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Eye On Olympia archive for March 27, 2008

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008

Winter sunshine's hard to find in Olympia...

After months of work, the state's "Sunshine Committee" this week recommended that finalists for government jobs should be made public and that more information should be released from investigations into child deaths.It's been slow going for the committee, a mix of attorneys, lawmakers, journalists and…

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Session in review: 4th District...

For the three lawmakers who represent eastern Spokane County in the statehouse, this year's legislative session was an exercise in frustration and eking out some quiet wins.All three are Republicans in a Legislature that tilts Democratic nearly 2-to-1. They introduced few bills. Not one passed.But…

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Session in review: 9th District...

It was a challenging year for lawmakers from the 9th Legislative District, a sprawling triangle that covers much of the Palouse. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, was a freshman appointee, staying up late at night reading bills for fear that he would accidentally approve something that…

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A candidate I-1000 backers would rather not see...

It’s not often that we Washingtonians pay much attention to congressional races in Michigan, but you can rest assured that there are some folks very unhappy with a certain independent’s recently-announced long-shot campaign.Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 79, says he’ll run for a seat representing the Detroit…

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Roach flap one of many...

From our suburban editions this morning:Republican Sen. Pam Roach caused a lot of consternation for Senate GOP leaders last week, when she blasted them in an e-mail to more than three dozen journalists.A quick review: The clash occurred shortly after Republican leaders banned Roach from…

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