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Spin Control archive for April 9, 2013


Asbestos labelling passes House

OLYMPIA -- Products that contain asbestos would have to be labelled in Washington state stores under a bill that passed the House Tuesday. Approving a bill that already passed the Senate, the House voted 65-28 to support a bill first introduced by Sen. Andy Billig,…

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Senate Capital Budget released

OLYMPIA -- The Senate's plan to spend some $3.6 billion on projects large and small, known as the Capital Budget, was released today with nearly $67 million for projects in Spokane County. Among the largest Spokane-area projects are $8.5 million for the Extended Learning Center…

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6th District call-in tonight 

Sen. Mike Baumgartner and Rep. Jeff Holy, two Republicans who represent Spokane's 6th Legislative District, are holding a town hall meeting by phone this evening. The session will feature a live poll of those on the line and a chance to ask questions of the…

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Child sex-abuse prosecutions extended 

OLYMPIA -- Victims of child sexual abuse could report their assaults up to the age of 30 under a bill approved today by the Senate. The bill extends the statute of limitations for charging suspects in child sexual abuse cases, which currently require a victim…

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Did the City Council violate City Charter? 

Last night’s City Council meeting boiled down a debate on the definition of shall. The Spokane City Council’s creation of 13 new public safety departments appears to violate the City Charter. But city attorneys insisted that “shall” does not always mean shall, at least not…

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