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Spin Control archive for Jan. 19, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

9th Circuit: WA primary system OK

OLYMPIA -- Washington state's current primary system which has candidates stating their party preference rather than a party affiliation and sends the top two vote-getters to the general election is constitutional, a federal appeals court said today. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims…

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Spokane to Lege: Finish the med school project

OLYMPIA -- Rain, snow and sleet is keeping postal carriers from completing some rounds in and around the capital, but it isn't deterring a delegation from Spokane from lobbying for key projects and issues with legislators. A delegation of about 60 Spokane-area business and government…

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Gov declares weather emergency

OLYMPIA -- Snow and ice around the state have prompted Gov. Chris Gregoire to declare a winter storm emergency, activating the National Guard and suspending rules for delivering milk from dairies. Gregoire's emergency declaration orders the adjutant general to activate whatever units necessary to help…

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