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Spin Control archive for Dec. 13, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

Spokane to close its IMAX at end of year 

The IMAX at Riverfront Park only will be open for six months. The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to close the theater after Dec. 31. It will open for six months in the spring. Park officials estimated that shortening the schedule would save…

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OLYMPIA -- Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, holds up charts during a press briefing in his office that show chart indicating where state government has reduced spending on social programs.   (Jim Camden)

Hargrove: Coalition isn't sharing power

Sen. Jim Hargrove shows charts that indicate where state government has reduced spending on some social programs. OLYMPIA -- Senate Democrats don't know yet whether they will accept an offer to lead six legislative committees in the coming session, Sen. Jim Hargrove said today. The…

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Baumgartner No. 2 on budget panel

OLYMPIA -- Sen. Mike Baumgartner would serve as vice chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee next year under the proposed "coalition" majority in that chamber. The Spokane Republican, who is halfway through his first term, said he thinks the coalition of the Senate's…

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Cantwell to head Indian Affairs Committee

Sen. Maria Cantwell will be the chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee in the new Congress. Democrats announced their expected committee assignments for next year, which are essentially done deals for everything but a pro forma vote at the beginning of the session. Cantwell has…

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