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Spin Control archive for Dec. 20, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

Speaker of the House Tom Foley shoots a buffalo gun at the Spokane Valley Rifle and Pistol Range in this 1994 photo. Foley met with club members in an attempt to counter an anti-Foley NRA ad campaign that had begun in the 5th District of Washington state. (File)

What's unusual about this photo?

S-R photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings Today's story about assault-weapon bans had this photo from the 1994 campaign of then House Speaker Tom Foley shooting a buffalo rifle at a local shooting range. It's one of my favorite photos from the campaign, in part because there…

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Senate passes bill to rename Spokane VA

Spokane's Veterans Affairs Medical Center moved a step closer to getting a new name today as the Senate passed a bill to name it after two local Medal of Honor winners. The Northwest Spokane facility would become the Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center…

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