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Spokesman.com blogs: Toward credit-terms clarity

Looking for browsing materials? Check out these recent hand-picked links – now with teaser paragraphs – from Spokesman.com blogs.

When credit terms change, pick up the phone | Everyday Economy

Kiplinger.com’s latest “15-minute Tip” has some useful advice for people who’ve been getting those sometimes indecipherable notices from their credit-card companies lately.

• State 3A: No upset for Shadle in Tacoma | Sportslink

They call it the “Egg McMuffin” game, the 9 a.m. state opener where people barely have the sleep rubbed from their eyes. Franklin, the No. 1 ranked team in state (in any classification most likely) is wide awake.

• Paranormals visit old Rathdrum Jail | Huckleberries Online

Give or take about a month ago, a band calling themselves paranormals spent a long evening in the Old Jail, listening and watching for any strange sounds, images, visions or just about anything outside the realm of “normal.”

• HBO’s a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online

The man accused of abusing Kyra Wine is scheduled to be sentenced this week.

Bill halted after alleged tit-for-tat email linking it to campaign contributions… | Eye on Olympia

The biggest tussle between business and organized labor this year has been over SB 5446/HB 1528, which would bar employers from holding mandatory meetings with employees to discuss things like unionization, religion, or charitable giving.

• House rejects local vehicle-fee bill | Eye on Boise

After intense debate, the House has voted 31-39 on HB 155a, Rep. Raul Labrador’s local vehicle-registration fee bill, killing the bill. “We have different needs around the state, and sometimes we need some local authority to take care of those needs,” Labrador told the House.

Left wing, right wing, middle of the bird? | Spin Control

The National Journal has developed a great resource for figuring out where your congressional delegation stands on on the political spectrum, an interactive graphic that combines the scores of several rating groups, then ranks the honorables with their photos.

• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

Sorry about Friday. We’re doing more with Les, but Les was laid off. What’s on your mind?

• The family that volunteers together… | Are We There Yet?

Volunteering as a family provides quality time for busy families, strengthens communication and promotes cooperation, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service.

• Global warming: Science or scare? | Vox Box

Titled, When Down is Up, this article investigates 10 jobs that arn’t feeling the economic problems, each one saved by one simple fact: The rest of us are feeling it.

Want more? Go to spokesman.com and click the “Latest blog posts” tab, just above the “Latest news” list of headlines.



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