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A glance at what Spokesman-Review bloggers have to say

Office Hours

By Tom Sowa

Nov. 19 – Our newsroom colleague Paul Turner mentioned in his Slice column recently the appearance in downtown Spokane of the word “think” on a mural not far from the heart of town. The source, at the time, was unknown. He later got a message from Dennis Magner, one of the founders of Spokane ad agency Magner Sanborn.

The company had just moved this summer into newly remodeled offices on the third and fourth floors of the Banner Bank Building, 111 N. Post.

Magner and partner Jeff Sanborn were looking for some way to crystallize ideas, especially for people in the company’s brand new conference room, which looks out to the east over the roofs of the next block.

They settled on a single word, painted on a wall 50 yards away.

Outdoors blog

By Rich Landers

Nov. 18 – Disregard the previous post about Washington reconsidering Sno-Park permit reciprocity with Oregon. In fact, disregard a lot of proposed rule changes in state government for the time being.

The governor’s office issued an order today to suspend noncritical rule development through 2011.

Could this postpone planned changes in fishing and hunting rules?  I’m not sure yet, and I’m not the only one.

 Fish and Wildlife Department directors are in a meeting with other state agency officials in Olympia this afternoon sorting out what the directive means to their operating procedures.


By Dave Oliveria

Nov. 19 – For those of you keeping score at home, today is World Toilet Day. Before you laugh, there’s a sober side to World Toilet Day.The day was set aside to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people (nearly half of the world’s population) who don’t have access to toilets and proper sanitation. I had no idea this was World Toilet Day when I hired a plumber to fix the flushing device on the upstairs toilet that has served my family faithfully, with nary a problem, for 25 years, as of next month. How about you?

Spin Control

By Jim Camden

Nov. 16 – Remember all those polls in the U.S. Senate race that were all over the place in the last week of the election?

Democrat Patty Murray was up by 4. No, Republican Dino Rossi was up by 3. No, they’re tied.

Turns out the most accurate poll in the race, according to Matt Barreto of the Washington Poll was …

The Washington Poll.