Thanks, Millard

Thanks, Millard

Don’t know much about state history: Today marks the 160th anniversary of the creation of the Washington Territory, established by the Organic Act of 1853 and signed by President Millard Fillmore. Washington Territory originally stretched east to include part of what is now Idaho and Montana.

Washington ceded that property to the Idaho Territory in 1863 because it had grown tired of having to look up the correct spelling of Coeur d’Alene when making maps.

Fast food: Sheriff’s deputies in Grant County were looking for a Reser’s delivery truck, loaded with $10,000 worth of burritos and other frozen food, that was recently stolen from Moses Lake for a second time.

Deputies, regular customers of local taco trucks, said it wasn’t the first time burritos had repeated on them.

What have you done with our Mariners? The Seattle Mariners won their seventh straight spring training game Friday, courtesy of an offensive output in the first eight games that includes 48 runs on 81 hits, 18 of them home runs.

Not wanting to waste the effort, the Mariners have petitioned Major League Baseball to let them count Catcus League games as part of the regular season.

Betcha can’t eat just one: Custom agents at London’s Gatwick Airport confiscated 207 pounds of dried and shrink-wrapped caterpillars they found in a man’s luggage. The man, traveling from Burkina Faso, explained the caterpillars were just food.

As proof, the man pointed to his package of Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco-flavored Caterpillars.

— Jon Bauer, Herald staff

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