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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 1, 2007


MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2007

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2007


Eugster pulls out of case at 11th hour...

According to the state Supreme Court clerk's office, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster has withdrawn his appeal regarding the Puget Sound transportation ballot measure.UPDATE:"Mr Eugster called around to the various counsel this morning, saying that he would like to drop his appeal if the other parties…

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Jennifer Dunn: dead at 66...

Former U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn, a well-known Republican congresswoman from the Bellevue area, died Wednesday after suffering a pulmonary embolism at her Virginia apartment, the AP is reporting."She will deeply be missed and celebrated for an extraordinary career that changed the future for women in…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2007

Poulsen leaving

State Sen. Erik Poulsen, D-West Seattle, is leaving the Legislature to go to work for the industry group representing the state's 28 public power and water utilities.Poulsen is an evironmentalist who helped hammer out an unlikely water-rights truce two sessions ago with Eastern Washington farm-…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2007

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2007

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2007

No, wait, strike that...

Thanks to the search-engine prowess of a California graduate student, it's easy to see whose computers are being used to make changes to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.Locally, here are a few of the more interesting ones:State Sen. Chris Marr's biography:-Someone on the state's Legislative Services…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2007

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2007

Spokane: Cheapest gas in WA? Really?

Take heart, Spokane and Eastern Washington. When it comes to cheap-gas bragging rights in Washington, you're losing some battles but winning the war.After months of number-crunching, the findings of a new state gas-price study released by Attorney General Rob McKenna Thursday include this startling sentence:Among…

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Remember Step No. 5...

"Hang the fan 8 to 9 feet above the floor so no one is decapitated."-from a short article in the Olympian about how to install a ceiling fan.UPDATE: Alert reader (and blogger) Kris Tefft was reminded of a Mythbusters episode that tested this very threat.…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2007

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2007

MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2007

GOP: No plan B if Rossi doesn't run...

Three months ago at a moderate Republicans conference in Wenatchee, congressman Doc Hastings seemed to sum up the mood of the crowd for the '08 gubernatorial race: "I sure hope you run, Dino."Hope is what the GOP is relying on, according to this story from…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2007

More hats in the local ring...

In what's shaping up to be a replay of the 2004 race for Spokane County Commissioner, Democrats Bill Burke and Brian Sayrs have filed campaign paperwork to run for the seat now held by Republican Mark Richard, who confirms that he's running for re-election.More on…

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