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Brother can you spare a dime?

A Canadian man arrested while crossing the border with $520,000 in cash remains in Spokane County Jail after appearing in U.S. District Court today.
Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., told federal agents he'd been transporting cash into the United States for a fee after he was arrested Friday at the border crossing in  (United States Customs and Border Patrol)
A Canadian man arrested while crossing the border with $520,000 in cash remains in Spokane County Jail after appearing in U.S. District Court today. Richard Paul Neumeyer, 66, of Kelowna, B.C., told federal agents he'd been transporting cash into the United States for a fee after he was arrested Friday at the border crossing in (United States Customs and Border Patrol)

Washington state Treasurer Jim McIntire says he has six to eight weeks of cash available to keep paying state-government bills if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling in time and interrupts federal payments of about $500 million a month.

Even so, McIntire sent a letter to the state’s 11 members of the U.S. House and Senate on Monday, urging action and warning that inaction could “crush” the fragile global economic recovery. It also could put unwanted pressure on state banks and even larger ones if federal Treasury investments lose value, McIntire said Thursday.

Things aren't looking good here in Washington. Whose fault is it when a state can't balance its budget? How about when a nation can't?



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.