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Spin Control archive for April 2, 2013


I-1183 changes proposed

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature is considering changes to the initiative that got the state out of the liquor business, changing some of the fees charged distributors and retailers. Liquor distributors told the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Tuesday they wouldn't fight a plan to…

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McMorris Rodgers invitee denied visa 

WASHINGTON — An Indian leader invited to the United States by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and other lawmakers has previously been denied entry. A U.S. Congressional delegation including McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, invited Indian government executive Narenda Modi to talk about economic development last week,…

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Kreidler heart surgery successful

OLYMPIA -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is recovering from a heart bypass and valve replacement surgery. A statement from his office said the surgery at an Olympia hospital was planned after doctors had monitored his heart for several months. Kreidler, 69, was elected to a…

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McLaughlin considering move to Spokane Valley 

Spokane’s most senior elected official is considering a move to the east. City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin said last week that she may move into Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District to run for the House seat held by state Rep. Larry Crouse – if he decides…

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WA Lege Day 79: Clock ticking for policy bills

OLYMPIA -- Many committees will be scrambling to get certain bills passed before Wednesday's deadline, but one House panel will be taking up a new proposal on liquor revenue. The Government Accountability and Oversight Committee has a proposal to change the fee structure for liquor…

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