Friday, January 2, 2015

MB: Hundreds at yesterday's Polar Plunge; woman killed by train, Chinese tigers in danger

Posted By on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:01 AM


A woman walking along BNSF railroad tracks in Spokane Valley was killed after being struck by a train Thursday morning. (S-R)

Scenes from yesterday morning's incredibly cold Polar Plunge at Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Inlander)

Veronica Rutledge's father-in-law shares details about the safety mechanisms on the gun that the North Idaho mother's toddler son used to accidentally shoot and kill her earlier this week. (KHQ)


Tiger poaching is predicted to become a serious problem in China as wealthy residents' demand for tiger products — rugs, tiger bone wine and taxidermied animals — increases. (WaPost)

People were talking about Oregon's uniforms yesterday, sure — but let's not forget about their big Rose Bowl win over defending national champs Florida State. (NYT)

U.S. troops sent to Iraq's Anbar province were promised by Obama that they won't see combat against the Islamic State militants, but fighting may be inevitable, and more troops are on their way. (WaPost)

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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...