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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Roundup | Eye on Olympia

Stuff’s moving quickly, so here’s a quick overview of recent developments.

Senate may amend this afternoon | Eye on Boise

The Senate has started its session, but hasn’t yet moved to its amending order, where it’s expected to take up transportation funding.

• Charity a day: Education | Vox Box

As you may have seen in the Our Kids; Our Business section of today’s Spokesman-Review, kicking off another week of charity-focus here at the Vox Box! We’ve investigated a huge range of topics; everything from Health, Animal Shelters, Food Banks, and more. Get ready and geared up for week two of ‘Charity-A-Day’! Today we’ll tackle a big one: Education!

• Dave’s 2 cents: Careful w/ McEuen Field | Huckleberries Online

Mayor Sandi Bloem & the City Council should approach the push by LCDC to transform McEuen Field w/extreme caution. A misstep — a decision to go too far in approving changes — will finally give diehard foes of this administration the rallying point to grab council seats, and maybe even the mayor’s.

• Columbine 10 years later | Huckleberries Online

Today is the 10th anniversary of the murderous rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado.

• Some Monday morning WSU links | Sportslink

A quick post this morning, mostly because there’s very little going on. After all, Sunday is at least somewhat of a day of rest for most everyone, including those who cover college athletics. Read on.

• Monday bonus video: Moms in Congress | Spin Control

Good Morning America did a piece this morning on “Moms in Congress”, featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers fairly prominently. Not sure what the news peg was…the lead in suggests it’s “spring and fertility”, but perhaps it’s just a slow news day.

How happy are we? Miserable | Everyday Economy

The bad news: Washington and Idaho are scoring low on the Happiness Index, at Nos. 42 and 43, respectively.

• Tag-team parenting | Are We There Yet?

This excellent piece in The Oregonian – “Two parents, two kids, two jobs … and only 24 hours in a day” – shows in detail the day-to-day struggles of working middle-class families.

State of Play: Requiem for a paperweight | Movies and More

There are several ways to look at the new film “State of Play.” At its most obvious, it’s a study in suspense. Russell Crowe stars as a grizzled newspaper reporter who is so single-minded, or poor, that he can neither afford to cut his hair nor upgrade his battered 1990 Saab – much less clean up the empty Cheetos wrappers littering his car’s back seat.

• Monday’s loose thread | A Matter of Opinion

If you happen to find yourselves indoors today (pity), you could comment here.

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