MB: Black Friday sales down, CdA SWAT standoff and Sounders are out



Spokane is finally ready to move ahead with a long-sought beautification project for the Division Street Gateway. (S-R)

A SWAT standoff in Coeur d’Alene ended in a fugitive’s death this weekend. (CdAPress)

This week, Initiative 594, requiring tougher gun background checks, goes into effect. (S-T)

Black Friday shopping was down this year according to one retail group. (KHQ) But luckily, it is Cyber Monday today. (LAT)

The Sounders dreams of continuing in the MLS playoffs were squashed last night (Seattle P-I).

Order your Girl Scout cookies online as early as this month. Samoas for days! (NYT)