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A little bit of this and a little bit of that

There's good news and there's bad news. The bad news is I won't be in the office to post tomorrow, but I will be working Sunday so you will be able to see your Saturday highlights a day earlier than normal.

We have a bunch of good stories coming up in the Valley Voice on Saturday. There was a fairly contentious East Valley school board meeting this week as parents try to understand the district's proposed new school configuration plan. Spokane Valley Partners is in need of volunteers to help sort the donations from several large food drives in preparation for Thanksgiving. A group of residents in the neighborhood near Orchard Center Elementary in West Valley are asking the city of Spokane Valley to spend money to create quiet zones on some Union Pacific railroad crossings.

Looking even further ahead, there's an interesting agenda on tap for the Spokane Valley City Council meeting on Tuesday. Expect to see a proposed resolution amending speed limits, discussion on the city's snow removal plan and a report on amendments to the ordinance covering adult retail establishments. The city of Liberty Lake hasn't released their agenda for Tuesday yet, but expect them to be discussing possible budget cuts for 2011, including cutting library hours and closing the city golf course during the winter.

Nina Culver
Nina Culver is a freelancer for The Spokesman-Review's daily newspaper and weekly Voice sections.

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