EMS is a yes That Emergency Medical Service levy with the wave of dire scenarios outlined if it didn't pass? It passed.
No confidence vote not quite as confident That no-confidence vote from the police guild in Chief Anne Kirkpatrick comes with a big asterisk: About 80 members didn't cast ballots at all. That means that while more than half of those voting voted "no-confidence," less than half of all guild members did. (Got that?)
Big money Thomas E. Lee Partners, an equity firm from Boston, just gave the financially challenged Sterling Savings bank a shot of adrenaline. The firm is investing $134.7 million in the Spokane-based bank. Sterling still needs to raise a lot of money to raise to remain independent, but it's a start.
Cops of Spokane past The Spokane Law Enforcement museum, detailing the history of Spokane's police force, opens today. The very first Spokane police officer badge number, from the early 1900s, will be on display.
Oil and water As the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana nears land, the Coast Guard will attempt to set at least some of the spill on fire, hopefully burning it up before it causes further ecological damage.