Broke Ass Mountain State — Forget potatoes, Idaho, get some cash. State leaders say they could face a deficit five times larger than anticipated in 2012. But they won't ask the feds for any handouts, no sir. In true Western fashion, Gov. Butch Otter will instead take his six-shooter and hold up Washington State for its gold and jewels. (KREM)
Rat poison — Following the brouhaha yesterday — with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich criticizing the Spokesman for mischaracterizing his quotes on what was inside the Backpack Bomb, and KXLY's Jeff Humphrey giving Knezovich a bullhorn to repeat his criticisms — a bit of agreement. Humphrey now reports that there was rat poison in the explosive device. He heard it on CNN. (KXLY)
Garbage get-together postponed! — The so-called solid waste summit has fallen to pieces and now Spokane Mayor Mary Verner wants the whole shebang put off, saying the county isn't being cooperative. Regionalism 0, Rats and Seagulls 1. (SR)
Egypt shuts down internet — For real. Who needs to surf the Web when you can surf the Nile? (Atlantic Wire)
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