Friday, April 3, 2015

MB: Craigslist safe zones, seaman rescued and a new Game of Thrones excerpt

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 9:16 AM


Idaho teachers are about to get paid more, after Gov. Butch Otter signed a new $125.5 million teacher salary bill. (Idaho Statesman)

Don’t get ripped off again: The Spokane police have offered up their North Precinct as “safe zone” meeting place for Craigslist transactions. (Spokesman-Review)

The number of reported Spokane child abuse cases has quadrupled since this time last year. (KXLY)

A federal judge issued that Washington state must fix its problem with jailing mentally ill people for long periods of time. (Seattle Times) 

Kenyan police are hunting for terrorism suspects who killed at least 147 people on a university campus yesterday. (NPR)

A rescued shipwrecked sailor survived a whopping 66 days at sea. (Washington Post)

The preliminary framework for curbing Iran’s nuclear program has actually been announced. (NBCnews)

Author George R.R. Martin revealed an excerpt from his upcoming Game of Thrones series book, The Winds of Winter. Don’t’ worry, it will probably take him two more years to finish writing the novel. (

The Mariners home opener is next week, and already there's great expectations! Get excited, baseball is back! (Boo Indians and Yankees and A’s and Angels and Rangers and well … anyone who isn’t the Mariners). (Seattle Times)

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