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Spin Control archive for May 2014

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014


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...

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SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

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...

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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