A recent article notes that it will be difficult for the economy to sustain a recovery if people continue to get laid off, furloughed and save money, rather than spend it. Of course, they're saving the money out of uncertainty over their futures. A WSJ...
MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009
FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2009
Since the health care debate is approaching the importance of Obama's birth certificate, thought I'd give it its own thread, so we can keep the debate in one place. I'll kick it off with this:People scoff at the possible savings with Medicare. Too hard! Have...
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2009
MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009
FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2009
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009
I just read a list serve comment by a woman who had an insurance issue over the cost of her son's physical exam for high school football. The details aren't important.My question is as follows:Hypothetically, an insurance policy provides one free physical exam every year....
While you're booting up your blog energy, here's a tidbit reported in the current issue of State Legislatures magazine.Between 1976 and 2007 (apparently the latest figures available), lawyers' representation in state legislatures around the country declined from 22.3 percent to 15.2 percent, causing them to...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 2009
Any surprises from yesterday's voting?Maybe that's the inspiration you're looking for to comment on today's loose thread.Or maybe you want to comment on the fact a drivable segment of the North Spokane Corridor will open this weekend.Or maybe you have topics of your own to...
TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2009
MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2009
The Washington state Attorney General's Office announced today that its public counsel section has decided to challenge the 18 percent rate hike that Avista Utilities has asked from the state Utilities and Transportation Commission.Not only that, if all the counsel's recommendations were adopted by the...
No point in waiting (and then forgetting as I did last week). Here's a loose thread invite to get your week going at A Matter of Opinion. I commend your attention to the previous post about voting in tomorrow's election, but here's your chance to...
Tomorrow is primary election day in Washington, and our editorial will encourage those who haven't yet voted to be sure to do so. That used to be a standard election day offering, until mail-in voting became standard. Now, because many voters mark and return their...
FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2009
THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2009
For those who, like me, still don't quite know how to relate to the social network technology, John Foster, an advisor and communications director for Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick, has posted this short clip on You Tube and Facebook. It's a tad salty, but if...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2009
In the past month, I've been to Okalahoma City, where they were having irregularly heavy but probably needed rain; Philadelphia, where a thunderous downpour washed out bridges, caused power outages, closed major highways and temporarily shut down the airport; and now Spokane with more rain...
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2009
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