MORNING BRIEFING: Pearl Jam will play in Spokane, Cleveland kidnapping victims speak out and an orca becomes a mom


City Council unanimously approved a firearms ordinance allowing public assembly facilities, like the Convention Center or Spokane Arena, to prohibit weapons. (S-R)

An Othello elementary school teacher may face molestation charges for alleged unprofessional behavior involving a 10-year-old boy. (KXLY)

Mike Bookey is a soothsayer: Pearl Jam is coming to Spokane in November. (Inlander)


The three women who were kidnapped and held captive for a decade in a Cleveland house have released a video thanking their supporters. (NYT)

Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to NSA whistleblower and fugitive-at-large Edward Snowden. (Guardian)

Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill started her three-month prison sentence for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes. (USA Today)


An orphaned orca whale who was captured and reintroduced to her pod 11 years ago is now a mommy. (KOMO)