Jim Camden

Jim Camden

Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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Washington gas tax goes up Saturday 189 

Washington's gasoline tax goes up 7 cents Saturday but your price at the pump won’t automatically jump by that amount at 12:01 a.m. It could go up that much or more. Or less. Or it could stay the s...

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Sunday Spin 2: This seems familiar 

In what may be considered a mid-summer ritual, an initiative sponsored by Tim Eyman qualified last week for the November ballot and was denounced by his ardent detractors.

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 hizzone...

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 pa...

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