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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
Fri., March 26, 2010, 3:35 p.m.
Most economists in this Wall Street Journal survey said the economy would be worse without stimulus. The Fed gets the most credit.Thirty-eight of the 54 surveyed economists, not all of whom answered every question, said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act boosted growth and mitigated...
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FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
Fri., March 19, 2010, 9:41 a.m.
Hey, it's Friday again. The stock market is sagging in the early going, but not enough to seriously erode a strong performance this week. Spokane County reports sales tax receipts are turning at least slightly upward. Gov. Gregoire celebrates a report showing job growth in...
Fri., March 19, 2010, 9:38 a.m.
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The 2010 census is getting under way. Some folks see it as a vital mechanism for getting resources to the places they're needed. Others see it as an intrusion. What about you? Or if you have other topics to address, consider this Wednesday's loose thread...
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
Thu., March 18, 2010, 12:20 p.m.
There's a nice conversation under way under yesterday's post (originally headlined "Show of hands, please") about the 2010 census. So I've renamed it "2010 census" and I'll keep it running near the top of the blog as long as the topic continues to sustain interest...
Thu., March 18, 2010, 12:11 p.m.
I may have raised this issue here before, but I'm always interested in hearing thoughts about it. It came up yesterday when I had a chance to chat informally with a man who is running for a judicial office. Candidates for the bench generally refrain...
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
Tue., March 16, 2010, 9:47 a.m.
I had a tech meltdown last night. It made me want to blow up every computer or digital device in my path. Fortunately for a dinosaur like me, I'm surrounded in the workplace by young whizzes who can talk me through these challenging moments. Speaking...
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010
Mon., March 15, 2010, 12:26 p.m.
This is really Monday's loose thread, so post away with whatever is on your mind. Here's what's on mine:Washington's high school students face a new proficiency test this week, one that replaces the controversial WASL. It's interesting to hear Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn...
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
Fri., March 5, 2010, 9:22 a.m.
I received some good tips on making the blog experience better. Some are technical, and I'll have to consult with smarter people. But the one I can do now is to organize debates with themed blog posts. Below you'll see Health Care Reform, Education and...
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
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