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Sue Lani Madsen: No more newsboys

No more newsboys. Those intrepid boys (and sometimes girls) who delivered newspapers by bicycle and on foot in the early hours before school have disappeared.

Steve Christilaw: Year at Freeman defines resiliency of human spirit

I was told early on that the phoenix, the bird, was a character of mythology and later a character from the Harry Potter novels. ... But six decades and counting later, I am more convinced than ever that the phoenix is alive and well and living in the world.

Paul Turner: Finding that Spokane connection

Here in Spokane, two strangers might not want much to do with one another. But place those same individuals in Florida or Texas wearing their Cougs shirts and, well, you have the makings of broad smiles and vigorous handshakes.

Paul Turner: Maintaining that slim population margin over Tacoma

Pregnancy is a serious business, and no one in Spokane should be trying to have babies just so the Lilac City can maintain its slim population lead over Tacoma. But I fear that’s what might happen now that census data project Tacoma passing us to become Washington’s second-largest city before long.

Getting There: Polite merging is slowing us all down

When it comes to merging, the aggressive motorist usually wins the day, jamming his way into place, cutting ahead of patient and defensive drivers and reinforcing the idea that they best way to merge is to be jerk.

Eye on Boise: To house a governor…

To make up for the state’s lack of a governor’s mansion, Idaho pays its governor a $4,500 a month housing allowance, which in current Gov. Butch Otter’s case is $54,000 a year just to live at his own ranch in Star.

Faith and Values: Begging for some truth pieces

Are you ever puzzled? I find myself puzzled most every day. It’s usually because I don’t seem to find the right truth-piece(s) to fit into the larger Truth Puzzle I seek. They aren’t easily found, even when I internally beg to find them.

Sue Lani Madsen: Camping connections

Hear “ecotourism” and you might picture a treehouse in Thailand or an unspoiled forest in Costa Rica. Probably not pitching a tent next to an old farmhouse on the Palouse But that’s one of many options available through a new camping website.