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Spin Control archive for Aug. 1, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012

More words for the Nov. 6 ballot

OLYMPIA -- Voters get to weigh in on two more ballot measures in November, a pair of advisory votes on changes to tax law the Legislature approved this year. One involves petroleum taxes, the other involves a tax break for large banks on mortgages. They're…

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Governor to come east

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire will make a two-day swing through Central and Eastern Washington this week, with visits scheduled to highlight irrigation projects, flood damage victims and wine research. Gregoire is scheduled to stop in Yakima Thursday morning to discuss an irrigation project on…

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OLYMPIA -- Worker atop the Capitol Dome eases a rope down the side as the state prepares for a major cleaning project of the Legislative Building. (Jim Camden)

Throw me a line

Worker atop the Capitol Dome eases a rope down the side as the state prepares for a major cleaning of the Legislative Building Wednesday. The cleaning is scheduled to continue into next week.

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