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Spin Control archive for Jan. 1, 2010


Name that tune

OLYMPIA -- There is a tradition, before the Legislature starts, to gather the leaders of the two parties and the two houses and give the news media a preview of the upcoming session.During that session, there is also a tradition, for a member of the…

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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

Jon Snyder, center rear, wears gloves and a sign that says “Don’t Touch Me I’m Sick” as he gathers at the home of some supporters to watch results at his primary election party in Spokane. He became ill earlier in the week and didn’t want to infect his supporters. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

A new year, a new Spokane City Council 

The results of the November election were on display for the first time Monday in the Spokane City Council chambers.The three council members who won seats in November, Nancy McLaughlin, Jon Snyder and Amber Waldref, were sworn in by City Clerk Terri Pfister. The brief…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 2010

Double Zeroes gone, not forgotten 

Local politics for the double 0’s, or whatever we call the last decade, started with a promise of a new millenium and a broken campaign promise. It ended of lots of zeroes behind red-hued numbers -- the difference between what our governments expect to take…

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