MORNING BRIEFING: Police shooting, sinking corvettes and what to do for Valentine's Day



After a chase last night, police shot and killed a military veteran they say may have been suicidal. (KXLY)

Following the controversial firing of its last director, the Civic has hired a new artistic director. (Inlander)

Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday that he will impose a moratorium on all executions while he's governor. (ST)

After requesting a recount for the city council election he handily lost last year, John Ahern is now questioning the bill he was given for that recount. (SR)

Minor flooding is expected in the Spokane area in coming days. (KHQ)


The UN is sending more aid to Syria as war continues to rage there. (BBC)

A question puzzling government government researchers: What do the jobless do when the benefits end? (WaPo)

Eight corvettes fell into a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky today. (CNN)

Norway leads the Olympic medal count. See the full tally here. (NYT)


We've got a list of all the events happening in town here. You could also stay in and binge on the new season of House of Cards or steal the Olympics. You do you.