Spin Control

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015

Sunday Spin: Where to start in opening the budget process?

OLYMPIA – Openness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder for government officials. This is clear in the discussions – some might call them grumblings – of proposed raises for state employees included in Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget after contract negotiations between his staff and the heads of the employees’ unions.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

A fire rages in the hills outside Carlton, Washington, on Sunday morning. The Carlton Complex fire has burned more than 240,000 acres. (Tyler Tjomsland)

WALeg Day 18: DNR response to Central WA fires blasted

OLYMPIA – Government agencies failed to react fast enough to smaller fires that grew last July into the largest wildfire in state history, Central Washington residents told legislators. While DNR supervisors defended efforts to battle the Carlton Complex, Okanogan officials accused them of being disorganized and ill-prepared.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015

Quintrall leaves city 

From the city: Business and Developer Service Director Jan Quintrall, who has led improvements to customer service and investment in the city, announced today that she will leave the City of Spokane. Mayor David Condon named Scott Simmons interim director to replace Quintrall, whose responsibilities...

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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

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