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Matter of Opinion archive for May 5, 2008

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

The Drive at 5

If it starts raining fish out there, let us know.Stranger things have happened. Raining frogs is not a myth, see here.Be safe in traffic tonight, come fish or frogs or Spokane drivers.

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The air smells like fish today

Has anyone else noticed that downtown Spokane has a fishy smell today? I was in a meeting on the fifth floor of our building when I first smelled it. I thought someone might be microwaving leftover fish somewhere down the hall.Then I drove to the...

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Save the salmon ...

... shoot a sea lion.OK, that's not official policy, but somebody shot six of the sea lions that congregate at Bonneville Dam to gorge on salmon. What should be done with the sea lions who swim up the Columbia to the man-made trap?(AP photo at...

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Feast then Famine

(Photo from www.sunsentinel.com)Our editorial today discussed the wisdom of Inland Northwest higher ed institutions for planning for the lean years ahead. A famous tale of the abundance-scarcity cycle appears in the Old Testament. Joseph, sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, gains renown in captivity...

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