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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

Members of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, from left, Ruthann Kurose, Sharon Foster and Chris Marr, listen during a public forum on implementing I-502 at the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany)

Marr, Foster leaving Liquor Board 

OLYMPIA – Two of the three members of the state board that oversees Washington’s liquor and marijuana laws will step down early next year. Chairwoman Sharon Foster has informed Gov. Jay Inslee that she will not accept a reappointment to the Liquor Control Board when...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013

Board delays pot rules

OLYMPIA -- The state's rules for legally growing and selling marijuana will get another rewrite. The Washington State Liquor Control Board voted unanimously this morning to delay final approval of the rules while the staff crafts new provisions in several areas, including a possible limit...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

Gregoire: Reform liquor board and lottery 

OLYMPIA – Washington should abolish the Liquor Control Board and see if a private company can do a better job of managing the state Lottery, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Thursday. It should also spread some of the efficiency standards and cost-cutting measures successful in business,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

Baumgartner backs Marr 

OLYMPIA -- A few months ago, Mike Baumgartner and Chris Marr were locked in a generally contentious and historically expensive state Senate campaign in Spokane's 6th District. Today, Baumgartner was openly supporting Marr -- for a spot on the state Liquor Control Board. Gov. Chris...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

Marr on state Liquor Board

OLYMPIA -- Former state Sen. Chris Marr was appointed to the Washington State Liquor Control Board Thursday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Marr, who served one term in the Senate from Spokane's 6th District but lost his re-election on Nov. 2 to Republican Mike Baumgartner, replaces...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

Note on caucus membership lists

OLYMPIA-- A state senator stays a member of his or her caucus until a successor is sworn in. Thus, Jean Berkey and Chris Marr and some others defeated in the 2010 elections remained on the Senate Democratic Caucus roster yesterday morning, and up to that...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

Marr ethics complaint dismissed 

OLYMPIA -- A complaint that an aide for Sen. Chris Marr improperly used a state computer for campaign purposes was dismissed Wednesday by the Legislative Ethics Board. The computer didn't belong to the state, and it was used by Marr, not his aide, the board...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

PDC asks AG to take Dem strategist to court 

OLYMPIA -- The state Public Disclosure Commission voted today to ask Attorney General Rob McKenna to seek civil penalties prosecute a liberal political strategist for concealing the sources of money that helped defeat a Democratic incumbent in the August primary. The violations are so severe,...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Two GOP funders criticize anti-Marr ad 

Two associations that gave money to a Republican group that is funding an ad against incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr criticized the spot and say they will reevaluate their political donation strategies in light of the commercial.The Washington Health Care Association gave $30,000 to...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 2010

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Marr campaign warned to display party affiliation 

The state Public Disclosure Commission plans to send a warning letter to the campaign of state Sen. Chris Marr for not mentioning his Democratic Party affiliation in a TV ad.Phil Stutzman, the PDC's director of compliance, said the commission decided not to open a formal...

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Baumgartner, Marr talk budget cuts

Here's the second in a series of videos with incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr and his Republican opponent, Michael Baumgartner.They describe cuts that they think should be made to state government to help balance the budget.The first video, where they answer: "Would you support...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010

Marr, Baumgartner debate taxes

Here is the first of what should be several videos showing incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr and his challenger, Republican Michael Baumgartner, give their stance on the issues.Meanwhile, the videos produced before the primary focusing on the other hotly contested race in the 6th...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

6th Lege Dist: Swing district or spendy district? 

Click on the image to get to the PDC's interactive map on legislative campaign spending.A Spokane legislative district is tops in the state for money raised by candidates, and near the top for spending that money before the August primary.The 6th Legislative District – which...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Shenanigans in the 6th? Numbers suggest no 

Shelly O'Quinn's legislative race, like nearly every political race worth a darn, may be leaving some supporters with hard feelings, nagging questions and what ifs. Wednesday's ballot count showed O'Quinn has no real hope of moving out of third place, which is no doubt vexing...

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