Friday, February 8, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: Knives, guns, the flu and vintage soda

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:32 AM


Per my earlier argument that the Inland Northwest has been awfully knifey lately: a woman was dragged into a home at knifepoint yesterday. (KXLY)

A Colville FIFTH GRADER came to school with a knife, a gun and some ammunition in his backpack. (KREM)

You can live stream Mayor David Condon's State of the City address right now here. The big guy will give an encore performance of the speech again today at noon in City Council chambers, if you can't get enough. 

Hide your kids, hide your wife, wash your hands: the health department confirms 34 flu deaths in Washington this season. (KHQ)


The Seattle PD's plan to use drones in missing persons searches and other investigations was shot down big time. (Stranger)

The region that was recently overtaken by Hurricane Sandy is getting walloped now by a blizzard, which is expected to bring more than two feet of snow with it. Yikes. (Chicago Tribune)

A Southern California cop has gone rogue. (NYT)

Soda freaks are begging Coke to bring back Surge. (Buzzfeed)


Led of course by The Inlander's Senior Jock Jam Correspondent, Mike Bookey.

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Leah Sottile

Leah Sottile is a Spokane-based freelance writer who formerly served as music editor, culture editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She has written about everything from nuns and Elvis impersonators, to jailhouse murders and mental health...