Ukraine swears in comedian as president, Grumpy Cat dies, and other headlines

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NEWS:
Washington nurses now have uninterrupted meal and break time under a new law that went viral during the session when Sen. Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla) argued that critical access hospitals should be exempt because nurses at those smaller hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day."

CONCERT REVIEW: Although it was a solo show, Neil Young's performance in Spokane on Saturday wasn't lacking in a diversity of instruments as he joked with the crowd and played through a 100-minute setlist (read more about it from Dan Nailen).

NATION & WORLD: The internet sensation Grumpy Cat, whose memes spoke to the cranky pessimist in all of us, sadly died this weekend. We hear she isn't impressed by heaven either. 


IN OTHER NEWS...

Spokane charges more with drug felonies than any other county
Both by raw numbers and per capita, Spokane County charges more people with drug possession felonies than any other county in the state, according to an analysis by the Spokesman-Review.
click to enlarge Volodymyr Zelensky on set for his television show, "Servant of the People," in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 17, 2019. Zelensky, an actor with no political experience, easily finished first in Ukraine’s election, and will face the incumbent president in an April 21 runoff. - BRENDAN HOFFMAN/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Volodymyr Zelensky on set for his television show, "Servant of the People," in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 17, 2019. Zelensky, an actor with no political experience, easily finished first in Ukraine’s election, and will face the incumbent president in an April 21 runoff.
Another country elects TV star who rants about political corruption to be president
On Monday, Ukraine will swear in comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, who has no political experience, as its president. As the BBC reports, the plot of a TV show he starred in involved his character going viral for ranting about political corruption and then accidentally becoming president.

No way, Huawei
Google won't let Chinese tech company Huawei support Android devices anymore after an order from the Trump administration, the New York Times reports. 

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...