McCaslin leaves the Senate — Bob McCaslin, who sits on the both the Spokane Valley City Council and a state senate seat for the Valley, announced he won't fill out the two years remaining in his senate term, due to illness. (The 84-year-old defied critics in 2009 when they questioned whether one could reasonably hold both positions at his age.) (SR)
Who wants to be a $167.5 millionaire? — The two winning tickets for the fourth-biggest Mega Millions lottery jackpot, totaling $355 million, were purchased at an Ephrata Safeway and an as-yet-undisclosed city in Idaho. (KXLY)
Man dies in Taco Bell cooler — Richard Thomas, 42, walked into a Taco Bell on the near north side, barricaded himself inside the walk-in cooler and died. Nobody's really sure why. (KREM)
Taxi! — Last night, Coeur d'Alene created a taxi stand that will operate between 10 pm and 4 am every night, and it designated a No Pick-Up and Drop-Off zone for the same hours in order to prevent patrons clustering. (Is this really a problem in bustling downtown Coeur d'Alene?) (CdA Press)
Taser trial begins (SR)
15 Coen Brothers movies, ranked from best to worst — The Big Lebowski at No. 11? Behind Intolerable Cruelty? Are you kidding me? (Seattle Times)
White House press secretary steps down — Robert Gibbs leaves the post after six years working with Barack Obama (NYT)
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