MB: WSU brings billions to WA, Reid to retire, McMorris-Rodgers gets trolled



As two competing bills on the matter sit in the Legislature, the Washington Fire Chiefs association wants BNSF to submit directly to them information about oil trains moving across the state. (Inlander) Meanwhile, Spokane leaders have been granted seats at upcoming hearings regarding a proposed crude oil port in Vancouver, Washington. (Spokesman-Review)

Yesterday, the Idaho House of Representatives voted to approve legislation that would repeal a law legalizing instant horse racing machines. (Inlander)

WSU brought in big dollars to Washington state in the last year, to the tune of $3.4 billion. (Spokesman-Review)


Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asked people to tell her horror stories about Obamacare as the ACA turns five, but instead, hundreds of people now benefiting from health care coverage trolled her with success stories. (Vox)

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, who is believed to have intentionally crashed the plane, apparently tried to hide ongoing medical issues from his employer. (Washington Post)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for another term. (Huffington Post).