Spin Control archive for Jan. 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013




WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013


Talk by phone to your legislators

OLYMPIA -- Two groups of Spokane-area legislators will hold telephone conferences this week in an effort to let the folks back home ask questions or raise concerns about issues. Constituents can call in just to listen, or to ask a question that could get them...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013



WA Lege Day 16: Electoral College change pushed 

OLYMPIA — Changing the way the state casts its Electoral College votes for president would be fairer to Eastern Washington voters, a SpokaneValley legislator said Tuesday. It’s a way Republicans could win the White House through gerrymandered districts without a majority of the popular vote,...

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WA Lege Day 16: Stamping out the vote? 

OLYMPIA -- College students want to vote, student lobbyists told legislators today, they really do.But some don't because they just don't have a stamp to put on their mail-in envelope. And at least one University of Washington student said he didn't even know where to...

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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013


SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

Could abortion bill split Senate coalition?

OLYMPIA -- A bill that would require parental notification when a woman under 18 seeks an abortion in Washington could divide the Senate's "majority coalition" intent on passing bills on jobs, budget and education. The notification bill, with strong support from Senate Republicans opposed to...

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Firearms Freedom law prospects dim

OLYMPIA -- A bill to exempt firearms made and sold in Washington from federal gun laws was introduced by 10 House Republicans today, but their leader said it's unlikely the bill will come to a vote, let alone become law. A bill titled the Firearms...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013




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