Eye On Olympia archive for April 2006

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006

Senate Republican to step down...

State Sen. Bill Finkbeiner, R-Kirkland, said Thursday that he won't run for re-election this fall. "At this time, my family and I have agreed that the time is right to step aside and give someone else an opportunity to represent the district as senator while...

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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2006

Mexican president may visit next month...

Less than a week after Chinese President Hu Jintao's two-day stopover, Gov. Christine Gregoire said Monday that Mexican President Vicente Fox may visit the state soon."Right now, every indication is he'll be here towards the end of May," Gregoire said, adding that she will know...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2006

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006

Photos from VP Dick Cheney visit to Everett Monday...

Photos by Richard Roesler, copyright The Spokesman-Review 2006Vice President Dick Cheney showed up in Everett Monday to stump for a Republican congressional candidate.Much of his 16-minute speech, however, was devoted to defending administration policy on the Iraq conflict and government surveillance.Outside the Holiday Inn hotel...

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Oh, <i>that</i> Reed...

More than half a century ago, after floods inundated their home, William and Myrta Reed fled their island home near Washougal.It must have been a heartbreaking decision. The couple had moved there after migrating west from their family home in Parkerbury, Iowa. They'd raised four...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006

New(ish) poll...

Numbers from latest Strategic Vision Poll: 800 likely voters, surveyed March 24-26, with a margin of error of 3 percentage points:Gov. Chris Gregoire's job performance: -Approve: 39 percent.-Disapprove: 52 percent.State Legislature's job performance:-Approve: 42 percent.-Disapprove: 47 percent.President George Bush's job performance:-Approve: 32 percent.-Disapprove: 58 percent.President's...

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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006

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