MORNING HEADLINES: 400 pounds of cocaine seized... not a very White Christmas

Not a White Christmas — Two Canadian nationals were formally charged today with drug possession. Earlier this month, the two were arrested with 400 pounds of cocaine in Bellingham. So if you're stocking was bare this year, at least you know what that special someone wanted to get you. (SR)

But, still a White Christmas — Snow is on its way. Again. Forecasters are calling for up to three inches in the lowlands. And, to top it off, subzero temperatures are expected on New Year's Eve. (KREM) 

Jon Stewart the next Murrow, Cronkite? That's what the New York Times argues. Your moment of Zen. (NYT)

The holidays are done, get over it — And put your tree on the curb. The City of Spokane will pick it up for free this week. (SR)