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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 1, 2007

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007

Meanwhile, in the other Washington...

Poo in the Senate, perhaps as a protest...Witnesses said they couldn’t believe that a single culprit could have produced the volume of poo present or that a person could have, well, deposited it the normal way without attracting attention. Several witnesses speculated it had been…

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007

More beans to count...

State revenue forecaster Chang Mook Sohn now predicts that an extra $484 million will roll into state coffers over the next two years.The state's economy "continues to outperform the U.S. economy" particularly in construction and real estate, Sohn said. And despite his repeated cautions that…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Smith plays it straight on Colbert Report...

In an often-terse interview, 9th District Democratic Congressman Adam Smith meets Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.Perhaps Smith -- who is visibly tense in the video -- had seen the unfortunate sausage incident in Colbert's meet-up with fellow Washington Congressman Brian Baird.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007



Also worth a read...

...is the Tri-City Herald's Chris Mulick's take on Eastern Washington being ignored by campaigning presidential candidates. Mulick takes particular umbrage at "campaign kickoff" non-events for campaigns that the print media's been covering for months:Of course, the candidates themselves play along as if it were fresh…

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007

Gregoire on juvenile justice...

On Friday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that it plans to pour $10 million into Washington to try to spur effective juvenile justice reforms. Among the group's goals: less reliance on incarcerating kids and more on reforming them.Gov. Chris Gregoire, backed by Supreme Court Justice Bobbe…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2007

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2007

Hey, kid with the net -- Get outa here....

A month after releasing 199 hand-raised rare butterflies as caterpillars, about a dozen of the insects have emerged from coccoons.So reports the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is trying to restore the endangered Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly, which favors prairie of the kind that…

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2007

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007

A candidate's poem...

We're still well over a year away from the primary in most statehouse races, but already, folks are starting to file.As the Tri-City Herald's Chris Mulick mentioned last week, Rep. Bob Sump, R-Republic, has decided not to run again when his term expires at the…

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007


Lisa Brown for governor?

Maybe, in five years.Brown talked about future political possibilities with Crosscut's Austin Jenkins for a story published today.The short version: On running for the open seat for state treasurer -- seemingly a good fit for an economist and a much higher salary than senate majority…

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007



GOP moderates convene in Wenatchee...

Two years after suffering a bitter political defeat in the apple capital of Wenatchee, some of the state's best-known Republicans gathered here Saturday to discuss their party and the battle for independent-minded voters."This is the future of the party," said Secretary of State Sam Reed,…

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007


Raises all around...

After months of study, the state's Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials has concluded that the hundreds of state politicians and judges for whom it sets the salaries are all underpaid.The prescription: Substantial raises for all, ranging from 7 percent for appellate, district and…

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MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.



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