Google the nearest soup kitchen

Take a left at the hobo camp and go .4 miles: Google, to keep up with our less auto-dependent times, has added transit agencies to Google Maps, allowing users to get directions that include bus routes.

Look to Google as it offers more ways to navigate our downsized lives, such as live alerts on the shortest soup lines, point-to-point directions to pawn shops and live Web cams showing site availability at tent cities.

$355,000 at 200 mph: A government watchdog group has awarded its Porker of the Month award to the FCC chairman for spending $355,000 to sponsor a race car to promote awareness of the switch to digital TV.

We disagree with the watchdog group that this is a waste of money. Many NASCAR fans think that the switch to digital TV means they’ll have to use their fingers rather than their thumbs on the remote.

Vote early and often: The Yakima County auditor says a printing error is to blame for 129 duplicate ballots sent to county voters (Page B3).

This could be trouble. Unless Gov. Chris Gregoire or Dino Rossi wins by more than 129 votes, we know where the first lawsuit will be filed.

— Jon Bauer, Herald staff

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