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Sunday Spin: Keeping up with the Lege is easier with Web, TVW

OLYMPIA – Keeping tabs on the Legislature, which sometimes features dueling floor sessions or dawn-to-dusk committee hearings, can be challenging in the state capital and even more so for Spokane residents some 300 miles away.

But the Internet and other technology makes it easier than a generation ago, both for reporters in Olympia and for readers at home. Inside the blog are a few tricks of the trade the capital press corps uses:

 

TVW to show Foley service live

TVW will show today's memorial service for former Speaker Tom Foley live on its cable system and on its web site.

The memorial service, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga University campus. Many of the state's current and former political leaders are scheduled to attend. The school is expecting an overflow crowd, so it will also broadcast the service live on a large screen in Martin Centre.

Mayor David Condon has ordered flags on all city buildings to be flown at half-staff to day in honor of Foley, and will present his widow Heather Foley with a proclamation honoring the former congressman and ambassador.

TVW is on cable channel 25 in Spokane. It will rebroadcast the service next week, including at 7 p.m. Monday

TVW blasts Ferguson ad for AG

OLYMPIA – The Democratic candidate for state attorney general is being accused of violating TVW broadcast rules by using the government cable channel’s footage in his latest commercial.
The commercial for Bob Ferguson, which only appears on the Internet, features a brief video clip of his opponent, Republican Reagan Dunn, challenging a Ferguson allegation about poor attendance at King County Council meetings.
TVW broadcast the June 12 debate live from the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, and the full event remains available on the organization's website. But the network doesn’t  allow edited versions of any of its broadcasts to be used for campaigns, TVW President Greg Lane said…

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A video voter’s guide for the primary

TVW and the Secretary of State's office have put together a video voter's guide for statewide candidates on the Aug. 7 primary election.

For voters who want to see the candidates before making a choice, here's your chance.

If the video is taking too long to load, (it's a big file)  try the TVW website here.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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