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Eye On Olympia archive for Sept. 2008

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2008

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

Fri., Sept. 26, 2008, 5:35 p.m.

When schedulers attack...

Think the tussle over tonight's presidential debate has been strange? Look at what's happening here.Gov. Chris Gregoire and challenger Dino Rossi have for weeks been planning a debate in Vancouver, hosted by The Columbian newspaper. Apparently, the paper and the two campaigns agreed on noon...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2008

Wed., Sept. 24, 2008, 12:07 p.m.

Hearing Friday in GOP/Republican ballot tussle....

King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie will hear arguments Friday at 9 a.m. over halting printing of ballots describing Republican Dino Rossi's party preference as "GOP Party."Saying that a significant number of voters don't realize that GOP and Republican are synonymous, the state Democratic...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2008


Thu., Sept. 18, 2008, 10:01 a.m.

And the state budget news is, yes, bad...

In minutes, the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council will predict that general fund revenue will be down $529 million for the remainder of this biennium and the next one.Gov. Chris Gregoire will tell her budget office to find an additional $200 million in savings...

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Thu., Sept. 18, 2008, 1 a.m.

Crystal ball for the coffers...

ER, FC.The state's Economic and Revenue Forecast Council will meet later this morning to peer into the crystal ball and forecast the state of the state's treasury over the next two years.Looking at the headlines over the past several days (Wamu? Hello?), it's hard to...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008


Tue., Sept. 16, 2008, 11:44 a.m.

7th District: sharp elbows in GOP vs GOP race...

The northeastern Washington legislative faceoff between longtime legislative aide Shelly Short and architect Sue Lani Madsen is looking a lot like a grudge match.Short got slightly more votes in the primary than Madsen: 26.7 percent to 26.4 percent in a five-way, all-Republican primary. Both are...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2008

MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008


Mon., Sept. 8, 2008, 2:29 p.m.

Apparently there's a Birdman of Walla Walla...

The Humane Society of the United States said this morning that its state director, Inga Gibson, filed a complaint with the state Department of Corrections and Department of Fish and Wildlife over reported mistreatment of pheasants being raised at the state penitentiary in Walla Walla.An...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2008

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2008

TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2008

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



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