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Coming on Saturday

We've got more great stuff coming up in Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger talked to a science teacher at North Pines Middle School after she was recenlty named the Washington State Science Teacher of the Year. You'll have my long-awaited report on the day-long Spokane Valley City Council budget retreat held Tuesday. The discussion ranged from possible budget cuts in 2012 to prioritizing capital projects.

The section of Highway 27 from Rockford to Tekoa has been delcared a scenic byway, as has Highway 278 from Rockford to the Idaho state line. We'll look at how that may benefit the area. We'll also have the Liberty Lake crime blotter. The town has been suffering a rash of car prowls lately, so everybody lock your cars and hide your valuables.  

Tuesday meetings

Tomorrow I will spend most of the day in a room with the Spokane Valley City Council and you're invited to tag along. The city's annual budget retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, room 213. The public is invited to attend, but no public comment will be taken. The council will discuss the 2012 budget as well as priorities for capital projects.

After a short break, the council will then convene for its normal weekly city council meeting at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. On the agenda there are a couple of committee appointments and discussion of the Sprague one-way versus two-way issue.

Since I'll be in both of those meetings, don't expect any blog postings tomorrow. But after a good night's sleep I'll be back and ready to go on Wednesday morning.

If city council debates aren't exactly your cup of tea, the East Valley School District board of directors also meets Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the administration center at 12325 E. Grace. Near the top of the agenda is a public hearing on the closure of Mountain View Middle School.

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