'Hot pizza' suit, climate lawbreaker, snowplow plan, morning headlines


Snow's comin'
And city officials have approved a new plan to plow Spokane's streets. The problem is, that plan will eliminate half of the city's on-street parking all winter.

Climate criminal
A 77-year-old activist argued to a Spokane judge that he was left with no choice. He had to break the law to stop the volatile coal and oil trains passing through Spokane. The argument worked — for now.

Old soul
Spokane transplant, artist and writer Chelsea Martin's new collection of essays explores the last generation before every kid had a cellphone.


'Hot Pizza' in hot water
The 67-year-old woman is suing the man who yelled "Hot pizza!" before barreling into her on the Centennial Trail last week. (Spokesman-Review)

He 'knew what he signed up for'
That's what President Trump allegedly said to the window of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an ambush in Niger earlier this month. Johnson's family was offended by what was supposed to be a condolence call. Trump fired back that his words were twisted, claiming that he "had a very nice conversation with the woman." (New York Times)

The other George Washington
Centralia, Washington, population 16,982, is remembering its African-American founder, George Washington — the son of a slave, whose reputation as a generous and selfless man lives on today. (Seattle Times)

Skip tracer
The "world's best bounty hunter" reveals her tricks in a two-part podcast. Listen to the first episode here. (Reply All)

Witness in custody
Prosecutors throughout the country — including Washington — are incarcerating innocent witnesses in order to compel testimony in court. (New Yorker)

Too little, too late?
A trio of U.S. senators will try to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to reveal how they're purchasing political advertisements. (New York Times)