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In brief: Customers’ data stolen from store

Checking account and credit card numbers of customers who shopped at the Spokane Valley Northwest Bedding store Friday and Saturday were stolen over the weekend, officials said.

An employee discovered the theft Sunday, said Sgt. Dave Reagan, Spokane Valley Police Department spokesman.

No signs of forced entry to the business at 14102 E. Sprague Ave. were found.

Northwest Bedding’s alarm system notified police about 6 p.m. Saturday, Reagan said.

A door was unlocked, but no one was found inside.

Reagan said customers of Northwest Bedding on Friday or Saturday should contact their financial institutions.

Alley trash service to resume Monday

Alley garbage pickup is set to resume next Monday in Spokane.

The city’s Solid Waste Management Department suspended alley pickup last month because heavy snow prevented trucks from navigating many alleys. Residents were asked to take their garbage cans to the street.

“With significant melting over the last several days and more expected, we expect to be able to get to our normal pickup locations next week,” Solid Waste Management Director Scott Windsor said in a news release. People who were unable to get their garbage to the street during the suspension will not be charged for additional refuse next week, Windsor said.

Council overrides shoreline veto

The Spokane City Council on Monday overrode Mayor Mary Verner’s first veto.

Verner last month rejected greater restrictions on development along Latah Creek, citing an exception along a 900-foot section of shoreline owned by the city’s former CEO, John Pilcher.

Most of the shoreline along the waterway was given a 200-foot buffer where most development is barred. But the section on Pilcher’s land kept its 100-foot buffer.

The state Department of Ecology will have the final say on the shoreline regulations.

Council members Nancy McLaughlin and Al French were the lone votes to sustain Verner’s veto.

Moscow, Idaho

University to allow opposite-sex suites

The University of Idaho will allow students of the opposite sex to live together in campus suites when the fall semester begins in August.

Previously, the university has allowed male and female students to live in the same dormitory halls, but they could only live together in campus apartments if they were married.

Housing recruitment coordinator Tina Deines said students who live in campus suites at the Living Learning Communities housing complex this fall will have the option of being housed with members of the opposite sex. Students who live in the mixed-gender suites must be sophomores or older.

Deines said the university will not allow students of the opposite sex to live in the same bedroom.

From staff and wire reports