Eye On Olympia archive for Aug. 2005

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2005

Judge's reaction...

"I don't think I can comment on that case. Technically I think it's still a pending case in the sense (that) the voters are the tribunal at this point...It's always nice to be affirmed, I can tell you that."Benton County Superior Court Judge Craig Matheson,...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2005

If you want to listen to the court case...

To listen to an online recording of the oral arguments in "the Matter of the Recall of James e. West, Mayor of the City of Spokane, go to these links on the website of TVW, Washington's public-affairs TV network. (These are audio files only, not...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2005

Paying to police itself...

The nation's largest seller of tobacco products -- 7-eleven, Inc. -- has agreed to new procedures aimed at cutting tobacco sales to minors."The fewer kids who start smoking, the fewer who will eventually die from smoking-related illnesses," said Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna. The 7-Eleven...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2005

Poll raises GOP Senate hopes...

At first we thought we were reading an old George-Nethercutt-for-Senate press release. On Wednesday, supporters of GOP maybe-candidate-for-Senate Mike McGavick sent out a press release touting a poll saying that Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell's yes votes are "well below the 50 percent mark, at 46...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2005

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2005

Initiatives: the primer:

We'll be writing a lot about ballot measures in the coming weeks and months on this site. So here's a short review of the major items on the fall ballot:I-330: Would limit pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits to $350,000, with some exceptions, as well...

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August heats up...

Okay, we're calling an early end to the political dog days of summer. There's too much afoot to ignore:-A libertarian non-profit law firm, the Institute for Justice, is appealing a court order that radio talk-show touting of (what became) Initiative 912 be reported as political...

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