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Diamond Cup A Go For 2014

H1 Unlimited announced that the 2014 racing schedule will include a return to the Diamond Cup on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer. H1 Chairman Sam Cole said the organization is delighted to be returning to Coeur d’Alene, with its rich history in unlimited hydroplane racing. He said the 2013 race was very well received by the fans and the community. “I am glad we were able to resolve the issues that were standing in the way of announcing the 2014 Diamond Cup and I speak for all our owners, race teams, officials and fans when I say we are looking forward to returning to beautiful Coeur d’Alene Labor Day weekend,” Cole said over the weekend/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Are you glad to see hydroplane racing return to the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene this summer?

Johnson: Women Who Work

The Labor Day news has been dominated by strikes at fast food restaurants, essays on growing income inequality in the United States and even reports about how increasingly unaffordable higher education is going to make the current generation less likely than their parents to climb into a comfortable middle class life. All these challenges, and more, are worth the attention of policy makers and lawmakers was we mark another Labor Day, a holiday created in 1896, by the way, as an olive branch to workers by the anti-labor union President Grover Cleveland.  We should also add to our list of policy and societal concerns the continuing challenges and inequality that confront women in the work place. Those fast food strikes aimed at a higher minimum wage are, as Slate points out, mostly about women/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Report. More here.

Question (for the Ladies of HBO): Do you get treated & paid equally at your workplace?

Herb: Move Hydro Race Up A Week

On his Bay Views blog, Herb Huseland writes: “If I have one recommendation for next year (for Diamond Cup hydroplane races) it would be to schedule the race the week prior to Labor Day, as their were much more group activities in the private home area than was anticipated. Hopefully, everyone got to where they were going without too much stress. Also, our typical weather patterns have abrupt changes just before, just after or during the Labor Day weekend. This year, we missed a week filled with thunder storms and rain by one day. This year we needed all the time we could get. Next year it will luck not good planning. More here.

Question: Would you prefer to see the Diamond Cup hydroplane race moved up a week for the 2014 season? Or remain on the Labor Day Weekend?

Front Porch: Embracing Pig Out

I’m not a crowd person. I’ve never done Bloomsday. I avoid the interstate fair, and I’ve attended Hoopfest only once – and that was just to support my son. But there is one highly peopled annual event I never miss. That’s right. I’m a Pig Out in the Park participant. Or porker. Pig Out is a Labor Day weekend family tradition. A chance to savor strange and exotic foods like Sausage Jambalaya or Fried Pop Tarts, and hear great music from bands like The Yardbirds or Big Mumbo Blues Band. This year marked the event’s 33rd anniversary. Despite complaints about its inelegant name, Pig Out in the Park remains one of Spokane’s most popular festivals/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: Which Spokane events do you attend?

Signe: Labor Day In The Hamptons

Signe Wilkinson/Philadelphia Inquirer

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