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Spin Control archive for Feb. 20, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

OLYMPIA -- U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell (left) and Patty Murray meet in the wings of the state Senate on Feb. 20, 2012. Cantwell was coming out of the Senate Democratic Caucus after talking to its members and Murray was going in. They were in the state on the President's Day recess, and both stopped by the state Capitol to talk with fellow Democrats. (Jim Camden)

Fancy meeting you here

OLYMPIA -- You never know who will show up in the "wings" of the Senate or House chambers. That's the area behind the curtains, off the main floor, where members come and go, chat, discuss legislation. On Monday, two former legislators who have now gone…

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Presidents' Day Trivia

Although Wednesday is technically (although not actually*) Washington's Birthday, today is President's Day. It's a day we give a holiday to most government workers, banks, some parking meters and mail delivery. Congress gets the day off, despite the Separation of Powers. The Washington Legislature does…

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