QQ Sushi lays off entire staff, Hope Hicks back in the White House, and other headlines


COVER: Offering free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, crisis pregnancy centers try to "slow down" thoughts of abortion in an ultimate quest to stop it.

NEWS: In Eastern Washington, young children needing immediate mental health care often have few options.

NEWS: Spokane County's CEO and its human resources director are retiring.


click to enlarge The sashimi dinner from QQ Sushi & Kitchen. - MEGHAN KIRK
Meghan Kirk
The sashimi dinner from QQ Sushi & Kitchen.
Fishy behavior
Days after videos of improper food handling in its kitchen spread on social media, QQ Sushi laid off its entire staff. (KXLY)

Extra credit
Gov. Jay Inslee gave a nod to a Shadle Park High School student for her welding process as he spoke about apprenticeships and technical education during his State of the State speech. (Spokesman-Review)

No Ziggy
Vern Ziegler, the founder of Ziggy's home improvement, has died at 84.

Back with a vengeance
Coronavirus cases were thought to be leveling off. But there was a huge jump in deaths and diagnoses of coronavirus reported in China yesterday. (CBS)

A new hope
Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Trump, is returning to the White House after a two-year absence.  (New York Times

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Wilson Criscione

Wilson Criscione, born and raised in Spokane, is an Inlander staff writer covering education and social services in the Inland Northwest.