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Spin Control archive for July 2009

MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009


Knezovich running for re-election 

This will probably come as no huge surprised to anyone watching politics in Spokane, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is running for re-election.Knezovich filed paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission at the beginning of the year, but even incumbents who don't plan to run again do...

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Monday fun videos: An ode to Sarah Palin

This music video comes courtesy of reader and colleague Reiko Tateya in Yokohama, Japan, who brought to our attention a fun Web site that creates a song a day. Today's song is about Sarah Palin calling it quits. Thanks Reiko!And for those who slept th...

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SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009

Idaho could get stuck in this knife fight

There's a switchblade fight going on in Congress. Depending on who wins, North Idaho could bleed jobs at some point.This is not some latter day version of the Sharks and the Jets, minus the choreography. It's even nastier than some back alley knife fight, because...

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SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009

Take the July 4th quiz

Happy Independence Day. Spin Control is taking the day off, but if you’ve put out the flag, packed the cooler and bought the fireworks, only one question remains: Just how much do you really know about American history? The real history, that is – not...

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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

I-1033 only one to turn in signatures

Tim Eyman's Initiative 1033 is the only one that bothered to turn in signatures yesterday to the Secretary of State's office. Because today is a holiday, that means it's the only initiative with a chance to make it to the ballot.Among those left in the...

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Blast from past: July 4th Quiz

In honor of the three-day holiday, and as a sign of laziness, Spin Control is rerunning last lyear's July 4th Quiz. A new quiz is coming Saturday.So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last...

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THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009

I-1033 likely headed to ballot 

Tim Eyman's latest effort, Initiative 1033, appears headed for the November ballot. Eyman reports a few minutes ago that they have turned in more than 314,000 signatures, which is far more than the requirement of about 249,000 or the cushion of 292,000 they were shooting...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009

Push to save Shriners

Politicians and local business persons are gathering Thursday morning in an effort to convince the Shiners to keep their Spokane hospital open.It will be bipartisan, with Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, in front of the hospital building on...

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