Stories you need to know as you start your week


What to do this week

• Deadly weather kills at least 43 people
Tornadoes and flooding struck Texas, Missouri and parts of the Southeast

• ICYMI: The Cougs won the so-called Sun Bowl in Texas, but snow stranded fans
A freak storm dropped 8 inches of snow. (Behind pay wall, S-R)

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• Peyton Manning disputes report linking him to doping
The Al Jazeera report had, as a source, a "doctor of pharmacy," who's now taking back his remarks, saying he was untruthful. 

• Spokane police take step toward transparency, announce the department will release evidence sooner 
Following a recommendation from the Justice Department, SPD says it will release evidence in fatal incidents when it turns over records to prosecutors. (KREM)