TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
Thu., March 26, 2009, 10:53 a.m.
Last night, Mayor Mary Verner and Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick attended a prayer circle held by the Native American community in the aftermath of the Pete-Olsen verdict. Tim Connor wrote this account for the Center For JusticeReactions? .
Thu., March 26, 2009, 9 a.m.
Let's talk sports jargon annoyances. For years, "scoring" was sufficient, but in recent years it has morphed into "score the ball." As in, "Austin Daye can really score the ball." Sounds like an ill-advised move by in a woodshop.What are are your baskeball pet peeves?...
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009
Wed., March 25, 2009, 4:20 p.m.
Boise seems generally happy to have had ombudsman Pierce Murphy for the past decade. Murphy was brought to Spokane to discuss his job as the city was formulating how to create its position.One key difference in Spokane's set-up is that the longest the ombudsman can...
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
Tue., March 24, 2009, 4:39 p.m.
Obama will deliver a commencement address at Notre Dame. This has some Catholics upset, since some of his views don't square with Catholic teaching. I recall Planned Parenthood not being allowed at Gonzaga. Then again, McCain has been there, even though he is for the...
Tue., March 24, 2009, 4:02 p.m.
Idaho legislator Dick Harwood harvested a truckload of attention with his comment that the United States is a "confederacy." Betsy Russell wrote about it on today's front page.Harwood is pushing a memorial to Congress and the president declaring that Idaho is sovereign and asks the...
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
Mon., March 23, 2009, 2:09 p.m.
It's pretty tough to get news out of the Legislature on what's going to happen with the state budget. Rich Roesler had a column about that. Now, here's a Seatte Times writer wondering why House Leader Frank Chopp won't meet the press.Must be pretty awful...
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
Wed., March 18, 2009, 9:41 a.m.
It's March Madness! There's a basketball tournament going on, too. So, I'm having lunch with colleagues at "an area restaurant" when a server deposits the soup in my lap. It was egg drop soup. You just can't make this stuff up.Comment on the madness of...
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
Mon., March 16, 2009, 9:36 a.m.
How about those AIG bonuses? It's like giving me extra cash for abuse of the language, libelous columns and continual factual errors "Gary is going to be very important to us as we try to turn things around. We can't afford to have him leave...
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
Fri., March 13, 2009, 4:19 p.m.
That's what the jury said. Because the jury determined the shooting was in self-defense, Olsen’s attorney is entitled to seek payment for his legal fees, and Olsen can seek back payment of his police wages.Discuss.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
Thu., March 12, 2009, 10:54 a.m.
Funny column by Cindy Hval today. It did not suck. But, come on. Bad lyrics cross generations."In the desert you can remember your name, cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain."What's your favorite bad lyric. What else is on your mind?
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
Wed., March 11, 2009, 11:54 a.m.
Recently finished "Flyboys", a book by James Bradley ("Flags of our Fathers"). Interesting stuff about the brave pilots in WWII and their exploits in the Pacific. It hones in on nine of them who were shot down near Chichi Jima (near Iwo) and taken prisoner...
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
Tue., March 10, 2009, 5:02 p.m.
The U.S. Senate today passed the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 to keep government operating. Once the measure was sent on to President Obama, individual senators were free to get about their business ... of sending out statements. The two examples listed below came from...
Tue., March 10, 2009, 9:39 a.m.
Today is election day. Doesn't feel the same as it used to, not with this fascination with voting by mail. Me, I'll be walking my ballot down to the Voter Service Center at the STA Plaza and handing it to a live person.One thing mail-in...
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