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• Bloem to seek third term | Huckleberries Online
Although it isn’t official yet, Mayor Sandi Bloem told Huckleberries this morning that she will seek a historic third term this fall. “I’m healthy, and I love what I’m doing,” Bloem said.
• HBO’s a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online
The University of Idaho spirit squad raised $1250 to be able to attend the Western Athletic Conference tournament. Among other fundraising methods, the squad went through the audience during basketball games asking for donations.
• UCLA loss, the day after | Sportslink
Given the stakes last night, it is a little surprising how Washington State played in the first 10 minutes of the game. Even coach Tony Bennett admitted to being disappointed. And we have some thoughts on that, along with links and more comments from the principle players.
• Slow parenting | Are We There Yet?
Writer Lora Shinn suggests that parents need to mellow out and seek an alternative to “hyperparenting” and this pressure to create Baby Einsteins. The movement is called “Slow Parenting.”
• Economy turns “truths” to myths | Everyday Economy
For a long time, a lot of us shared some assumptions about the economy. But this recession is turning a lot of those “truths” on their head. Kiplinger.com outlines 10 financial myths that have been exposed by the sour economy. Here’s one:
• About those polls and focus groups re: taxes that we’ve been hearing about… | Eye on Olympia
Confirmed. A group of health- and education groups have each kicked in $20,000 each to pay for polls and focus groups to figure out which tax increases would have the best chance with voters.
• JFAC sets revenue target | Eye on Boise
Half an hour after the Senate was supposed to be on the floor, JFAC has just voted 19-1 to endorse a budget target for 2010 of $2,507,900,000 - a figure nearly $50 million below previous estimates. That will mean more cuts; a scenario laid out for the committee by staff showed that figure could be reached in part by cutting schools more than the $62 million suggested by the state superintendent, but less than the $109 million suggested by the governor.
• City will try again on parking signs | Spin Control
The City of Spokane will replace the signs it attached last month to meters in the new downtown Entertainment Parking District in an attempt clear up confusion over who can park there, and for how long.
• What’s the call on ‘Watchmen’? | Movies and More
Splitting time between Brooklyn, N.Y., and York, Pa., fulfilling family obligations, I haven’t had time to see “Watchmen” yet. I’m curious to see what regular filmgoers think, considering that the critics have been all over the place.
• Friday the 13th loose thread | A Matter of Opinion
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• Welcome to the newbie | Vox Box
So - we’re adding to our ranks here at the Vox Blog! Give a warm and welcome ‘Howdy’ to our new blogger, Jeffrey! (He’s stinkin’ excited to be here! Love the enthusiasm!)
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