Eye On Olympia archive for July 2003

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2003

And then they commenced to fightin'...

U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, a Republican, said Wednesday that he's going to try to unseat Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.The state Democratic Party promptly blasted Nethercutt with both barrels, unleashing a four-page press release that described Nethercutt as opposing everything from homeland security to school lunches...

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2003

Ron Sims running for governor...

Spokane-raised Ron Sims, who has been King County Executive for the past seven years, announced Tuesday that he's running for governor.Announcing his candidacy on a Seattle pier, Sims touted his Eastern Washington roots, and promised to work hard to improve the economy throughout the entire...

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MONDAY, JULY 21, 2003

Locke won't seek third term...

Saying that being a good husband and father is more important to him than being governor, Gary Locke said Monday morning that he will not run for re-election next year."After much thought and careful deliberation with my family, I have decided not to seek a...

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TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2003

Ergo, an initiative...

Foes of new state rules about workplace repetitive-motion injuries on Tuesday took a big step toward overturning those rules. They delivered roughly 260,000 signatures to the state Secretary of State's office. That's more than enough, if validated by spot checks, to give voters a chance...

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