When state accountant Joe Thomas retires Monday after 27 years in state service, he hopes to trade in his calculator for children's books by volunteering at schools. In his office Thursday, Thomas, 55, reminisced about a childhood spent reading, and laments that children today don't read as much. "I don't ever recall being bored as a kid," he said. "Nowadays I hear 'I'm so bored' all the time."
Staffers for Gov. Sarah Palin lashed out at critics Monday, defending the governor's collection of expense money from the state.
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