Spin Control archive for Aug. 2014

SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014


Today's fun video: GOP has 'mountain to climb'

Washington state Republican prospects for capturing the governor's mansion apparently are so bleak that state Chairwoman Sheryl Hutchison has taken to YouTube and likened it to climbing a mountain. The analogy is somewhat strained, particularly where Hutchison talks about how both mountain climbers and political...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

Court asked not to sanction Lege over school funding

OLYMPIA – The Supreme Court should not go down a “slippery slope” and punish the Legislature because it didn’t come up with a complete plan earlier this year to improve public schools, the state attorney general’s office said. Although the public education is the state’s...

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Legal pot sales surge in August 20 

Recreational marijuana sales have soared in August, thanks in part to a big Friday that came in the midst of several large-scale marijuana events in Western Washington. According to sales figures tracked by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, more than $5.1 million worth of...

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City Hall Scoop: Lilac Queen as Councilwoman

Steve Salvatori was a fiscal conservative from California. Karen Stratton is a political unknown and lifelong Spokanite. Together, they will complete one term on the Spokane City Council. Stranger things have happened in Spokane. Like when Stratton was named Lilac Queen in 1977 and posed...

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

This is a map of the contributions to I-594 by Washington State ZIP code (Jim Camden)

Gun initiatives: Where the money comes from 

The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with ties to the state's tech industry. An analysis of contributions reported to the state Public...

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Q&A with council finalist Karen Stratton 

Today, Spin Control is releasing throughout the day the answers to a Q&A we received from the five finalists to fill the Spokane City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. The council is scheduled to pick one of the finalists on Monday....

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Q&A with council finalist Kitty Klitzke 

Today, Spin Control is releasing throughout the day the answers to a Q&A we received from the five finalists to fill the Spokane City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. The council is scheduled to pick one of the finalists on Monday....

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Q&A with council finalist E.J. Iannelli  

Today, Spin Control is releasing throughout the day the answers to a Q&A we received from the five finalists to fill the Spokane City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. The council is scheduled to pick one of the finalists on Monday....

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Q&A with council finalist Julie Griffith 

Today, Spin Control is releasing throughout the day the answers to a Q&A we received from the five finalists to fill the Spokane City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. The council is scheduled to pick one of the finalists on Monday....

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Q&A with council finalist Adrian Dominguez 

Today, Spin Control is releasing throughout the day the answers to a Q&A we received from the five finalists to fill the Spokane City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salvatori. The council is scheduled to pick one of the finalists on Monday....

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

Murray steers clear of med school controversy 

SEATTLE – As she pushed for more graduate-level physician training in the region, Sen. Patty Murray did her best Wednesday to steer clear of the controversy over who should operate the fledgling medical school in Spokane. Murray, who has introduced legislation to extend federal money...

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Recorded man pleads guilty to drug charges

The man captured on camera at a downtown skate park handing out what later tested as methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to charges and given credit for time served in jail. Tyas Kelly, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and possession of...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Two-thirds of voters skipped primary 

Less than one in three. That's the final statewide turnout of voters for the Aug. 5 primary, which stands at a smidgen over 31 percent. Spokane County did marginally better, at 35.3 percent with the final count certified this afternoon. At least it moved up...

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City Hall Scoop: Hoofing It

The gavel pounded not even 30 minutes into last night's Spokane City Council meeting, and Council President Ben Stuckart erupted at attendees for cheering and applauding. He called for a five-minute recess and warned the crowd that another "outburst" would send the rest of the...

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014


McMorris Rodgers challenges Pakootas to 3 debates 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers challenged Democratic opponent Joe Pakootas today to three debates this fall, including two in Spokane. Pakootas said he planned to counter with a proposal to do at least two more in other areas around the large congressional district. . . To...

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