Happy Monday. Here’s a great little piece to get your day going strong.
In honor of Columbus sailing the ocean blue back in 1492, the city of Spokane is offering free parking downtown all day today. (S-R)
Spandexed-clad people took to the streets of Spokane Saturday in various yoga positions to celebrate the opening of the lululemon store downtown. (Inlander)
Proving Americans can be smart too; three of them were awarded the Nobel prize in economics today. Their work helped answer this: What determines the prices of an asset, whether a stock, bond or a house? (WP)
Washington State University drew a collective sigh of relief this weekend when another college, other than itself, made headlines for a drunken ruckus on campus. That honor went to Western Washington University. (KING)
The federal government is … yes, still shut down. (NYT)
Fans rejoiced as zombies shambled onto the small screen once more this weekend with the season four premiere of The Walking Dead, one of the highest rated cable shows. (DB)