Washington passes a budget, crane accident kills four in Seattle, and other headlines


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Devastation as crane breaks and kills four
Four people were killed and four more were injured when a Seattle crane snapped this weekend and fell into the road, crushing multiple cars, the Seattle Times reports.

In the nick of time
Washington lawmakers passed a $52.4 billion two-year operating budget late Sunday night, making it the first time in a decade that the budget was passed on schedule, Jim Camden writes. He lays out more about a deal that was brokered to allow school districts to increase their levy caps and other budget highlights over at the Spokesman's site.

Hey there, spud
"People across the globe have found Kristie Wolfe’s Big Idaho Potato Hotel a-peeling," the Idaho Statesman writes, reporting how the Russet potato-shaped Airbnb has gone viral

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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...