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Spin Control archive for June 4, 2009


Ground "broken" for sewage treatment plant

One of the largest public works projects in Spokane County history -- one that has been nearly 30 years in the making -- got its official start Thursday as local officials held a dirt turner for the $140 million wastewater treatment facility.For those unfamiliar with...

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Council candidates keep a-coming

Spokane City Council seats continue to attract a large share of the attention among would-be candidates. Southeast Washington's 9th Legislative District seat is pulling them in, too.The Thursday afternoon count has 11 council candidates spread among the three districts:Amber Waldref and Mike Fagan in Northeast...

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AF: We like one tanker contract 

Air Force officials told a Senate subcommittee they still don't like the idea of "splitting the baby" on the new refueling tanker.That's not a surprise, because the Pentagon has been saying to anyone who will listen that they want to have one version of the...

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Getting some recognition for UW women

University of Washington's women's softball already has the College World Series trophy, so it's not clear how excited they'll be about congressional recognition.But Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduced a Senate Resolution todday, congratulating them on their first-ever NCAA championship. The resolution hasn't...

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