Monday, January 13, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Pharmacies robbed, thrift stores shopped and a big win for the Hawks

Posted By on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM

HERE

Hide yo' kids, hide yo'... painkillers? The sixth Spokane-area pharmacy robbery in about a week happened at the North Spokane Shopko store last night. (KXLY)

Not a good start to any Monday. During this morning's commute a car crashed into a house on North Ash and Cleveland St. after being cut off by another driver. (KREM) 

Poppin' tags: Thanks in part maybe to Seattle rapper Macklemore, but more likely financially cautious shoppers, sales at many Inland Northwest thrift stores were up last year. (SR)

THERE

After a win on Saturday, the Seahawks now face off against their biggest rival, the San Francisco 49ers, for the NFC Championship Game at Quest Field this coming Sunday. Ticket sales for the game are currently being limited to West Coast residents only. (Seattle Times)

As the city proceeds through bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Art's renowned collection could be saved via a $300 million deal set up by national and local philanthropic foundations. (NYT)

More dirty politics by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surface regarding his re-election campaign, this time involving the mayor of Jersey City. (NYT)

Members of Congress are richer than they've ever been in the history of the U.S. (Inlander)

ELSEWHERE

Last night's Golden Globes weren't too full of surprises, handing out shiny awards to American Hustle, Twelve Years a Slave, actors Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey; and the television series Breaking Bad and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (Wa-Post)

CATS!

In case you missed it, last week's Cat Friday edition followed up with more on the story of how the infamous viral Keyboard Cat came to be, right here in the Lilac City. (Inlander)
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