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• SPD’s newest addition: Ajax the puppy | Sirens & Gavels
A Pullman man inspired by the shooting of a Spokane police dog has given the department a German Shepherd puppy. Nick Lungu breeds and trains the dogs for his business I-Guard International.
• What’s on Daye’s mind? | Sportslink
Austin Daye is in the midst of NBA workouts that will likely determine whether he stays in the draft or returns to GU for his junior season.
• Goodbye to the Vox | Vox Box
Due to budget cuts and layoffs affecting the Spokesman-Review, the upcoming issue of the Vox will be the last issue produced under Erin Daniels-Bangle and the Spokesman-Review. The Vox Box will also be shutting down in early June. But the blog might continue on a different site. Stay tuned.
• Obama picks new Supreme | Huckleberries Online
“President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.”
• Why he didn’t veto it | Eye on Boise
After House Education Chairman Bob Nonini declared on the floor of the House that Gov. Butch Otter’s executive order for new accountability measures at the Idaho Transportation Department was “not worth the piece of paper it was printed on,” there was much speculation that Otter would veto a bill that Nonini insisted on at the end of the legislative session. But last week, Otter signed the measure into law.
• What’s ahead for Oregon’s phosphate ban? | Spin Control
The Oregon Legislature voted this week to ban automatic dishwasher detergent with phosphorus, to which we in Spokane can say “Welcome to the 21st Century.” And, “Good luck with that.”
• “Mom, I’m bored” | Are We There Yet?
Summer can be a challenging time for tweens and young teens. They’re old enough to stay home alone, but many can’t work or find regular activities to do without adult supervision.
• A perfect Memorial Day: at the movies | Movies and More
Today was a perfect Memorial Day. As a U.S. Army veteran, who spent from October 1968 to December 1969 in Vietnam, I figure I earned the right to take this day to relax. Not celebrate, mind you, but remember the past, honor the memory of those who didn’t come home - and relax.
• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion
If you happen to find yourselves indoors today (pity), you could comment here.
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