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Eye On Olympia archive for July 2009

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

Be well... 

As I blogged about a week and a half ago, I'm moving on to a new job. (Here's my farewell column.)I'll set up a URL redirect on in the next day or so. Tempting though it is to steer you faithful readers to The…

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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009

Unemployment up, but just a little...

The state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is now 9.3 percent, up 2/10ths of a percent from May's revised rate of 9.1 percent."We are beginning to see signs that our economy may be stabilizing and recovery efforts are working, but it will take time," Gov. Chris Gregoire…

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MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009


Capitol press corps loses another... 

And this time, it's me. After nearly 9 years covering Olympia for an Eastern Washington audience, I'm taking a public-affairs job with the state insurance commissioner's office.I love what I do, and am deeply grateful to the Spokesman-Review and to everyone who's clicked on this…

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MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009

"The top 10 human poisonings list"...

Ran across an interesting list recently while writing about budget cuts to the state Poison Center, (the logo for which probably makes the state's tourism folks squirm.)The budget-cut changes, by the way, include forking over $30 on your credit card to get advice about a…

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