Spin Control

SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015

Sunday Spin2: Of primary concern

If your appetite was whetted by last week’s Republican presidential forums – let’s face it, they are not debates in any sense of the word – you might be interested state officials will meet this week to determine when Washington’s primary will be.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 8, 2015

FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015


THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 2015


TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015




Ballots due by 8 p.m tonight 

Tuesday evening is the deadline for casting ballots in the primary election. Chances are you still have yours, because only about 25 percent of Spokane County ballots have made their way to the elections office. Information on the election, and ballot drop boxes, are inside the blog.

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SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015


SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 2015

Sunday Spin: Recalling for stupidity not really an option

OLYMPIA – As Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing continues to suffer the slings and arrows from outrageous comment, it’s not uncommon for a supporter to call or write the paper and echo of hizzoner’s challenge to his challengers. That is, if the voters don’t like what he wrote, they can recall him. Actually, no. . .

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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

Inslee puts proposed water quality rules on hold

OLYMPIA -- A major rewrite of the state's clean water rules was put on hold today as Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the Department of Ecology to "reassess" the plan he proposed in 2015 year but did not pass this year's Legislature. The department may draft a new set of rules for pollution and fish consumption standards.

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Gas tax going up twice in 11 months

Gas tax goes up 7 cents tomorrow, and 4.9 cents next July 1. How much will your price at the pump go up? Here's our story from this morning, with a correction in the tax rate for 2016, and a link to the comments, which are flowing freely today.

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