Statue of Confucius at his family's cemetery in Qufu, China
A quiet day in Olympia, with Gov. Chris Gregoire set to announce an appointment to the Dourt of Appeals at 1:30 p.m. and sign a Memo of Understanding in Seattle at 4 p.m. to create a Confucius Institute of Washington State at the University of Washington.
The instititute is a non-profit to promote Chinese language and culture in Washington schools, so skip the Charlie Chan jokes.
The Pentagon is notifying the Idaho National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team it is deploying to Iraq this fall. The brigade, which also has units in Oregon and Montana, was last deployed to Iraq in 2004.
Meanwhile, the City of Spokane is changing the markers on its storm drains with a new slogan "Only Rain Down the Drain." Apparently "Don't pour your nasty crap down this storm drain, bozo" was not in the running.