• The Devil Makes Three Folk, blues, ragtime, country, jazz, punk rockabilly all rolled into one. The Santa Cruz-based trio will be in Spokane this Friday at The Knitting Factory. (video below)
IN OTHER NEWS:
• Good news for Leo this morning as "The Revenant" ended up with 12 Oscar nominations, including best picture. Other best picture nominations are "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "Brooklyn," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Martian," "Room," and "Spotlight." (DiCaprio has never won an Oscar)
• Republican presidential candidates will debate tonight in Charleston, South Carolina — the place where Dylann Roof's white supremacist views drove him to kill nine people in one of the oldest black churches in the South. The Marshall Project put together a primer on where each of the candidates stand on guns, race and the death penalty.
• Speaking of the death penalty: the United States Supreme Courtsaid Tuesday that Florida's death penalty decision-making mechanism does not give jurors enough say. The ruling raises questions about the fate of the 390 inmateswaiting execution in the state (the second largest death row population). In Florida, juries can only recommend the death penalty and don't have to give a factual basis for their decision. Ultimately, the decision rests with judges.
• Remember the dude who pummeled the Seattle Police Department with public records requests for body and dash cam footage? He's baaaaaaack. Tim Clemans has requested all of Spokane Police's 46,688 body camera files. SPD estimates it will take six years to fill his request. (Spokesman-Review)
• At least three people will split the largest Powerball jackpot ever ($1.5 billion). Winners so far are from California, Florida and Tennessee. The winning numbers are: 4-8-19-27-34 and 10)
Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.