May 27, 2009

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Reviewed petition filed in school suicide lawsuit

The legal saga of the custodian who claims her school forced her to clean up a student’s suicide mess continued this month as a lawyer for the Nine Mile Falls School District asked the state Supreme Court to review a state Court of Appeals ruling regarding the lawsuit.

• Little tiny tables | Huckleberries Online

So my bank was bought by another bank. New decor. New checks. And new tables in the lobby. You know— the tables containing deposit/withdrawal slips. The tables with the awful, awkward pens tied to some kind of unbending plastic wire. However, the big New York bank sent my local branch little, tiny tables. Tables so small that only ONE person can use them at a time.

• Catching up with WSU news midweek | Sportslink

Want an interesting way to start your Wednesday? Sit down, make sure no one will disturb you for an hour or so and then just read on for Washington State links.

• Tuthill will open own engineering firm | Eye on Boise

Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Dave Tuthill, asked why he made the decision to retire at the end of June, said, “It’s a good time for the agency and a good time for me, too.”

Same-sex marriage foes file court challenge | Eye on Olympia

People trying to overturn a new law giving expanded rights to same-sex domestic partners have filed an 11th-hour appeal of the proposed ballot language.

• Allen makes it official | Spin Control

Spokane City Councilman Mike Allen has formally entered the race he had formerly said he would enter. Or is that Allen has formerly entered the race he had formally said he would enter…hmmmm.

• Math in Spokane | Are We There Yet?

On May 27 at 7 p.m., Spokane school administrators are scheduled to address the school board about proposed teaching materials for mathematics.

I’m asking parents and teachers to go the board meeting and demand that the district replace its failed math curricula.

‘Beauty in Trouble’ is a poem in motion | Movies and More

I was fortunate enough to be able to see “Beauty in Trouble” on DVD last night. This is the Czech-made film that will open Friday at AMC’s River Park Square Theatres.

• Wednesday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

As you make vacation plans, does it enter into your thinking that just about anywhere you go in the summer will have worse weather than here? I’m from the Southwest, so summer getaways also brought relief from the heat.

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.

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