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Spin Control archive for Jan. 11, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

Plastic bag ban gets a hearing

OLYMPIA – Banning plastic shopping bags throughout the state would keep them from showing up along roadsides, in landfills and in the bellies of whales in the Puget Sound, the sponsor of a proposed ban said Wednesday. But it would also force people out of…

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OLYMPIA -- Dr. Arun Raha, state chief economist, reads from his list of Top 10 Arun-isms at a press conference announcing he is resigning to take a job in Cleveland. (Jim Camden)

WA chief economist Raha to quit

Arun Raha reads from a list of his Top 10 "Arun-isms". OLYMPIA -- Dr. Arun Raha, the state's chief economist who delivered some the worst financial news in more than a half-century but managed a quip or a laugh to help ease the pain, is…

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