Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's special election day in Washington, Spokane picks new council member and other news to start your day

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 9:18 AM

click to enlarge Zagat takes a look at bikini baristas in a new video starring Spokane Councilman Mike Fagan.
Zagat takes a look at bikini baristas in a new video starring Spokane Councilman Mike Fagan.


Spokane's new council member
Spokane City Council has chosen Breean Beggs, the attorney who sued the city over Otto Zehm's death, as its newest council member, replacing Jon Snyder.
Breean Beggs
Breean Beggs

Unanswered questions 

City Council President Ben Stuckart still has questions about the decision to move the downtown police precinct to the Intermodal Center, and records show business leaders had expressed their concerns about closing the precinct by STA Plaza. 

All about the coffee
City Councilman Mike Fagan gives his thoughts on bikini baristas in an interview with Zagat, a publisher of restaurant guides.

In other news...

Time to vote
Today is election day for many school and fire districts in Washington, including several in Spokane County

Snowy winter
Mountain snowpack across the state is above normal, and officials are hopeful that will prevent another catastrophic wildfire season like last year. (AP)

Cougars or coyotes
A half-eaten deer in the Spokane Valley had residents worried a cougar was in the area, but the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says its more likely coyotes. (KXLY)

Obama's final budget
President Obama sent a $4 trillion budget proposal to Congress, seeking $19 billion for a cybersecurity initiative. (New York Times)

Train crash
At least nine people have been killed, and at least 81 injured, in a train crash in southern Germany. (Reuters) 

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