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Fri., July 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Orin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said today he'll vote against confirming Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice, regardless of what he called her "stellar resume." He disagrees on principle with her record and statements, he...
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
Thu., July 23, 2009, 12:04 p.m.
When my office was in the old Chronicle Building on Sprague Avenue, I frequently had passers-by tap on the window -- often school kids lined up and waiting to go on field trips. That hasn't happened since I moved to the fourth floor of the...
Thu., July 23, 2009, 10 a.m.
A story today reports that Airway Heights is getting $22 million in federal stimulus money for a wastewater treatment plant that's scheduled to be operating in two years.That's a million gallons that no longer will go to the city of Spokane's plant, opening up capacity...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
Wed., July 22, 2009, 8:24 a.m.
Whoa! I blew it yesterday and never posted a loose thread. From the looks of the conversation that began Monday, though, you survived my oversight just fine.OK, then, fresh start. What else is on you mind?
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
Tue., July 21, 2009, 9:34 a.m.
As you might have surmised, our editorial board is in the process of evaluating candidates in this fall's election. If a well-intended piece of federal legislation becomes law, however, we might not have to go to the trouble in the future. Hence, officers of the...
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
Mon., July 20, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
Reading Sunday's story about the death of Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man, I got to wondering about his successor. Allingham, who died in England, was 113.As an aside, I'm pretty skeptical about the authenticity of the claim. There's an excellent chance that there's someone,...
Mon., July 20, 2009, 9:44 a.m.
This probably isn't the first time you've thought about it, but what do you remember about the moment Armstrong stepped on the moon. Me, I was with my wife and a few other people in Sue and Charlie Mitchell's apartment in an old house on...
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Thu., July 9, 2009, 2:31 p.m.
This time, it's ours. The invaluable Rich Roesler is taking a job with the state insurance commissioner. Here's his farewell comment from his Eye on Olympia blog.I know the editorial board will really miss his reporting in Olympia. Best of luck to a super reporter...
Thu., July 9, 2009, 12:22 p.m.
Regence BlueShield follows other private insurers with a double-digit increase. Why? Health-care costs are out of control. Hey, no problem. We're all getting 17 percent pay raises, right?There's your status quo. Enjoying it?
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