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Geithner in Pugetopolis, recall appeal coming: Wassup May 18

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in the Seattle-Tacoma corridor today. He spoke to the Microsoft CEO Summit this morning (closed to the press), toured the Boeing plant in Renton, (photos allowed, but no talking to the press), and tours the Port of Tacoma this afternoon (press conference to follow).

In Tacoma, he'll be joined by Gov. Chris Gregoire. They'll talk international trade, which, according to sources, is kind of important around here.

Elsewhere, Jim Vaughn of Orting says he's decided to appeal last Friday's ruling that his effort to recall Gregoire is not legally sufficient. (Read more about the recall effort here.)

Vaughn says after his session in Thurston County Superior Court he has a better feel for what the courts may want, and will try to make improvements for the appeal, which goes directly to the state Supreme Court...and he may have learned the truth to the old axiom about a person representing himself. "I would love to have an experienced attorney help me and present an appeal to the Supreme Court for me. Maybe there is a young attorney that would like the opportunity to make the presentation and a name for him or herself."

In the other Washington, Sen. Patty Murray is trying to get "Oil Spill Cleanup" legislation moving through the Senate. Her floor speech is on her website..

In this Washington, it's the 30th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Blast. The state archives is getting in on the celebration with a special exhibit in Olympia on pre-blast days. You can read more about it here.




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