Wheat growers praying for sun — They're not the only ones... (SR)
Mead student-teacher dismissed after sex crime claims — The Eastern grad student is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old student. (SR)
Gonzaga grad killed in Afghanistan — Mat Fazzari of Walla Walla died when a missile struck the helicopter he was flying in. He leaves behind a wife and two young sons. (KXLY)
Washingtonians going to Idaho to buy liquor — One store in Post Falls has seen a 47 percent increase in sales since booze went public in Washington last week. (KXLY)
The New York Times reviews Jess Walter's new book — "Mr. Walter has always been more intuitive than linear, a believer in capricious destiny with a fine, freewheeling sense of humor." (NYT)
U.N. monitors finally reach massacre site in Syria — U.N. reps had been blocked by soldiers and fired upon as they tried to reach a site where, activists say, at least 55 civilians were killed.
Raid of Hells Angels compound in South Carolina gives a peek at the culture — Regular chapter meetings are called "church," membership is only open to white males, everybody has to have at least one American-made motorcycle, etc. (Inquisitr)
Did You Ever Grow Anything in the Garden of Your Mind?