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• Jury convicts Shellye Stark of murder | Huckleberries Online
Shellye Stark was convicted this afternoon of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her estranged husband, whose bullet-riddled body was found slumped in the kitchen of their South Hill home in 2007.
• DFO’s animals: Cash-eating dog | Huckleberries Online
This undated photo released by Kelley Davis via the News & Observer shows Augie, a 2-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog in Apex, N.C., that ate $400 cash that Davis made working extra hours.
• NIT loss: The day after | Sportslink
A couple random thoughts and questions … Where did Klay Thompson’s shot disappear to? The freshman struggled the final four games of the season, failing to score in double figures in any of them.
• Obama on VA health changes: Never mind | Spin Control
The Obama Administration is dropping a proposal that would have allowed the Veterans Affairs Department to bill a vets’ insurance company for treating service-connected disabilities and injuries.
• CdA Lake management plan wins funding | Eye on Boise
The Coeur d’Alene Lake Management Plan will be funded one way or another, Idaho state lawmakers declared today. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously in favor of a budget for the state Department of Environmental Quality for next year
• Epilogue (I think) on the “not a dime” e-mail | Eye on Olympia
Last week: Lawmakers kill a labor-backed bill and called police after some lawmakers got an e-mail indicating that elected officials would get “not one more dime” from labor until they passed it.
Tuesday morning: The head of the State Patrol says the e-mail wasn’t a crime. He says he’s sending the info to the state’s campaign-finance watchdog, the Public Disclosure Commission, at its request.
• Child care takes a hit | Are We There Yet?
Across the country, child-care centers that were once full are now watching their enrollment numbers drop.
• 401(k)s: A reason to believe? | Everyday Economy
Have you stopped putting money into a 401(k) or other retirement plan — or shifted money away from stocks? Or are you sticking with it and hoping dollar-cost averaging pays off?
• ‘Watchmen’ passes this fanboy’s test | Movies and More
Maybe it’s because I was predisposed to like it, but I actually enjoyed “Watchmen.”
• Wednesday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion
It’s March Madness! There’s a basketball tournament going on, too. So, I’m having lunch with colleagues at “an area restaurant” when a server deposits the soup in my lap. It was egg drop soup. You just can’t make this stuff up.
• Double the slam | Vox Box
Well - it looks like our homeland of Spokane has just got too much entertainment for a single weekly blogpost….say hello to: (drumroll please…) Double the Slam. I’ll post up some interesting shows/concerts/events/whatever looks pleasing to our advanced generation.
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