Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MB: Holiday cheer stolen, Russian recession and another health exchange glitch

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Salvation Army kettles were recently stolen in Post Falls and Spokane from outdoor bell ringers. (S-R)

The city’s new pay-by-phone parking meter system is under a trial run. But first you have to download the app. (INLANDER)

Now there’s potential for two medical schools in Spokane. (KHQ)

After a glitch in the system, about 6,000 enrollments in health plans offered by the Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange were improperly canceled. (ST)

It’s the end of an era: Microsoft ditches Clip Art. (CNN)

An American teacher was stabbed to death just weeks after an anonymous posting on a jihadist website encouraged attacks against teachers at American schools in the Middle East. (NBC)

Thanks to plunging oil prices, Russian leaders said for the first time their economy will head into recession next year. (WaPo)

A few years ago, Bob Dylan put out a Christmas album. Yes. Watch the below music video of his cracked-out version of “It Must Be Santa” and make your Hump Day a little brighter.

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Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.