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Eye On Olympia archive for Oct. 3, 2008

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