Snark from our Northwest Bureau
The federal prosecutor said that had the man been selling actual Chihulys he could have gotten life in prison.
Beats squatting over a crevasse: The National Park Service will fly in building materials by helicopter to the 10,000-foot-level of Mount Rainier to replace four public toilets at Camp Muir, a popular destination for hikers and a base camp for those climbing to the mountain's 14,410-foot summit.
The Park Service considered air-lifting a couple of Seattle's problematic sidewalk toilets to the mountain but didn't want to attract hookers, johns and drug addicts in hiking boots.
Sorry, Comcast is already taken: The city of Tacoma is looking to sell the naming rights to the Tacoma Dome, the 30-year-old wooden geodesic-domed arena that hosts high school sports tournaments, Lady Gaga concerts and monster truck shows.
Seeing how quickly the dome's exterior collects a patina of grime, we suggest the city take on Mr. Clean Magic Erasers as a sponsor in exchange for a 50-foot cleaning pad.
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