Friday, February 27, 2015

MB: R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy, higher freeway speeds in WA, and llama drama

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:24 AM


HERE

Great news for people who like to go fast on the freeway: Washington state’s speed limit could raise to 75 mph. (Spokesman-Review)

VA officials confirmed its Spokane emergency room would not be resuming 24/7 operations in April. (KXLY)

In other important news, both Washington and Idaho lawmakers are considering doing away with daylight savings time. (KREM)

LaVerne Biel is running for Spokane City Council. (Inlander)

THERE
Eight people are dead after a shooting rampage in rural Missouri. (USA Today)

Two llamas nearly broke social media yesterday when they got loose at an assisted living facility just outside of Phenix. (AZ Central)

The Mariners are down at spring training! Are big things to come? Manager Lloyd McClendon offers a pessimistic view. (Seattle Times)

TV
House of Cards season three starts today on Netflix (yeah, we’ll be holed up watching it all weekend, too). But what does the show say about our politics? (Washington Post)  

BUMMER ALERT
Leonard Nimoy died today after battling lung disease brought on by smoking. After his diagnosis, he tweeted: "Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now." 
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