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• Big weekend awaits WSU baseball | Sportslink
Not a lot of WSU football and basketball news, but there are a few things to pass on to you on this fine Tuesday morning. All you have to do is read on.
• Riverstone Condos going to auction | Huckleberries Online
In the business section today, the CdA Press reports that Village at Riverstone will have a closeout auctin for 36 condominiums June 14. Prices begin at $180,000 to $490,000 on quality condos that previously were priced at $329,000 to $899,900, with square footage ranging from 792 to 2,002. Kennedy Wilson of Beverly Hills will do the auctioneering duties.
• HBO’s a.m. headlines | Huckleberries Online
Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR | CdA school incumbents retain seats/Maureen Dolan, CdA Press | Post Falls, Lakeland, St. Maries incumbents unseated/Brian Walker, CdA Press | Brinnon denied shorter prison sentence/Tom Hasslinger, CdA Press
• Idaho has the best … drivers? | Eye on Boise
According to a new national survey by GMAC Insurance, Idaho drivers are tied (with Wisconsin) for best in the nation in their driving knowledge - performance on the written test for a driver’s license.
• Here’s the budget veto list | Eye on Olympia
The governor’s office has posted the listed of items she vetoed in the budget. Some, like preserving $32 million for mental health treatment, are substantial. But in dozens of cases, the vetoes were simply technical adjustments, such as taking out money set aside for other legislation that didn’t pass.
• County employees get early retirement push | Spin Control
Spokane County will offer an incentive to county employees who are eligible to retire but not yet 65 – help with medical insurance they’d have to pay until Medicare kicks in.
• 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.”
• Wednesday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion
Seems like only yesterday it was Tuesday. What’s on your mind today?
• 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.