Spin Control archive for Nov. 2013

SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, 2013

TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

86 pot licenses sought for Spokane 

.OLYMPIA – A tally of the first week of applications by would-be marijuana businesses shows a certain amount of creativity in coming up with names for what in most of the country is an illegal business. Cheech and Chong might be proud of some who...

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Election results to be certified today

Counties around Washington will certify their election results today, clearing up any lingering questions about who or what won some close contests. Most races in Spokane County, which certifies its results at 1 p.m., have long been decided, but there are a couple of close...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Transpo package gets hearing today

OLYMPIA – Senate negotiators will begin the push today for a package of new road projects and improved maintenance that could complete the long-discussed North Spokane Corridor and raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over three years. The package of 10 related bills, with a...

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AP: Locke to leave ambassador post

The Associated Press is reporting former Washington Gov. Gary Locke is stepping down next year as ambassador to China. Here's their report: BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who oversaw the handling of potential crises over the flights to U.S. diplomatic missions...

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Washington lost 9,500 jobs in last 2 months 

OLYMPIA -- Washington lost 8,100 jobs last month and 1,400 in September when employment statistics are adjusted for seasonal variations. The changes left the state's unemployment rate almost unchanged. It was 7 percent in August, 6.9 percent in September and 7 percent in October. The...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

Inslee staying in China extra day

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee will return from his belated trade trip China on Tuesday, rather than today. Inslee's office said this morning the governor was extending his stay in China an extra day to make a trip to Beijing for meetings that were postponed...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 16, 2013

Pot biz applications open Monday

Sam Calvert has a dream of getting in on the ground floor of a historic change in retail commerce that begins Monday. But it’s a struggle, he acknowledged. “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said Calvert, 50, who has managed commercial real estate...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013

Senate per diems for Special Session = $8,460

OLYMPIA -- The three-day special session cost the state $8,460 in per diem expenses for members of the state Senate. That's the tally released today from the Secretary of the Senate's office, from per diem requests filed by senators from last week's Thursday-through-Saturday session. Legislators...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

Fractured metaphor

OLYMPIA -- There's an axiom in politics that anything worth saying is worth repeating, sometimes ad infinitum. Based on the late great special session, it would seem that even things not worth saying are worth repeating. That would be the only explanation for something Sen....

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Inslee signing Boeing legislation today

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee travels to the Museum of Flight this morning to sign legislation passed over the weekend in the hurry-up special session. Probably an appropriate backdrop, considering the session was all about luring a new Boeing assembly line and wing manufacturing plant...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013

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