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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Dog and owner escape as roof caves in  10 

Two commercial buildings in Coeur d'Alene at least partially collapsed today due to the snow on their roofs. One, at 140 Spruce Ave., housed two businesses -- Allen Pest Control and Accurate Edge. Leonard Allen, owner of the pest-control business, said he had been concerned...

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North Division Costco closed

The Costco Wholesale store on North Division in Spokane is closed while crews clear snow from the roof, a spokesman there said. The store should be open tomorrow. All other Costco locations are open.

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December was the snowiest month on record. If all the snow that fell on Spokane were formed into a snowball, it would be roughly 2,500 feet tall. This graphic by staff artist Molly Quinn breaks down the snowfall by the numbers. (The Spokesman-Review)

Friday's snowball graphic 

Hardly breaking news, but we've received some requests for an online version of staff artist Molly Quinn's snowball graphic, which ran on page A9 in today's newspaper. Here it is. Click here to download a higher-resolution version.

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Roof collapses reported around region 

• Spokane firefighters were called to North Pittsburg Street and 1700 E. Cleveland just before 11 a.m. on reports of a collapsed roof. Scanner traffic indicates nobody was in the building.UPDATE: Firefighters used heat-sensing instruments at Interior Solutions in the 2800 block of North Pittsburg...

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Warming centers re-activated 

With temperatues expected to plunge this evening, Spokane is activating community warming centers for the homeless.The Salvation Army, 204 E. Indiana, will be open to couples and families with children in need of emergency shelter from the cold. The House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific,...

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