MORNING HEADLINES: Blood and booze


NK not OK So South Korea accused its northerly neighbor of sinking one of its naval vessels. That made North Korea angry (it doesn't take much.) Now they continue to sever ties with their neighbor, including cutting the phone line installed between the two countries. Stay tuned. (NYT)

Green light Finally, all lanes between Couer d'Alene and Post Falls have been opened (though lanes will still be reduced between 8 pm and 5 am). Just in time for Memorial Day. (CdA Press)

New blood transfusions It's always a big deal when a sitting member of the legislature loses their seat in the primary. It's an even bigger deal for the Idaho GOP, where six members lost their seats. (SR)

The craigslist of charity The Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP) ran into some tough times when its budgets were cut. But they're improvising, putting up a new website ( that allows citizens to donate directly to people in need of help. (KXLY)

Bulk booze Costco wants to sell liquor, presumably in 56-packs. But right now, the state prohibits that. Now Costco — public citizens they are — has begun to collect signatures for Initiative 1100, which would open liquor-selling to all businesses, not just liquor stores.