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Spin Control archive for April 2009

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009

On the Web: Deep Throat would be proud

Follow the money. That's what Deep Throat told Bob Woodward during Watergate. Or at least, that's what Hal Holbrook told Robert Redford in the Hollywood version.People have been repeating the admonition ever since. And the National Institute on Money in State Politics has borrowed it…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009

Just wait, we'll tell you eventually

On Thursday, Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick gathered with other city officials and about 100 of officers and civilian employees to talk about how the department might have to cut about $2 million in 2010. Tomorrow, Sen. Maria Cantwell will meet with about a dozen…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009

On the Web: Everyone goofs sometimes 

The only safe prediction to make is that you really can't predict things.Still, people keep making predictions. Now there's Wrong Tomorrow, a Web site that attempts to hold feet to the fire for pundits, authors, politicians and anyone else so sure of himself or herself…

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No charges in RPS garage death 

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will not file charges in the death of a woman who died when her car broke through a parking garage barrier and plunged five stories onto the ramp below. Tucker said Friday he is closing the investigation of the death…

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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


City to PD: We may need cuts in 2010

Spokane Police were told Thursday to begin thinking creatively about a cut to their budget next year which could top $2 million. Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, Mayor Mary Verner and Chief Financial Officer Gavin Cooley held a closed-door meeting with more than 100 members of the…

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When the smoke clears in the parks

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks.. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing on whether to ban smoking in city parks...But don’t count on it. If the ban holds, a person who lights up in…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

Today's fun video: Colbert satirizes Beck 

In the battle of the populists, who speaks for the folks, and who speaks for the faux? Stephen Colbert sends up Glen Beck in this segment.The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe 10/31 Projectcomedycentral.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNASA Name Contest

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April 15: It's party time 

Tax protesters in Spokane will hold their own "tea party" this month as they try to mobilize and create a new citizens' movement.The Spokane Tea Party, described on its Web site as "a peaceful protest to the massive spending of dollars we do not have",…

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