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


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



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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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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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



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