Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Bitcoin for pot, arctic blast and Sasquatch!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM


Spokane's latest drink shop has been making national headlines with the questionable decision to offer up a beverage called "Date Grape Koolaid." Kool-Aid is a subsidiary of Kraft Foods and the folks over at Kraft are not pleased. Their spokeswoman says they intend to take action on the use of its trademark very soon. Check out our original post about The Daiquiri Factory brouhaha from last week. (SR)  

Medical marijuana shop Kouchlock Productions is now accepting cash or Bitcoin only. They can't accept credit cards or deposit their money into a bank account because what they're selling, though legal here in Washington, is still federally illegal. (KXLY)

If you're feeling a bit chilly this morning, you're not alone and I'm sorry to tell you that things will get worse before they get better. An arctic blast will bring with it overnight lows near zero and winds gusting more than 20 mph in Spokane. Couer d'Alene can expect gusts up to almost 30 mph. (SR)

Based on Amazon purchases, Spokane has been ranked one of the top 20 most romantic cities in the U.S. Amazon ranks cities based on sales data from romance novels, rom-coms and even romantic music. (KREM) 

After allegedly robbing a pharmacy in North Spokane, a man called police to turn himself in and will appear in court on Monday. (SR) 

Tickets go on sale this weekend for Sasquatch! and they have some great acts lined up. (Inlander) 


Part of Terminal C in LaGuardia Airport was evacuated this morning after reports of smoke coming from a package being loaded onto a Delta flight to Richmond. (CBS)

This year Vanity Fair added a little color to their annual Hollywood Issue. And the diversity doesn't end there. There are six people of color along with an even split of six men and six women. For the first time, there are two people of color — Idris Elba and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor — on the cover before the fold. Yay America. (Buzzfeed) 

Facebook turns 10 today! (USA Today) 

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a step pyramid that appears to be 4,600 years old. (Fox News) 

Dozens have reportedly been killed in a bomb attack led by the Syrian regime. (Fox News)


The latest game that's even more addicting (and frustrating) than Candy Crush is the top mobile game on iTunes and Android charts. Flappy Bird truly is the game that doesn't love you back, but you probably won't put it down. (The Wire) 

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