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Eye On Olympia archive for Sept. 2005

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2005

Thu., Sept. 29, 2005, 4:34 p.m.

"These are our levees..."

"If the (2001) Nisqually earthquake had lasted a mere 15 seconds longer, the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle and S-R 520 (floating bridge) would have crumbled, and bridges all up and down the I-5 corridor would have been highly vulnerable. The loss of life could...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2005


Thu., Sept. 8, 2005, 3:34 p.m.

"...And finally, you do it for the money."

It's a bit startling to see a long list of newspapers, TV stations and radio stations listed on campaign finance reports as contributing thousands of dollars to, the group that's trying to reverse the 9.5-cent gas tax increase lawmakers approved earlier this year.According to...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2005

Tue., Sept. 6, 2005, 11:59 a.m.

Not going to play the accountability game...

One phrase we're hearing an awful lot of in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is "I'm not going to play the blame game." Bush administration officials are turning to it to deflect criticism now, and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire uses it periodically in press conferences...

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