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• Spokane’s keyboard cat makes it big(ger) | Spin Control
Readers of Doug Clark’s column will recognize the Spokane connection to Monday night’s Daily Show closer (in which Stephen Colbert expresses his mortal fear of the talented Fatso).
• Infested boat seen headed for Idaho | Huckleberries Online
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture sent out an alert by e-mail to be on the lookout for a boat named “Hello” that was headed for Idaho covered in mussels.
• Huckleberries a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online
Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR | ISP chase ends in fatal shooting near Lewiston/AP | Showers, gusts blowing through region/Mike Prager, SR
• Senate may amend this afternoon | Eye on Boise
The failed Tamarack Resort near Cascade could have a buyer in the offing, Tamarack chief Jean-Pierre Boespflug told the state Land Board today.
• Referendum language released — court challenge next? | Eye on Olympia
The Secretary of State’s office on Monday released the summary and ballot language for Referendum 71, which seeks to overturn a just-signed law granting domestic partners most of the rights of spouses.
• Shock’s Williams hopes to return Saturday | Sportslink
Shock defensive back Aaron Williams (knee) didn’t play against Florida, but he’s optimistic that he’ll return for Saturday’s home game against Central Valley.
• Cleaning house | Are We There Yet?
I was once a neat freak – the kind that couldn’t sit still in a room if there was dust on a shelf or a painting on the wall that was slightly crooked. Before meeting my husband and having kids, I lived in an apartment that I vacuumed every day.
• L.A.: Life here is one lesson after another | Movies and More
Life in L.A., which is where I am at the moment, has been documented in any number of movies. Two of my relatively recent favorites have been Lawrence Kasdan’s “Grand Canyon” and Paul Haggis’s “Crash.”
• Referendum 71 poll | A Matter of Opinion
Just wondering where people are on this issue. Referendum 71 would rescind the “everything but marriage” law, which grants registered same-sex couples the same legal rights (other than marriage). In debating this topic, I’ve heard people say ”why can’t they settle for civil unions”? Well, Referendum 71 isn’t enamored with those either.
• No car? No problem | Vox Box
I was looking on the Year of Plenty blog, here, and it had a post about a town in Germany that is car free. Not bicycle friendly or walking friendly, but bicycle and walking only. The town, Vauban, Germany, exists without cars. The New York Times story is here.