Eye On Olympia archive for June 2007

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

One of these things is not like the others...

A few headlines from the latest edition of the state Department of Corrections in-house newsletter:-"Todd Wiggs Receives WSU Criminal Justice Award"-"DOC Wastewater Facilities Earn Perfect Scores from the Department of Ecology" -and "Littlerock Elementary School Kids Send Big Thanks to CCCC"Then comes this item:-"Inmate’s Badly...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007

And now, for something completely different...

Here's the tale of John Malito, a Chattaroy gardener facing deportation to his native Italy after more than five decades as a legal permanent resident here...TACOMA – Johnny Malito spends his days among the white walls and steel doors of an immigration detention center here,...

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As Hawaii is to Nigeria, so South Dakota is to...

Yes! Croatia. That's right.So we discover in this latest offering from Strange Maps : a comparison of U.S. states to nations with similar-sized economies. (As the authors note, it can be a misleading statistic, since the map doesn't account for population, and Ecuador has lots...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

Straight outta Spokompton...

There's some interesting speculation about candidate pros and cons in a future potential Chris Marr-Cathy McMorris faceoff in the Spokane-area 5th congressional district on the Spokompton blog.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007

Meanwhile, in the other Washington...

Poo in the Senate, perhaps as a protest...Witnesses said they couldn’t believe that a single culprit could have produced the volume of poo present or that a person could have, well, deposited it the normal way without attracting attention. Several witnesses speculated it had been...

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More beans to count...

State revenue forecaster Chang Mook Sohn now predicts that an extra $484 million will roll into state coffers over the next two years.The state's economy "continues to outperform the U.S. economy" particularly in construction and real estate, Sohn said. And despite his repeated cautions that...

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About Grandpa's days as an anarchist...

Open-records activists have set up a free do-it-yourself records-request site through which you can easily request FBI records on yourself or deceased relatives. It's called...www.getgrandpasfbifile.com.(Thx to boingboing for the heads-up.)

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Smith plays it straight on Colbert Report...

In an often-terse interview, 9th District Democratic Congressman Adam Smith meets Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.Perhaps Smith -- who is visibly tense in the video -- had seen the unfortunate sausage incident in Colbert's meet-up with fellow Washington Congressman Brian Baird.

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Deadlock broken on moving presidential primary earlier?

In what's becoming a day of linking to other people's work (I'm putting together a filing-week database of many, many, many local candidates), here's another good story: The Olympian's Brad Shannon's enterprising preview of a presidential primary-date meeting Monday.As I reported in March, a state...

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Also worth a read...

...is the Tri-City Herald's Chris Mulick's take on Eastern Washington being ignored by campaigning presidential candidates. Mulick takes particular umbrage at "campaign kickoff" non-events for campaigns that the print media's been covering for months:Of course, the candidates themselves play along as if it were fresh...

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007

Gregoire on juvenile justice...

On Friday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that it plans to pour $10 million into Washington to try to spur effective juvenile justice reforms. Among the group's goals: less reliance on incarcerating kids and more on reforming them.Gov. Chris Gregoire, backed by Supreme Court Justice Bobbe...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2007

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.

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