MORNING HEADLINES: Jails, spies, panhandlers and old people

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New jail may require two votes County Commissioner Bonnie Mager says a new jail might require a vote for bonds to build the jail, then a vote on increasing sales tax to run it. (SR)

Mail melee An Amber Waldref-sponsored resolution asking the state to create a registry for people who want to stop receiving bulk mail was fought by postal workers, rejected by the Council. (SR)

Valley discussing panhandling A local group is trying to funnel your spare change toward social programs instead (KXLY)

Coyotes stalking retirement community Residents of the Coeur d'Alene neighborhood say coyotes have moved in and are endangering their pets. "The cats are missing," one woman said. (KXLY)

Fire at retirement home injures six The fire began in a bedroom at Maplewood Gardens in north Spokane. The six were injured not by the flames but the freezing temperature outside. (KHQ)

Activist spied on An activist student from Evergreen State College won a settlement yesterday over allegations of political spying and harassment after state troopers pulled him over on a false DUI stop in 2007. (Seattle Times)