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Eye On Olympia archive for Nov. 28, 2007

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2007

It'll be Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax...

Colfax businessman and farmer Joe Schmick, 49, will replace Rep. David Buri, R-Colfax in the state House of Representatives.County commissioners from Spokane, Whitman, Adams, Asotin, Franklin and Garfield counties voted Monday for Schmick out of a pool of candidates recommended by district Republican precinct committee…

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A ferry tale...

"In 1707, the British navy lost four warships and 2,000 lives in the Isles of Scilly. The first ship to hit the rocks was Admiral Shovell's. Three more ships full of sailors and soldiers followed the leader to their deaths."So begins what has to be…

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And now back to the horse race...

A new poll between the two presidential frontrunners suggests that Washington is a tossup in next year's election.The University of Washington's Washington Poll reports that an Oct. 22-28 poll of 601 registered voters (margin of error: =/- 4 points) found that 46 percent of the…

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An end to the meatloaf?

Catching up...Among the questions I'm frequently asked by visiting Eastern Washingtonians during the legislative session: "Where can we get something to eat?" (It's comes in third, after "Is parking always this hard to find?" and the inevitable "Do you have a bathroom?")Until now, the nearby…

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