Thursday, November 18, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Pointedly ignoring any Trader Joe's news

Posted By on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Rogue general — Washington State Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna has signed Washington onto a lawsuit challenging the federal government's authority to enact the health care reform bill. But two other lawsuits have been filed to challenge his authority to sue — or not — when other governmental agencies disagree with him. (SR)

Let it slush, let it slush, let it slush — And so the dreary days of Spokane winter have begun again, when pristine morning snow rapidly fades into mud, mush and slop. Drive carefully. (KREM)

Attack, my creature friends! — You know cat ladies? How it's cute when they have three cats, sad when they have seven and downright disturbing when they have 39? How about when, instead of cats, she has ferrets? And instead of three or seven or 39, she has 81 of the creatures in her house? Does that sound enough like a Crispin Glover horror movie to you? (KXLY)

Tom and Jerry and Marie Curie — In what is sure to be a pratfall-laden adventure rife with painful slapstick, Hanford cleanup workers are searching for a radioactive mouse that likely ate cesium at a Hanford cleanup site. They've already caught the radioactive rabbit. How do they know which is the radioactive mouse? Presumably, it's the one that's six feet long, green and with a malformed human head growing on its tail. (KHQ)

I swear this General Motors company is going to be huge someday — Major General Motors stocks are available for your purchase, an intent to recoup the substantial amount of money the federal government spent to keep the auto manufacturer afloat. Whether buying your very own piece of an American car company is a wise personal investment is another question entirely. (NYT)

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A lifelong Spokane native, Daniel Walters is the Inlander's senior investigative reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...