Eye On Olympia archive for May 2006

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

The GOP's "big tent" shows some strains...

The very conservative "Reagan Wing" of the state GOP won't be setting up its booth at the Republican convention in Yakima this weekend after all.In a statement posted on his website and similar press release, blogger and Reagan Wing president Doug Parris blasts new state...

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TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006

Spam, spam, spam, spam...

Two California firms who allegedly "blanketed" computers at the Seattle School District and elsewhere in 2004 with junk e-mails have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements in the state's first lawsuit under the federal anti-spam act. A judgement in the case...

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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006

Moderates, swine or "Decepticons?"

Moderate Republicans, who met near Seattle last weekend, say they can offer two critical things – campaign help and electability – to a GOP bruised in both Washingtons."We have a special place in the political spectrum," said Alex Hays, executive director of the Mainstream Republicans...

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Times enters political blogosphere...

Seattle Times chief political reporter David Postman, who cut his blogging teeth with real-time dispatches from the Wenatchee election trial that decided the governor's race last year, has a new blog: Postman on Politics.Interestingly, Postman has largely unplugged from the print version of the paper...

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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006

They go well with Dos Equis, we understand...

Oh, the geoduck, snorkeling in the muck with its long, um, snout. A state icon of sorts. The official mascot of The Evergreen State College. (College fight song: "Go, Geoduck, Go!" Really.)This week, government and company officials from Mexico's Baja Peninsula arrived in Olympia to...

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NASCAR making another lap...

Proponents of the Northwest's first NASCAR race track faced a decidedly lukewarm reception from the Legislature earlier this year. Even with the prospect of Superbowl-sized tourist draw, statehouse budget writers made it clear that they weren't inclined to shell out tens of millions of dollars...

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MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2006


Old Swan gin, opium dens and Tacoma gas...

The Washington State Library has posted copies of an 1880s Spokane newspaper on its growing "Historical Newspapers Online Project" website.Three years of issues of the Spokane Falls Review, a four-page Saturday weekly which debuted in 1883, can be viewed along with other territorial newspapers at...

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