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Eye On Olympia archive for Jan. 1, 2008

MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2008

Rossi's everywhere...

Gubernatorial challenger Dino Rossi's is logging a lot of miles this week in a flurry of "Road to Victory Rallies" across the state:Saturday: Everett, Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Port Angeles, ChimacumWednesday: SeattleThursday: Moses Lake, YakimaFriday: GoldendaleSaturday: Vancouver, Longview, Chehalis, Aberdeen, Shelton.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2008


TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2008

Re: Felons and voting...

After yesterday's post on the fight over the likelihood/near certainty that at least some inegligible felons are included on the state's voting rolls , here's the Evergreen Freedom Foundation's point-by-point fisking*of Secretary of State Sam Reed's defense of the situation.It quotes extensively from a letter…

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MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2008



FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008

...Where everybody knows your name...

This summer, a downtown Olympia tavern made international news when an overzealous bouncer barred Gov. Chris Gregoire -- who is 61 -- at the door because the governor had forgotten her driver's license.To make amends, owner Todd Ruzicka asked the governor to return, which she…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2008

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2008


TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2008

Builders and friends double down on Rossi...

With the gubernatorial election down to the wire, the Building Industry Association of Washington and its political allies are more than doubling their bet on Republican challenger Dino Rossi.ChangePAC, a BIAW-led group that also includes farm- and small-business groups, is pouring nearly $4 million in…

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Speaking of cash...

As some states nervously eye their dwindling unemployment-insurance coffers, the woman in charge of Washington's system has this message for workers fearing layoffs: no worries.Washington unemployment trust fund -- a pool of money paid into by employers, then tapped to send checks to newly-jobless workers…

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In your mailbox soon...

Look for a fat voters guide to be in your mailbox soon, if it hasn't already arrived.That booklet's no small feat. According to the Secretary of State's office, there are 43 different versions of the thing, ranging from 80 to 264 pages. Several Central- and…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2008


Putting the "washing" back in Washington...

Despite what a USA Today headline said earlier this week, state environmental officials say, the state has not banned you from washing your car in the driveway.The Department of Ecology says it "provided guidance" to cities and counties last week, warning about the problems caused…

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File this under "When did we lose that right?"

Catching up...-U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, a Democrat who represents the Tacoma area, has introduced a bill to ban customs agents from summarily seizing the laptops or other devices of U.S. residents returning from overseas trips. There have been numerous reports of customs agents ordering people…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2008

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

When schedulers attack...

Think the tussle over tonight's presidential debate has been strange? Look at what's happening here.Gov. Chris Gregoire and challenger Dino Rossi have for weeks been planning a debate in Vancouver, hosted by The Columbian newspaper. Apparently, the paper and the two campaigns agreed on noon…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2008

Hearing Friday in GOP/Republican ballot tussle....

King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie will hear arguments Friday at 9 a.m. over halting printing of ballots describing Republican Dino Rossi's party preference as "GOP Party."Saying that a significant number of voters don't realize that GOP and Republican are synonymous, the state Democratic…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2008

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



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