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Spin Control archive for Oct. 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Fact-checking Prez Debate III

President Obama and former Gov. Romney kept the fact-checkers busy last night in their final debate. Here's some of the analysis: Politifact found quite a few partial truths, but called the Romney claim that Obama went on an apology tour a "pants on fire" lie.…

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Condon relents on ombudsman

Spokane’s first police ombudsman will keep his job for another year. Mayor David Condon decided in August not to renew Ombudsman Tim Burns’ three-year contract. The move angered some City Council members, who questioned why Condon was willing to let the city go without an…

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Big money continues to roll in to campaigns

With just two weeks left for voters to return their general election ballots, large amounts of money are flowing into some Washington campaigns for top offices and measures that propose major changes to state law. The state Democratic Party reported a $350,000 contribution Monday to…

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WA poll: Gov race tied, ballot measures ahead

Washington's gubernatorial race was tied in a recent poll of state voters, while ballot measures for same-sex marriage, legalized marijuana and charter schools were all leading. The poll of 500 voters last week as the ballots hit the mail had Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

WA voter rolls hit record, still growing

OLYMPIA -- Washington has a record 3.88 million voters registered for the Nov. 6 general election, and the number continues to grow by several hundred a day. That's up by nearly 150,000 voters just since the state primary in August. "We've never been in this…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Election officially begins in Washington

Washington's Election Day, which is actually a nearly three-week period, began today as county elections offices around the state began mailing out ballots. Some have so many that the process will continue through Friday to meet the statutory deadline for getting all ballots in the…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

Spokane Labor Rally Wednesday

Many of the state's Democratic candidates will be appearing Wednesday afternoon at the Spokane Labor Rally at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds. The Labor Rally is one of the iconic events on the political calendar in even-numbered years. The speeches rarely reach the level of great…

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Triple-header debate night

Political junkies can watch a debate triple-header tonight, or as much of three different matchups as they can stand. The second presidential debate, this one a Town Hall style matchup, starts tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific. The 90-minute debate is live on the three major…

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MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

PDC: Inslee campaign followed rules

The state’s campaign watchdog on Monday rejected complaints about contributions and spending by Democrat Jay Inslee. Just days before Washington’s voter get their ballots in the mail and just over three weeks before the deadline to mail them back, the Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously…

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McKenna: Too many permits, not enough help 

Washington has too many licenses and permits for business, and doesn't do a good job of making it easy for companies to find out what they need to get them, Rob McKenna said today. The Republican attorney general running for governor promised to do more…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

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