Weather: Hey, it reached 82 degrees in some areas yesterday. Can this be September? It’s expected to be a bit cooler today and for the next several days, but the skies are forecast to be clear. OK, it might be a bit cloudy tomorrow, but we’re trying to ignore that. Enjoy the weekend. The National Weather Service forecast.
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Stop smoking or I might shoot you? A man in Bellingham pointed a gun at a pregnant woman Tuesday reportedly because she was smoking. He was driving along in his pickup when he saw her puffing and reportedly asked, “Who the heck smokes when they’re pregnant?” The woman replied, “I do.” Clearly not liking her response, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at her, according to Bellingham police. They busted him a short time later. The Bellingham Herald has the story.
Dad jumps in river to save toddler son: A man and his 23-month-old son were walking on a bridge in Spokane yesterday when the toddler fell into the Spokane River. The father jumped in to save his son and did! The youngster was taken to the hospital and it appears he’ll be OK. According to the story in The Spokesman Review, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer summed it up: “This is really a good outcome compared to what we’re used to,” Schaeffer said.
Many decades in the biz: At a time when job security is touch and go and car dealerships change hands or close shop, Richard Hahn of the Hahn Motor Co. in Yakima is of a generation where changing jobs was the exception, not the rule. Hahn has been with the company for 60 years, having started in 1952. His father opened the dealership in 1924. Hahn is retiring. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.
‘Take it outside’: That’s reportedly what a middle-school administrator told some boys when he found them fighting and now he’s on paid leave while the Tacoma School District looks into what happened. A parent said the administrator ought to have intervened and stopped the fight.
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