News to know for Monday morning
SPOKANE, Wash. — Welcome to your Monday morning. This week our temperatures will start to slowly creep back up into the upper 70s for your Memorial Day weekend plans. Today will be dry with a high of 66. Here’s the news you need to know today:
Brazille bar attack
Eleven people were gunned down in what seemed to be an organized attack on a bar in Brazil. Seven gunmen were involved and they arrived at the bar on a motorcycle and in three cars. State officials said it was “a massacre,” but haven’t given any indications of why gunmen stormed the bar. The Associated Press reports the majority of violence in Brazil is gang-related.
Measles in Washington
The disease once thought to be eradicated in the United States continues to infect people in Washington state. A new outbreak has now infected six people in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties and the state Department of Health is investigating six other potential cases right now. We should know today if any of those are confirmed. The current outbreak is thought to be tied back to SeaTac airport.
Delays on your commute?
Some repaving work begins on Maple and Ash today. Read more HERE.
Don’t try to take the Post Street Bridge if you’re downtown today. The 102-year-old bridge is now closed to traffic for good, until it can be replaced. You’ll have to find a different route for a while, though, because that replacement project isn’t slated to start until next spring.
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