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March 17, 2009

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1863-2009

"Can Seattle's oldest newspaper be successfully transformed into a child of the information age? The Northwest is a land of big dreams. With the demise of the Soviet Union, one quipster noted that Puget Sound is now home to three empires still bent on global dominion: Microsoft, and Starbuck's. If the stars align properly and with a quality product, Seattle will show the way to a new model for journalism of the written word."

--Joel Connelly, columnist, in today's final print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Richmond votes 'no' on joining county-wide library

By David Bowman

February 19, 2009 | RICHMOND -- The City Council voted unanimously against joining the proposed county-wide library system Tuesday.

The library system is designed to take over all libraries in the surrounding cities in Cache County and will take away the city's control of their library.

"Our library is fine the way it is," said Councilwoman Terrie Wierenga. "I don't see why we need to change that."

The new system would require cities to pay taxes per household based on the population. For the city of Richmond, each homeowner would pay $60 on top of what they already pay to help fund the new system if it does go into effect.

In other business, Cache County Sheriff Deputy Jake Carley gave the deputy's report at the meeting and warned the council about recent telephone scams. Carley said a local elderly woman gave someone who was claiming to be her grandson in Canada $1,300. "This is an issue and the community needs to know about it," he said.

The council plans to put a warning about the telephone scams in the next city newsletter.


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