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Eye On Olympia archive for Dec. 2008

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008

Snow, a rarity in Olympia, has brought things to a near-standstill in the capital. (Rich Roesler / The Spokesman-Review)

Snow paralyzes capitol...

I know this is hard to believe in places with things like snow plows and sanders, but 2 1/2 inches of snow overnight has left the capital city at a near-standstill, with a small number of cars and trucks creeping over snow that's been compacted…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2008





FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 2008

Did you misplace that $1000 bill? 

Next Thursday and Friday in Kenmore, Murphy Auctions will sell to the highest bidder a long list of stuff found in abandoned bank safe deposit boxes.After at least five years of no payment and no contact with the owners, banks and credit unions can turn…

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Catching up:

I was in Spokane for a few days earlier this week; am now back in Olympia, trying to catch this blog up with events.A new campaign finance violation complaint against the state Realtors' association, as well as GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi and Attorney General…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2008

Another agency head heads into the sunset...

Another member of Gov. Chris Gregoire's cabinet is departing.Juli Wilkerson, head of the state Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, is leaving Jan. 9.In a statement, Wilkerson said she's proud of what the agency's achieved under Gregoire, but "I am unable to commit for…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2008

Senate chairs and leadership...

From the Senate Democrats:Agriculture & Rural Economic DevelopmentChair: Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-RaymondVice chair: Sen.-elect Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island Government Operations & ElectionsChair: Sen. Darlene Fairley, D-Lake Forest ParkVice chair: Sen. Eric Oemig, D-Kirkland Human Services & Corrections Chair: Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam Vice chair:…

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Dear God...

Five days after a Wisconsin atheist group erected a small sign in Washington's state capitol declaring that there is no God, someone has stolen the sign."We just heard that someone ran off with our sign," Freedom From Religion Foundation co-president Dan Barker said by phone…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2008

It's official: state Rep. John Driscoll, D-Spokane...

After a hand recount in a razor-thin race, Spokane election officials say that challenger John Driscoll, a Spokane Democrat, has successfully ousted state Rep. John Ahern, R-Spokane. Driscoll will represent the largely suburban 6th district, a crescent wrapped around western Spokane.Both men are in Olympia…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2008


The departures continue among state agency brass..

State Fish and Wildlife head Jeff Koening's resigned under pressure last night, apparently a victim of the tug-of-war between commercial fisherman and sport anglers. See The Olympian's story here.That was followed this morning by news of the impending departure of Jone Bosworth, the head of…

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