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Spin Control archive for June 30, 2009

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Austin pays county

Spokane County expects to receive a total of $30,000 by the end of the week that will cover monthly payments through July from racetrack operator Bucky Austin. County officials will meet Monday with Austin and his staff about notices from contractors for past-due bills totaling…

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Envision Spokane to turn in petitions

Envision Spokane, the organization promoting a "Community Bill of Rights" for the city, says it will turn in the signatures Wednesday morning for its petitions to put the proposed charter change on the November ballot.The group needs at least 2,795 valid signatures from registered city…

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WA flags ordered to half staff

Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered flags on state buildings lowered to half staff Wednesday in honor of 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw of Steilacoom.Bradshaw, 24, died June 25 in Kheyl, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device was detonated.

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