Spin Control archive for April 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

Spokane pot businesses could bank on credit union

OLYMPIA -- Numerica Credit Union is the first financial institution in the state willing to accept clients whose business is recreational marijuana, the Washington Liquor Control Board was told Wednesday. But only for Spokane area businesses, Becky Smith, the board's marijuana licensing manager, said: “They...

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State to dispensaries: Pay your taxes

OLYMPIA – The state Revenue Department is stepping up efforts to make medical marijuana dispensaries pay their taxes. After more than two years of “educational outreach” designed teach medical marijuana businesses that they must register with the state and pay taxes, the department says in...

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Stuckart to seek re-election next year

Spokane City Council Chairman Ben Stuckart is already making plans for next year's election, saying today he will seek another term in his current position. Stuckart, currently part of a liberal/progressive/Democratic majority on the council, had been rumored as a potential candidate for mayor against...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014



MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014


Board likely to ban pot home-delivery 

OLYMPIA — Recreational marijuana purchases in Washington will be take-out but not delivery, proposed new rules say. The Liquor Control Board, which is overseeing the establishment of the state's legal marijuana system, appears likely to ban home-delivery of the drug along with several other tweaks...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014



Earth Day, from 2 perspectives 

At Spin Control, we get a wide range of suggestions from e-mail, Twitter and Facebook on a wide variety of topics most days. But seldom do we get something with such a sharp dichotomy on the topic of the day, which is Earth Day. We...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

McMorris Rodgers makes 2014 bid official 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers made her re-election campaign official Monday, announcing she’ll seek a sixth term in the House of Representatives. The announcement is primarily a formality because the Spokane-area Republican has been raising money almost since the 2012 election ended and already has collected some...

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Pot store lottery begins

OLYMPIA -- The lottery for Washington's limited supply of recreational marijuana shops began today and will continue through the beginning of next month. But don't expect any snappy video shots of bouncing balls in a cage, which the state's other Lottery features. It's called a...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014


State, feds nix each others Hanford plans

OLYMPIA — Washington rejected the U.S. Energy Department's latest plan for the cleanup of leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The federal government, in turn, rejected the state's counter offer, setting up the prospect that they could be headed back to court with their...

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WA to US: Hanford plan's a no-go

OLYMPIA -- Washington is rejecting the U.S. Energy Department's latest plan for the cleanup of leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. In a letter today to the Justice Department, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the proposal DOE made last moth...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

Shea says feds making war on rural U.S.

YouTube video by Gavin Seim The federal government has declared “war on rural America” with its rules and regulations on land use, a Spokane Valley legislator said in the wake of last week’s standoff between a Nevada rancher and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management....

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