FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 2006
TUESDAY, DEC. 19, 2006
Tue., Dec. 19, 2006, 3:19 p.m.
Here’s a somewhat longer look at a few of the Spokane-area specifics included in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s 2007-2009 budget proposal, released Tuesday morning:-Continue North Spokane Corridor construction from I-90 to U.S. 395 at Wandermere, including park-and-ride lots: $140 million toward the 10.5-mile, $3.3 billion project.-Build...
MONDAY, DEC. 18, 2006
Mon., Dec. 18, 2006, 2:34 p.m.
This just in from state Rep.-elect Don Barlow, D-Spokane:"The 2007 Legislature will face serious challenges in any number of issue areas," Barlow is quoted as saying in his first official press release. "Many issues that will come before us will undergo a first round of...
Mon., Dec. 18, 2006, 11:48 a.m.
So begins a lengthy cover story on former Spokanite Laurie Dolan in the latest issue of Sitting Duck, a quirky, tabloid-format free newspaper in Olympia. The profile is the longest story in the newspaper. (The next-longest? A review of "Cannibal! The Musical.")Dolan, well-known in Spokane...
THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 2006
Thu., Dec. 14, 2006, 12:23 p.m.
Pledging to boost rural health care, Gov. Chris Gregoire today said she wants to expand Spokane-area training programs for first-year medical and dental students, as well as a nursing PhD program in Spokane.“This is a cost effective, common-sense way to address significant shortages of health...
FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 2006
Fri., Dec. 8, 2006, 3:50 p.m.
Thomas Shapley, Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial writer (and one of the few newspaper editorialists to make the rounds regularly in Olympia) is moving to a PR job at the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.“My job is to help tell the story of public education,...
Fri., Dec. 8, 2006, 11:58 a.m.
Two months ago, while chatting with a custodian on a Western State Hospital ward, nurse Dagmar Jackson was attacked by one of the psychiatric patients there."She went straight for my face," said Jackson, who stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 108 pounds.Jackson recalls...
TUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2006
Tue., Dec. 5, 2006, 12:27 p.m.
Several Spokane-area lawmakers are moving up in leadership slots:-In a rare jump-start, incoming Sen. Chris Marr, D-Spokane, will be one of two vice-chairmen on the state Transportation Committee. (Although this isn't Marr's first Olympia rodeo: he's the former chairman of the state Transportation Commission.)-Among Republican...
Tue., Dec. 5, 2006, 11:50 a.m.
Gov. Chris Gregoire and legislative leaders are proposing a six-month "rate holiday" in workers' compensation premiums for the second half of 2007, a move that would save companies and workers an estimated $315 million.(Note: Gregoire's announcement yesterday was actually a rehash of a very similar...
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