What to know to start your Wednesday

What to know to start your Wednesday
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Happy 3rd of July! Today we can expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 70s. Here’s what you should know to get your day started:

Leaving today? So are millions of others.

AAA says 41.4 million people are taking a road trip at least 50 miles from home this weekend and the majority of them are leaving today. July 3rd is one of the busiest travel days of the whole year. If you’re heading out today, know that Washington State Patrol will have extra troopers out to keep an eye on the roads. And leave early, if you can! Experts estimate 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. will be the absolute worst time to be driving today.

Hospital mold kills one

Six patients developed infections after being exposed to mold in air in operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital. One of them died. The operating rooms were shut down in May, when the mold was found, but the cases of infection were not revealed until yesterday. The hospital attributes the mold to problems with the air filtration system

A “Salute to America” & a big baby balloon

The President has been trying to re-shape the annual July Fourth celebration on the National Mall to show off “the strongest and most advanced Military anywhere in the World.” On Twitter Pres. Trump promised military tanks on display and “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” But, joining the patriotic display will also be a massive inflatable depicting the President in a diaper. A progressive group has now received permission to inflate the balloon near the location of the Salute to America event.

Cause baby you’re a firework

Planning your own Independence Day celebrations? From downtown Spokane to downtown CDA to Sandpoint; there are lots of local (and free) fireworks shows you can go to! We’ve put together a guide for you here. Planning on lighting off your own? Check this first, to make sure you know the rules in your area.

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