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Eye On Olympia archive for June 2006

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2006

Thu., June 29, 2006, 1:17 p.m.

State boots 848 felons from voting rolls...

Even as the state battles in court over whether it can ban some felons from voting, it's booting other felons from the rolls.On Thursday, Secretary of State Sam Reed announced that Washington has cancelled the voter registrations of 848 felons."We are upholding the law," Reed...

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MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2006

Mon., June 26, 2006, 10:59 a.m.

Trooper on guard...

Okay, we'll write it first: There's a new Trooper on patrol at the governor's mansion in Olympia.Gov. Chris Gregoire and her family have a new shiba puppy to replace former First Dog "Franz", the family's longtime pomeranian. Franz was struck and killed by a car...

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2006

Mon., June 19, 2006, 5:24 p.m.

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

In another bit of international diplomacy, Gov. Chris Gregoire and top staff are headed tonight to Victoria, British Columbia, for a dinner and day of meetings with BC Premier Gordon Campbell and his staff.On the agenda: border security, mutual aid in emergencies, public health and...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006

Fri., June 16, 2006, 4:36 p.m.

President visits Seattle, stumps for Reichert...

President George Bush swooped into Seattle’s “Gold Coast” Friday, headlining a $1,000-a-person Republican fundraiser at an Internet millionaire’s mansion in the tiny city of Medina.“I’m excited and honored. He has had a really wonderful week,” said state GOP chairwoman Diane Tebelius, ticking off recent news,...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006

Wed., June 14, 2006, 3:26 p.m.

Taking a little bite of the Apple...

State insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Apple Computer, Inc. $100,000 for selling tens of thousands of service contracts in Washington without registering.Under a seven-year-old law, any company that sells a service contract -- a promise to repair or replace a computer, appliance or other...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2006

Tue., June 13, 2006, 2:39 p.m.

Judge throws out tax-limiting I-747...

Breaking: King County Judge Mary Roberts has just thrown out 2001's Initiative 747 as unconstitutional. The measure had imposed a 1 percent cap on property tax increases, unless voters approved more.The lawsuit was brought by environmental, welfare rights, citizens groups and Whitman County.Reached by phone,...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2006

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2006

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2006

Thu., June 1, 2006, 4:30 p.m.

Update...

Tim Eyman says that, yes, he'll drop off petitions for Referendum 65 on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Secretary of State's office at 520 Union Street in Olympia. (CORRECTION: Eyman said he'd be "bringing down" petitions.)

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