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Spin Control archive for Jan. 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

On minimum wages and maximum salaries

OLYMPIA – While a House committee considered plans Tuesday to cut wages for some of the state's lowest-paid private workers, a Senate committee tried to emphasize the state doesn’t pay the salaries of its highest-paid public workers. The House Labor Committee considered five different changes…

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OLYMPIA -- Tribal drummers form a drum circle in the Capitol Rotunda on Native American Lobby Day, Jan. 31, 2012. (Jim Camden)

Drumming up some support

Drum circle in the Capitol Rotunda. OLYMPIA -- The best thing about the Capitol is one never knows what one will find going on in there. Sometimes it's a dairy princess serving up ice cream bars. Sometimes its the cattlemen offering 'burgers. (S-R reporters have…

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