*Senate bill would ban bestiality: Animal rights groups have pushed for law after man died last summer in Enumclaw/Richard Roesler, Spokesman-Review — Enumclaw, Wash.: Where men are men and the farm animals are nervous.
*Kempthorne defends tax relief plan: Governor says cities, counties share burden of reform/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review — Kempthorne’s Truman impersonation: The buck stops — over there.
*Transportation department closes Highway 2 after roadway buckles/R.J. Cohn, Hagadone News Network — Someone reported this last night on the comments section of this blog. Dunno who. But that sleuth has a future in the news biz.
*Post Falls grill busted for gambling: Incident at Jack’s Sports Grill comes after warnings; liquor license may be suspended/Brian Walker, Coeur d’Alene Press — Busted for playing Texas Hold ‘Em? Now, that’s something you don’t see on TV world poker championships.
*Alaska Airlines acknowledges emergency landing: Latest in string of incidents involving Alaska planes/Associated Press — Now, this isn’t a happy thought you want to be thinking when you climb aboard an Alaska flight outta Spokane.