MB: Bad journalism, grand hotels, and grumpy cats


Rejoice old license plate holders.
Washington drivers will no longer be required to replace their license plates every seven years. (SR)

How grand will the Davenport Grand Hotel be? (SR)

Good news: That missing 15-year-old girl from Cheney, gone for 10 days while searching for an animal, has reappeared at her family home. (SR)

A 13-year-old from Liberty Lake has raised money to buy more than 1,000 backpacks for the homeless. (KXLY)

Is Leach leaving for Houston? No, WSU officials tweet. "Who knows if there is any validity to this," KREM reporter says. "It is purely speculation at this point." (KREM)


Last week was absolutely dismal for fans of good journalism. (Bloomberg)

On a similar note, things keep looking worse for Rolling Stone's story about an alleged rape on the University of Virginia campus. (Washington Post) 

But surely, Aaron Sorkin's deft hand will be able to navigate the complicated issue of campus rape in a more elegant and enlightening manner. Surely. (Vulture)

George W. Bush and former CIA officials take a bold stand against torture. Sorry, that should be "take a bold stand against the torture report." (NYT)

Grand juries tend to almost always favor police, with at least one big exception. (NYT)


Grumpy Cat has become a fat cat. And not in the Garfield sense. In that, the cat's net worth is over 2,600 times that of the median Spokane County household income. (Vox)