MORNING HEADLINES: On emptiness

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It's not easy selling green A medical marijuana dispensary in Spokane Valley was raided by the Spokane County Sheriffs office. Nearly 180 marijuana plants were taken into custody. (SR)

Getting a hold of the panhandle The Spokane Valley panhandling ordinance seemed to have worked, at least by one metric. The panhandlers asking for donations near the I-90 off-ramps are gone. The bigger question, of course, is where they went. (KXLY)

Whimper, not bang Turns out that bomb scare in the Albertsons parking lot was likely a hoax. There was no explosive material inside. At least there didn't appear to be after it was detonated. (KHQ)

From economic powerhouse to junkyard Parts of GM factories that no longer produce cars have become havens for thieves and scavengers. (NYT)