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Spokesman.com blogs: Family-friendly businesses

Thu., March 26, 2009, 11:43 a.m.

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

• Family-friendly businesses – even during a recession | Are We There Yet?

Even during these tough economic times, there are businesses out there who value the insights of mothers and fathers alike and they’re doing their best to keep them, according to a recent Wall Street Journal story.

• WSU news on a spring day | Sportslink

An action-packed morning awaits on the World Wide Web, Washington State style. There are stories. There are comments. There are millions and millions of words dedicated to the Cougars. OK, I exaggerate. But there are a few. Read on.

Fun video: What happened Wednesday | Spin Control

If you were busy with other stuff on Wednesday, here’s what you missed, courtesy of TalkingPointsMemo.

• HBO poll: Wolf Lodge Inn steaks | Huckleberries Online

What size can you pack away?

• Huckleberries a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online

Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins | Two die in Plummer rollover this morning/SR; ISP report | Spokane woman arrested 3 times in 3 days on vacation/Sheboygan Press

• House passes $8.1 million education cut | Eye on Boise

The House has voted 49-20 for HB 262, to cut $8.1 million from school funding next year by freezing movement on the teacher salary schedule for increased experience for a year, and phasing out an early retirement incentive.

Conservative group calls for across-the-board cuts within days | Eye on Olympia

The conservative Evergreen Freedom Foundation is calling on Gov. Chris Gregoire to make immediate across-the-board budget cuts, as the size of the deficit in the current fiscal year (now until the end of June) grows.

Some employers take the long view | Everyday Economy

At a time when it’s extra painful to do so, some companies are providing new perks to workers in an effort to build loyalty.

• Family-friendly businesses – even during a recession | Are We There Yet?

Even during these tough economic times, there are businesses out there who value the insights of mothers and fathers alike and they’re doing their best to keep them, according to a recent Wall Street Journal story.

Trailer: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ | Movies and More

My friend and colleague Ryan Pitts just sent me something that has me excited about film. If you click here, you’ll be taken to an Apple site that is showing the official trailer for Spike Jonze’s still-in-production film – a live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”

• Olsen, Pete and prayers | A Matter of Opinion

Last night, Mayor Mary Verner and Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick attended a prayer circle held by the Native American community in the aftermath of the Pete-Olsen verdict.

• Week 2: Ushuaia, Argentina | Vox Box

It’s not Antarctica, but it’s darn close. We are heading to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina.

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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