Eye On Olympia archive for July 2006

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006

Alright, enough with the "Johnson" jokes...

With two Johnsons (Charles and Jim) on the state supreme court already and two more (Mike and Stephen) running for justice this fall, we thought this might be a good time to scout future candidates for an all-Johnson high court.A quick check with the state...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006


TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2006

Statement from West's family...

Jeff West, Jim West's nephew, provided this statement from the family:The world and the city of Spokane have just lost a great man. Many people have told us he was the best Spokane mayor ever. He dedicated his life to community service and positively impacted...

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FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2006

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006

Jim West hospitalized...

Former Spokane Mayor and longtime state lawmaker Jim West is hospitalized in Seattle with serious complications from recent cancer surgery, West's attorney told the S-R's Jim Camden.Read more here.

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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006

Listening Tour results...

Some data from Gov. Chris Gregoire's recent pulse-taking town-hall meeting in Spokane:What people thought was not working well in state government:-Unfriendly business climate-Too much money and attention spent on west side of state-Higher gas tax, "but roads on the east side are worse than ever"-License...

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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2006

From arms-length to arm-in-arm...

Remember in January, when a Republican political group mailed out "SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION" postcards announcing that "This violent predator lives in your community"?As it turned out, the man pictured on the cards lived in Gig Harbor, not in Vancouver, Walla Walla or the other far-flung...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2006

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2006

Neo-Nazi group to demonstrate today...

A neo-Nazi group planning to rally on the steps of the state capitol today said Saturday that its members plan nothing more than a peaceful demonstration."We are not here to instigate any problems whatsoever. You have my word on that," said Nigel Fovargue, a Los...

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