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Eye On Olympia archive for Aug. 2004

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2004


The race for governor gets nasty...

"You know, I think I was told by my colleagues `Get ready for things that you couldn't anticipate. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever anticipated anybody suggesting that I am a racist. Nothing could be further from the truth."--Attorney General Christine Gregoire,...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 20, 2004

State schools chief snubbed by teachers...again...

The political arm of the Washington Education Association, the state's 77,000-strong teachers' union, this week endorsed Judith Billings, the former Superintendent of Public Instruction who's challenging incumbent Terry Bergeson.Billings, who stepped down after two terms in 1997 to deal with her AIDS infection, jumped into...

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2004

When Spellcheck is your enemy...

"Capping a busy campaign Saturday, (George) Nethercutt and gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi road the Nether-copper to the King County GOP Picnic in Bothell." -- The opening sentence in a press release Monday from U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt's campaign. They meant -- we think -- that...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2004

Pardon?

"The message is clear and we believe it will resonate well with voters. The woman who plays Lady Liberty, the elephant, and the donkey all met our expectations." Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, describing a series of state TV ads explaining the state's new...

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