Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Sinkhole, coffee stand robbery and Hot Pocket recall

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM


Another coffee stand, Jitterz Java on Northwest Boulevard, was robbed Tuesday evening by a man with a gun. (KXLY)

A Colville man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting and killing his brother in June. (S-R)

Coeur d’Alene City Council votes to move forward with “Four Corners” master plan. (Cda Press)

The six deputies involved in the shooting of Jedadiah Zillmer last week have been named. (S-R)


A Hanford whistleblower who raised safety concerns about nuclear waste treatment has been fired from her job with a contractor company. (AP)

A Portland woman fell into a sinkhole while looking for her dog, which has also fallen in. They’re both OK. (Oregonian)

A 12-year-old boy died after a snowmobile crash near Boise. (AP)

A Utah mom offended by a line of PacSun T-shirts featuring scantily clad models spent $567 to buy out the whole store. (Daily Herald)


At least 25 people died in Ukraine violence between protesters and security forces. (BBC)

Affordable Care Act volunteers are using Obama campaign tactics like “microtargeting” and data-driven door-to-door efforts to sign people up for health care. (NYT)

After a fracking explosion in Pennsylvania that likely killed one worker and started a five-day fire, Chevron showed its commitment to neighborliness by giving local residents a pizza voucher. (

A bunch of Hot Pockets are being recalled for possible unsanitary meat. (SFGate)

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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...