Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 2005

THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2005

Preserved for future generations

Secretary of State Sam Reed on Thursday announced that state technicians, acting quickly, were able to save Gov. Gary Locke's internet website from extinction when Locke left office Jan. 12. The data was was captured by the state's digital archiving team. Among the saves: 1,605...

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Also, avoid Elevator No. 6...

Other tidbits from the capitol security staff: Over the past two months, they have:-helped free people trapped in Elevator No. 6. Twice.-called state troopers "for a person with a mental problem here to see the governor."-And x-rayed a suspicious letter to the governor.

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Calling audio-visual...

"I'm very bad at technology. Inherited characteristics don't go uphill." --Bill Gates Sr., fiddling with an uncooperative Powerpoint presentation at a legislative hearing.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2005

Campaigning for "None of the Above"...

When the political choices are all bad, State Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, wants you to be able to vote for "none of the above."Kristiansen says the change -- which some county election officials don't like because it would make ballots even bigger -- would prevent...

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No legal Lorax here...

"I want to claim the distinction on behalf of the Libertarian Party of killing the fewest trees." -Libertarian attorney Richard Shepard, speaking at the Wenatchee hearing challenging the governor's election. Dozens of attorneys are working on the case, which already involves thousands of documents after...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2005

FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2005

Taking a breather...

"I think I'll stay away from politics and commentary for a while. I may be unreachable." -- Gov. Gary Locke, joking when reporters asked how to contact him once he leaves office. He said he intends to take a month or so off, then take...

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A familiar name arrives in the capitol...

Two campaigns for the state legislature couldn't quite do it, but it turns out that Spokane schools veteran Laurie Dolan is going to make it to Olympia after all.Gov.-Elect Christine Gregoire on Friday morning named Dolan director of the governor's Executive Policy Office. That means...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2005

Two elections, apparently...

It's now as if there were two elections for governor (not counts, of which there were three, but two actual elections).Here's what we mean: Democrats, Secretary of State Sam Reed and apparently most state auditors describe an election with a few minor errors, but no...

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2005

Their man in Olympia...

The Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce has hired an Olympia veteran, Jim Hedrick, to be Spokane's voice in the capitol.Lobbying's not new for Hedrick, who was the "director of legislative affairs" -- essentially a lobbyist -- for the state's budget office. Chamber priorities this session...

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