Eye On Olympia archive for Oct. 2005

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2005

When "yes" means "no"...

Both sides are discounting the possibility of voter confusion over Initiative 912, which can seem counterintuitive.After all, a vote yes on I-912 is a vote against the recent gas tax increase. A vote no is a vote for the tax. Some polls have suggested that...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2005

Initiatives you haven't heard about yet...

Okay, so we haven't even voted on the current crop of ballot measures (gas tax repeal, public smoking ban, doctor/lawyer fixes for malpractice woes, etc.)But already, our mailbox and phone are heralding next year's crop of direct democracy.The list so far:-Initiative pitchman/guru/gorilla Tim Eyman says...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2005

For the record...

So where does Gov. Christine Gregoire stand on this year's ballot measures? According to Carol Andrews, Gregoire's spokeswoman:I-330: (Doctor-backed malpractice insurance reforms): No.I-336: (Lawyer backed malpractice reforms): No.I-912: (Repealing the recent hike in the state's gas tax): No.I-900: (Requiring performance audits for state and local...

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2005

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2005

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2005

And check your mailbox...

The state's election guide will start arriving in mailboxes across the state on Saturday, Oct. 8, according to the Secretary of State's office. Can't wait? See it here .And if you think it's going to be too boring, here are a few choice samples:-- "Our...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2005

Working on the, um, vegetable gang...

State prisons have donated more than six tons of vegetables to food banks across the state this year, according to figures compiled by the state Department of Corrections.The prison farm programs are designed to produce food for inmates, as well as work for them. The...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2005

In a rented Prius near you...

The Seattle Times' Northwest Weekend editor Brian Cantwell has embarked on a driving tour of some of the furthest reaches of the state (that's us), and is blogging what he finds. It's a fun read.

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2005

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.



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