Category Archives: Patterns and Connections

Observations that link two or more issues together.

Telecom’s Big Players Hold Back the Future – NYTimes.com

“We are in this position as a country because we assumed that the magic of the marketplace would provide competition and provide world-class communications,” she said. “But history has demonstrated that left to their own devices, companies will gouge the … Continue reading

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FDR Lake Level Update

Lake Roosevelt will likely drop to about the 1,261 feet above sea level, or just 29 feet from full pool, according to the latest information the agency has. That’s a far cry from the 1,228 or so level it dropped … Continue reading

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Stop the typing madness, teachers!

Here’s a parting note from a visiting journalism professor to his students about one of the most annoying and wrong things being taught in schools today: “One last thing. For the love of pete, stop putting two spaces after a … Continue reading

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Star Update: School district may sue USBR

Star Update: School district may sue USBR for school funds – David is going to take on Goliath, and it’s all about m… http://ow.ly/1fV4PQ No, I don’t think they’re crazy or stupid. I think they have no choices left. If … Continue reading

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Game cancelled for discipline

Lake Roosevelt High School’s football game against Liberty Bell scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled for disciplinary reasons, district Athletic Director Rich Black said. Black would not go into specifics but said LR team members had violated a team … Continue reading

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Don’t think this won’t hit our schools and towns

Don’t think this won’t hit our schools and towns. MT @secstatewa: Gov calls emergency budget session of Leg. 11/28 to deal with new $2b shortfall. As we read and listen and watch in the months ahead, bear in mind that … Continue reading

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Cooling off the Columbia: Can dams do more? · OPB News

Cooling off the Columbia: Can dams do more? · OPB News. I’ve been wondering when this argument would arise in a serious way. Could dams do more to keep water temperatures down to a level better for salmon and steelhead? … Continue reading

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Why schools should embrace, not fight technology

Via: OnlineEducation.net

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New deal to bring in more water to Tri-Cities

New deal to bring in more water to Tri-City area | Tri-City Herald – The News Tribune. So, according to the gov, this deal will create BILLIONS more in the state’s economy. Of course, that water is coming from Lake Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Grand Coulee, WA weather and forecast information on WeatherBug.com

I find that WeatherBug generally has better forecasts for the Grand Coulee Dam area, possibly because it has been linked to and gotten data from a small weather station on top of Grand Coulee Dam Middle School for years. Most other … Continue reading

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