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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 18, 2007

THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2007

The fog of war...

The fight over the Viaduct is producing the legislative version of Greek choruses, with various alliances of lawmakers trying to stake out their positions with increasingly opaque joint statements:First came this, from Gov. Chris Gregoire, House Speaker Frank Chopp, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, Sen.…

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HEY! Get off that couch!

"The economy of the future is going to require that every citizens of Washington State function at their maximum potential. Everyone. We do not have the luxury of having anyone not perform at their maximum."Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup

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Goodbye, Seattle's tunnel?

Flexing her political muscles – and making some Seattle leaders very unhappy, Gov. Chris Gregoire has given the Emerald City an ultimatum: agree to a simple $2.8 billion replacement of the crumbling Alaskan Way Viaduct or the money will go elsewhere*.Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has…

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