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

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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