Thursday, January 3, 2013

MORNING BRIEF: Bathtubs, drones and new Congress

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM


Thieves steal an antique 7-foot cast-iron bathtub, painted red, from outside a South Hill home being renovated. (Spokesman)

A man found dead on a sidewalk in North Spokane died from hypothermia, not foul play, the medical examiner says. (Spokesman)

Police identified a new suspect in a Dec. 30 shooting, and arrested him. (KHQ)

Coeur d'Alene City Council is considering upgrading the McEuen Field plan with more amenities, at the cost of an estimated $4 million more. (KXLY)


Sandy Hook Elementary students return to classes for the first time since the Dec. 14 massacre, at a new building converted from a middle school to an elementary school over the holidays. (NYT)

The new Congress takes office today, and it's the most racially diverse group of legislators we've ever had. The House also has a record number of openly gay legislators and its first female combat veteran; the Senate has a record number of women and its first Buddhist. (WSJ)

A top militant leader in Pakistan was reportedly killed by a U.S. drone strike. Local officials say the attack killed at least six. (WaPo)

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Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...