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Spin Control archive for Sept. 10, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012



Baumgartner baby born

State Sen. Mike Baumgartner took time off from the campaign trail Monday for the birth of his second child. His wife Eleanor delivered a boy, just before 11 a.m. in Spokane. Roman Otway Leo Baumgartner weighed in at 6 pounds 10 ounces, the campaign said.…

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Candidate forum Tuesday evening

The Riverside Neighborhood Council hosts a candidate forum starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Spokane Library. The schedule is set up to give voters a chance to meet candidates before the forum, and to ask them questions during it. Confirmed for the forum,…

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Liquor sales up in July

OLYMPIA -- After dropping during the first month of private liquor sales, the amount of liquor sold and the taxes the state got for it went up in July. The state Revenue Department said sales were up about 15 percent this July compared with July…

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Big surprise: Obama endorses Inslee 

Democrat Jay Inslee's gubernatorial campaign is all aglow today with President Barack Obama's endorsement of their guy. Wait a minute. Hasn't Obama been a fan of Inslee's all along. Didn't he wish him well last spring in marking Inslee's departure from Congress to campaign full-time?…

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Ryan in WA today, Clinton on Saturday

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in the Seattle area later today for two fund-raisers. The Wisconsin Congressman is attending an evening reception, where tickets start at $1,000, followed by a separate dinner, tickets $25,000. Those events aren't open to the public or…

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