Big crowd at community violence forum last night — "We're scared of the gangs, we're scared of our neighbors, we're scared of the police," one attendee told a panel that included Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. (KXLY)
History of hate — The Seattle Times has an in-depth feature on the investigation into the MLK Day Parade bomb and the history of hate groups in the Inland Northwest.
Remains found after fire — That big building fire on the Coeur d'Alene reservation that everybody reported on last week? They just found a body in there. (CdA Press)
Super Bowl snub — A Spokane family that had tickets to the Super Bowl showed up in Dallas to find they had no seats. (KREM)
New liquor bills — Bills in the Washington state Legislature could allow tasting of locally distilled spirits at farmers markets and of high-end spirits at state liquor stores. (SR)
Oregon to go bag-less? — A bill in the Oregon state Legislature would ban most plastic bags at grocery stores and require grocers to charge 5 cents for each paper bag. (Oregonian)