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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 1, 2008

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2008


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2008


TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2008

MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2008

One to add to your RSS reader...

The University of Washington has quietly debuted a new political blog written by UW professors and researchers. It's worth bookmarking. Here's an example:Matt Barreto on the conventional wisdom that Black/Latino tension is why Hillary Clinton seems to doing better than Barack Obama among Latinos:...we find…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2008


Catching up...

The Washington State Policy Center and Citizens Against Government Waste have teamed up to put out a 70-page book chronicling what they see as government waste of taxpayers' money. The title of the book: "The Washington State Piglet Book: Connecting the dots on how government…

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Senate passes "Son of Weinstein"...

The Senate this morning passed a bill that home-builders love to hate: Sen. Brian Weinstein's SB 6385. They've dubbed the bill "Son of Weinstein" after a similar push by the Mercer Island Democrat last year died in the House -- as this one may, too.…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2008

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2008

Liberal talk radio loses a voice...

Less than a week ago, www.horsesass.org blogger and Seattle liberal talk-radio host David Goldstein wrote: So why hasn’t KIRO fired me? Well, perhaps because I bring them raw talent with a lot of upside, a virtual lock on local liberal talk in this very liberal…

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Eastern Washington lawmaker has cancer...

State Rep. Steve Hailey, a legislator from Eastern Washington, announced this morning that he is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.Hailey, R-Mesa, said he was diagnosed shortly before the legislative session started Jan. 14th. He last week began chemotherapy, he said, an is planning to continue…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2008

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2008

On the fly: airline passengers' rights bill...

With some significant tweaking, the Senate consumer protection committee on Friday gave a thumbs-up to Sen. Ken Jacobsen's "Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights."The bill, which originally would have mandated cash refunds to passengers stranded for long stretches on the tarmac, has been "watered down" --…

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More on UW's stadium bid...

More on the UW stadium proposal, from a story I had in this morning's paper:House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, said that not a single one of the House's 97 other lawmakers has asked him to support the proposal."That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?"…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2008


Fight, fight, fight...

Numerous Washington State University Cougar fans are not happy at the prospect of taxpayers shelling out $150 million to help build a new stadium for arch-rival University of Washington, according to serious Cougar fan and Tri-City Herald reporter Chris Mulick.To get a feel for the…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2008

TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2008

Family Leave: an update...

One of the most interesting discussions in Olympia between now and mid-March is likely to be how lawmakers decide to pay for a program they voted last year to launch in October 2009.A paid family leave program patterned loosely on California's, it would give a…

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