MB: Mielke drops out, van explodes in Shadle, Puffy beats down and Patsy comes back



Todd Mielke is dropping out of the competition to become the next Spokane County CEO. (Spokesman-Review)

There was a 10-acre brush fire at Spirit Lake that had firefighters anxious through Monday afternoon. (KREM)

A van exploded in a Shadle Walmart parking lot. (KHQ)

Summer in Washington is looking ripe for stink bugs. (Seattle Times)


South Carolina's Republican governor called for taking the Confederate flag off the state's capitol, a reaction to the recent church mass shooting in the state. (CNN)

Sean "Puffy/Diddy/P.Diddy/Puff Daddy" Combs beat down one of his kids' football coaches — at  UCLA, where his son is a junior in college and a player for the Bruins. (Washington Post)

President Obama went on Marc Maron's WTF podcast and some people are freaking out over his use of "the n-word." (Atlantic)


Patsy Cline is going to become the first country artist and first female artist to return to the stage via hologram. Crazy. (BBC)