Eye On Olympia archive for Sept. 2007

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2007

Where is she now...

Puget Sound talk-radio-monitor Blatherwatch -- Slogan: "Listening to talk radio so you don't have to." -- notes that former 9th District Democratic candidate for a state House seat Caitlin Ross will be filling in for a couple of days on her dad's talk-radio show in...

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Of serial killers and a death sentence...

Washington's highest court yesterday upheld Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr.'s death sentence for killing two women in Pierce County, as I wrote yesterday.Writing for the 8-1 majority, Justice Susan Owens addressed one of Yates' key arguments: that it's unfair for him to get...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2007

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2007

Also leaving: Gov's spokeswoman...

Holly Armstrong, for the past two years Gov. Chris Gregoire's top spokeswoman, will leave in November."It was a very difficult (if not gut-wrenching) decision, but, ultimately, the best one for me," she wrote in an email to staffers and capitol reporters this morning.Armstrong said she's...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2007


Washingtonvotes.org is hiring...

The business-backed Washingtonvotes.org website, a more reader-friendly site re: legislative stuff than the state's official one, is adding staff.Ad is here.(Re: "business-backed," I stand corrected by the site's John Barnes: "As a separate entity within Washington Policy Center, it’s funded entirely by individual contributions and...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2007

MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2007

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2007

State Democratic chair: Vote for R-67

Washington State Democrats chairman Dwight Pelz is urging party supporters to approve Referendum 67, this November's ballot face-off over insurance."Voters will finally have the opportunity to hold the insurance industry accountable," Pelz wrote in an email sent out Thursday. "...As Democrats, we must stand together...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2007

Rossi video: Similarities to 2004 stump speeches...

Now, back to work.Democrats continue to pre-emptively pummel Republican maybe-gubernatorial-candidate-by-the-end-of-the-year Dino Rossi for what they say is a stealth campaign: the public meetings and speeches his foundation organizes.Here's a YouTube video looking at the similarities between Rossi's 2004 campaign statements and what he's saying now:

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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2007

Puget Sound transportation ballot measure ads launched...

Just days after local attorney Steve Eugster torpedoed his own lawsuit involving a massive roads-and-transit tax plan in Puget sound, proponents are launching TV ads on local cable stations (and, of course, YouTube) today."Industry delayed in tranporting goods. Parents struggling to get kids to daycare....

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2007


Eugster pulls out of case at 11th hour...

According to the state Supreme Court clerk's office, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster has withdrawn his appeal regarding the Puget Sound transportation ballot measure.UPDATE:"Mr Eugster called around to the various counsel this morning, saying that he would like to drop his appeal if the other parties...

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Jennifer Dunn: dead at 66...

Former U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn, a well-known Republican congresswoman from the Bellevue area, died Wednesday after suffering a pulmonary embolism at her Virginia apartment, the AP is reporting."She will deeply be missed and celebrated for an extraordinary career that changed the future for women in...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2007

Poulsen leaving

State Sen. Erik Poulsen, D-West Seattle, is leaving the Legislature to go to work for the industry group representing the state's 28 public power and water utilities.Poulsen is an evironmentalist who helped hammer out an unlikely water-rights truce two sessions ago with Eastern Washington farm-...

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