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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

WALeg: Keeping it clean...on the med school bill

OLYMPIA – A bill to give Washington State University permission to start its own medical school might seem like a locomotive sitting at the station, ready to steam down the track. After all, it’s got two-thirds of the state House of Representatives as co-sponsors. Now supporters must work to keep extra cars from being attached to that train.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015


Spokane Mayor David Condon, right, and street maintenance worker Dan LaPorte fill a pothole on North Belt Street after a Monday news conference about street maintenance. City workers patch potholes with a cold-weather mixture when weather permits and switch to hot asphalt when road-building season starts in the spring. (Jesse Tinsley)

Condon announces re-election run 

Spokane Mayor David Condon announced today he will seek re-election. The announcement was unsurprising, as Condon had said before he would run for the city's top office, and has already raised $193,000 toward that effort.

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Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame nominees

If this list of nominees to Spokane's inaugural Hall of Fame is anything, it's a sign we have people to celebrate. From artists to political leaders to doctors to developers to one call Auntie's Bookstore employee, we love our people. Now, judges for the hall...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015




WALeg Day 47: Senate could vote on gas tax proposals

OLYMPIA -- The Senate is likely to vote on proposals to raise the state's gasoline tax, a Republican version that includes changes in transportation policy their caucus says are needed reforms and a Democratic alternative without those changes that caucus refers to as a "clean" proposal.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015



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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015


SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2015

Sunday Spin: Some bills on life-support 

OLYMPIA – Friday was a cut-off day for the Legislature. That’s not to say the weather has been so good that we can shed our raincoats and don jeans that have been shortened by scissors. Rather it is a term for deadlines the Legislature imposes on itself to pare down the hundreds of bills that get introduced.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015

WALeg Day 40: Selling body parts would be a felony. . .  

OLYMPIA – Selling or displaying human remains for commercial purposes would be illegal under a bill approved Friday by a House committee – except if it’s being done for educational reasons or by a museum. The Public Safety Committee was told this week sales of skulls and other body parts on the Internet is increasing "for some macabre reason."

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