Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MORNING BRIEFING: rabid bats, puppy mills and lava-spewing Alaskan volcanoes

Posted By on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

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Watch out for rabid bats! A family in Kootenai County found one in their home and now are all undergoing rabies shots. (S-R)

The Silver Dollar Bar is no more. A fire yesterday morning burned the historic Mullan, Idaho watering hole to the ground. (S-R)

Don't shop, adopt your next pet. A Newport, Wash. puppy mill owner who's been convicted for animal cruelty in the past is reportedly back in business. (KXLY)

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Geologists are closely watching two volcanoes in Alaska's Aleutian Islands after lava flowed from both yesterday. (CNN)

The U.S. Justice Department is defending its decision to seize AP journalists' phone records for national security reasons. (NYT)

ELSEWHERE

A 93-year-old shoe cobbler in South Carolina says he'll keep working for the rest of his life. (CNN) 

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...