MORNING BRIEFING: Pete Seeger dies, Obama to raise minimum wage

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Spokane City Council says a proposed nudity ordinance aimed at bikini baristas can be on the ballot, as long as backers collect 8,000 signatures. (S-R)

It was announced yesterday that controversial Idaho state schools Superintendent Tom Luna will not seek re-election. (S-R)

Beary sad. A 3-year-old Montana sanctuary grizzly bear that underwent an MRI at Washington State University after suffering seizures has died. (KHQ)

Spokane cops arrested a 17-year-old and are searching for two others after an attack on a couple downtown last evening. (KXLY)

THERE

President Obama, using his executive powers, plans to raise the minimum wage for new government contractors to $10.10. Tonight, you can also catch him giving the annual State of the Union Address. (WaPo)

Weather continues to suck across the Midwest, making our own winter climate seem like a tropical paradise. (Boston.com) Although, there is a 70 percent chance of snow hitting us tomorrow. (weather.com)

MUSIC

Several big things happened in Inland Northwest music news yesterday. First, Spokane's own America’s Got Talent finalist Cami Bradley unleashed a brand new music video. And it was announced Snoop Dogg would be headlining WSU’s Springfest. (Inlander)

Folk legend Pete Seeger died yesterday of natural causes. He was 94. (RS)


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