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March 13, 2011 in City
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State Sen. Bob McCaslin and friends gathered at the Red Lion in 1996.

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Only a handful of citizens showed up at the District 4 candidate forum at Trent Elementary School on Monday evening, Oct. 11, 2004. Candidates (l-r, cq all) Bob McCaslin, Tim Hattenburg, Jim Peck, Ed Foote, Larry Crouse and Lynn Schindler talked about transportation, taxes, health care and education among other issues.

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Sen. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, greets Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, on the Senate’s opening day in Olympia on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.

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Sen. Bob McCaslin catches up on some reading at his desk on the state Senate floor in 2009.

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Spokane Valley mayor Rich Munson, left, shares a light moment with challenger Bob McCaslin, right, at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Centerplace in Spokane Valley.

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Challenger Bob McCaslin, right, listens to incumbent Spokane Valley mayor Rich Munson defend a recent tax increase at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Centerplace in Spokane Valley.

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Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate, died today at 84. McCaslin in a photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, while having coffee and conversation with fellow councilman Tom Towey, and concerned Spokane Valley citizens Jake Mauch and Bill Miller.

January 4, 2011 in City
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Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.