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Innovate WA on the chopping block

OLYMPIA – A state agency with roots in Spokane’s 1980s push to attract more high-tech jobs to the region would be eliminated under legislation approved this week by the House.

Innovate Washington would cease to exist and its Riverpoint building, leases on other office space in the area, reports and even furniture would be turned over to Washington State University under a bill that passed Thursday evening on an 88-9 vote… .

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WA Lege Day 40: EWU Eagles honored

OLYMPIA— With a resolution that read like a sports page account of their come-from-behind Division I football championship win, the Senate honored the Eastern Washington University Eagles during this morning's session.

Members of the team held the NCAA trophy high and stood with EWU President Rodolfo Arevalo in the Senate and later the House galleries as both chambers applauded.

The Eagles' Jan. 7 victory even gave state Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, whose district includes the Cheney campus, a chance for a political dig. Arevalo was so calm during the game compared to the most noticeable fan for the University of Delaware, Vice President Joe Biden, who was cheering wildly for the Fightin' Blue Hens, Schoesler said.

At the end of the game, Arevalo was able to do “what everly conservative political pundit would like to do, quiet the vice president,” Schoesler said.

With the Blue Hens up 19-0 late in the third quarter, many Eagle fans probably turned their televisions off. The number who will admit that in the future will probably be small, he added.

Over in the House, players and university officials shared the gallery with members of the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a World War II unit made up of Japanese Americans, and survivors of the Japanese internments who were honored on “Remembrance Day.”

To read the resolution, click here.

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