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Eye On Olympia archive for Aug. 2007

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2007

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2007

Thu., Aug. 30, 2007, 10:25 a.m.

Former state Democratic Party chairwoman dies...

Karen Marchioro, a King County political activist who for a dozen years chaired the state Democratic Party, has died."Her wisdom, cool demeanor and loyalty have been integral parts to both our state party as well as our lives," current party chairman Dwight Pelz said in...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2007

Mon., Aug. 27, 2007, 12:52 p.m.

No, wait, strike that...

Thanks to the search-engine prowess of a California graduate student, it's easy to see whose computers are being used to make changes to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.Locally, here are a few of the more interesting ones:State Sen. Chris Marr's biography:-Someone on the state's Legislative Services...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2007

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2007

Thu., Aug. 16, 2007, 6:48 p.m.

Spokane: Cheapest gas in WA? <i>Really?</i>

Take heart, Spokane and Eastern Washington. When it comes to cheap-gas bragging rights in Washington, you're losing some battles but winning the war.After months of number-crunching, the findings of a new state gas-price study released by Attorney General Rob McKenna Thursday include this startling sentence:Among...

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Thu., Aug. 16, 2007, 7:37 a.m.

Remember Step No. 5...

"Hang the fan 8 to 9 feet above the floor so no one is decapitated."-from a short article in the Olympian about how to install a ceiling fan.UPDATE: Alert reader (and blogger) Kris Tefft was reminded of a Mythbusters episode that tested this very threat....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2007

Mon., Aug. 6, 2007, 11:49 a.m.

GOP: No plan B if Rossi doesn't run...

Three months ago at a moderate Republicans conference in Wenatchee, congressman Doc Hastings seemed to sum up the mood of the crowd for the '08 gubernatorial race: "I sure hope you run, Dino."Hope is what the GOP is relying on, according to this story from...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2007

Thu., Aug. 2, 2007, 2:47 p.m.

More hats in the local ring...

In what's shaping up to be a replay of the 2004 race for Spokane County Commissioner, Democrats Bill Burke and Brian Sayrs have filed campaign paperwork to run for the seat now held by Republican Mark Richard, who confirms that he's running for re-election.More on...

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Thu., Aug. 2, 2007, 9:21 a.m.

Ousted medical officer runs for board chairman's seat...

Nine months after a long-running public clash ended Dr. Kim Thorburn's tenure as Spokane regional health officer, she's about to run for office against the chairman of the board that terminated her contract.Thorburn has filed candidacy paperwork with the state Public Disclosure Commission, declaring that...

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