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Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Mike check

At Bank of America's annual meeting Wednesday, shareholder after shareholder berated CEO Brian Moynihan for controversial practices including the bank's handling of foreclosures and association with the payday lending industry. Outside the meeting, protestors shouted slogans and scuffled with police.

For his part, Moynihan attempted to mollify critics by offering a free toaster with every mortgage modification that's delayed when BofA "loses" the paperwork.


Please Mr. Postman: Bowing to pressure, the financially struggling Postal Service has backed away from a plan to close as many as 3,700 post offices in rural areas.

Rural folks drive 15 miles to fetch groceries at the Walmart, but that doesn't mean they want to travel that far to get their advertising circulars and credit card offers.


School of design: Since opening in September 2010, Marysville Getchell High School has won more than a dozen awards for its architecture.

But it's not the first Marysville high school to be recognized for its design. Back in the early 1970s, the then-new Marysville Pilchuck High School was singled out for praise by the American Concrete Contractors Association.

-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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