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

About The Author

Wilson Criscione

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