patent infringements. (HuffPo)

200 suspected Islamist gunmen freed in Nigeria prison break — Great, just great. (Telegraph)

Butterball workers arrested on animal-cruelty charges — Six employees at a turkey farm in North Carolina face misdemeanor charges. (ABC)

Pinterest growing like crazy... but it hasn't figured out how to make any money yet. (WSJ)

And now your moment of Zen

Walking through the British Columbian woods with 42 Saint Bernards (make sure your speakers are on for this one)

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