Friday, February 21, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Robots, dog rescue, Dalai Lama drama

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM


Bemiss Elementary’s Lego robotics team qualified for the state competition in Ellensburg. And they have sweet T-shirts.

A year and a half after a brain injury that left her in a coma, a Coeur d’Alene teen is defying expectations by speaking again. (KREM)

Two people died this morning in a head-on collision between a semi and a car near Colfax. (KREM)

A Colville tribal councilman resigned following a rape allegation. (Cda Press)

Almost 50 dogs were found in abysmal conditions at a rural home in Stevens County. The Humane Society is caring for many of them. (KXLY)

Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in the Garland drive-by shooting earlier this week. (S-R)

Despite the increase in oil trains crossing the Northwest, there is only one federal inspector for all the bridges they cross in eight states, including Alaska. (Oregonian)


After pressure from other countries, Ukraine’s president agrees to a deal that scales back presidential powers and meets other protester demands to end the violent political crisis. (CNN)

President Obama is scheduled to meet with the Dalai Lama, and China is not pleased. (Reuters)

Should California be split into six states? It’s one step closer to getting on the November ballot. (USA Today)

Bestselling author James Patterson is giving money to dozens of small, independent bookstores for improvements and programs. (NYT)


Here’s one thing to come out of Jimmy Fallon’s first week hosting the Tonight Show:

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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...