Eye On Olympia archive for May 2007


Hey, kid with the net -- Get outa here....

A month after releasing 199 hand-raised rare butterflies as caterpillars, about a dozen of the insects have emerged from coccoons.So reports the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is trying to restore the endangered Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly, which favors prairie of the kind that...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007


A candidate's poem...

We're still well over a year away from the primary in most statehouse races, but already, folks are starting to file.As the Tri-City Herald's Chris Mulick mentioned last week, Rep. Bob Sump, R-Republic, has decided not to run again when his term expires at the...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007

Lisa Brown for governor?

Maybe, in five years.Brown talked about future political possibilities with Crosscut's Austin Jenkins for a story published today.The short version: On running for the open seat for state treasurer -- seemingly a good fit for an economist and a much higher salary than senate majority...

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007

GOP moderates convene in Wenatchee...

Two years after suffering a bitter political defeat in the apple capital of Wenatchee, some of the state's best-known Republicans gathered here Saturday to discuss their party and the battle for independent-minded voters."This is the future of the party," said Secretary of State Sam Reed,...

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007


Raises all around...

After months of study, the state's Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials has concluded that the hundreds of state politicians and judges for whom it sets the salaries are all underpaid.The prescription: Substantial raises for all, ranging from 7 percent for appellate, district and...

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