Spin Control archive for May 2014

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Cover design for the 2014 Washington Voters Pamphlet, drawn by Talia Anderson of Port Angeles, a fifth grader at Dry Creek Elementary School. (Washington Secretary of State's Office)

State chooses Voter Pamphlet art

OLYMPIA -- Talia Anderson, a Port Angeles fifth grader, got a bit of a surprise when Secretary of State Kim Wyman showed up at school. She knew Wyman was going to speak to students Anderson didn't know Wyman was going to announce her artwork had...

Continue reading this post »




Govs send joint letter to feds on pot banking

OLYMPIA -- Governors from Washington and Colorado sent a letter to federal banking officials trying to get them to get a move on and develop rules for recreational marijuana businesses. In their joint letter (insert expected marijuana joke here), Jay Inslee and John Hickenlooper reminded...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Supremes to hear 2008 election case 

OLYMPIA -- Washington politicos may be looking toward the 2016 gubernatorial race, but the state Supreme Court will be looking backwards today to the 2008 race. The case in which a couple of former justices challenged the way the Building Industry Association of Washington helped...

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

Sunday Spin: Inslee probably not giving away the store

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee raised eyebrows, and some blood pressures, among some legislative Republicans and other conservatives last week with comments about state worker salaries on the eve of contract talks. “It’s just clear to me that it’s unacceptable state employees have gone so...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014


Oil train hearing set for Spokane

A bill requiring a state study of oil trains, which was introduced so late in the legislative session it didn't get a hearing, will get an airing next month in Spokane. The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will use the Spokane City Council chambers...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

McCleary attorney pans Legislature's ed report

OLYMPIA – Legislators’ recent report on how they will improve public education is so lousy they should be held in contempt, plaintiffs in the landmark case over school funding told the state Supreme Court. Maybe the court should levy fines, take control of the budget...

Continue reading this post »


Senate Dems to NFL: Change Redskins name

Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and most other Democrats in the U.S. Senate sent the NFL a letter saying it's time to come up with a new name for the Washington Redskins. Cantwell followed it up with a speech on the Senate floor, urging the rest...

Continue reading this post »


WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014


TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

4th Congressional District has long ballot

An even dozen candidates are running for an open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District, making it the most crowded race in the state’s Aug. 5 primary. The district trends heavily Republican, and so did the candidate filings. Eight are Republicans, with two Democrats...

Continue reading this post »


OLYMPIA -- King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu takes the oath of office Tuesday as a member of the state Supreme Court.  (Jim Camden)

Yu sworn in as Supreme Court justice

OLYMPIA -- With people who inspired her at her side and others she hoped to inspire in the audience, Mary Yu was sworn in this afternoon to a state Supreme Court a seat she's likely have for at least two years despite facing election this...

Continue reading this post »



MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Party time

The top-two primary continues to give candidates a chance to show creativity to dream up political parties. Under the old law, a candidate claiming to be a member of a minor party with a clever name had to take the rudimentary steps of forming it,...

Continue reading this post »


Bring on the Zamboni

Judicial races in Washington usually are notable for having very little notable to report. Candidates compare resumes, look for people to place in long lists of endorsements in their newspaper ads and generally avoid controversy in an effort to seem judicious. One state Supreme Court...

Continue reading this post »


Millennials: The latest hot thing?

The latest hot thing in politics seems to be Millennials. Last week the Youth Engagement Fund and Project New America released a poll that said voters aged 18 to 29 will determine the fall elections. It delves deeply into the political psyche of Generation M...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014


THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

4th Cong District: Then there were 10

The number of candidate's for Central Washington's 4th Congressional District seat climbed into double digits for Thursday as a second Democrat and an independent joined the crowd. Tony Sandoval, a Yakima businessman, filed as a Democrat. Richard Wright of Kennewick, who ran unsuccessfully against Doc...

Continue reading this post »


Today's fun video: ID gov debate

There are about as many differences between Washington and Idaho politics as there are differences between the two states. As this video demonstrates, Idaho gubernatorial debates are quite a bit more entertaining, as dark horse candidates Harley Brown and Walt Bayes join Gov. Butch Otter...

Continue reading this post »

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.




Blog Archives

May 2014
01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 19 20 21 22
23 24 27 28 31


Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801