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Spin Control archive for Oct. 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire, dressed as Alice in Wonderland, with husband Mike dressed as the White Rabbit, greets 2 1/2 year old Jack Kesler of Olympia Halloween night at the governor's mansion. (Jim Camden)

Gov. 'Alice' offers treats

Gov.Chris Gregoire as Alice, and husband Mike greet trick or treater Jack Kesler, age 2 1/2 at the Governor's Mansion. OLYMPIA -- One thing Gov. Chris Gregoire is likely to miss when she leaves office at the end of this year is Halloween trick or…

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Ref 74 gets $25,000 from Brad Pitt

The campaign to pass same-sex marriage in Washington state got a contribution Wednesday that is far from it's biggest, but may be from one of its most celebrated donors: Actor Brad Pitt. And you thought he was busy making perfume commercials. Pitt recently gave $100,000…

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It's Halloween. Take your signs down

It's Halloween, which is great for the candy manufacturers, fun for the kids, but often terrible for campaign signs. Those placards on a stick are among the easiest targets for Halloween mischief. Mustaches and devils horns get spray-painted onto candidate faces, obscenities get scrawled on…

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Where to take your ballot

In Spokane County, there's a drop box at most public libraries, as well as a couple other spots. For a list, go inside the blog. For other Washington counties, click here to find the information on your county.

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