The Richland (WA) School Board has un-banned Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. This is really pretty funny: at the time they had voted to ban the book, no one on the School Board had read it, and only one person on the advisory committee who recommended against the book had read it.
This bit of news came to us via Alexie's twitter account, which in turn points to his blog. The blog is very lively, including information about his schedule, discussion of developments in publishing and the media market (ebooks; the demise of Borders; the changes in Netflix; etc.).