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Spin Control archive for April 11, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013


GOP to put AR-15 up for bid 

State Republicans will have a chance to bid on a rifle at the center of the current gun-control vs. gun rights debate, an AR-15, at their spring fund-raiser this weekend. But State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur said auctioning off the semi-automatic rifle is not a…

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OLYMPIA -- Sen. Mike Padden, left, talks with Sen. Andy Billig Thursday on the floor of the Senate during debate on the National Cowboy Day resolution. (Jim Camden)

Senate: Ye-Haaaa for National Cowboy Day

Sen. Mike Padden, left, talks with Sen. Andy Billig on the Senate floor during the discussion of the National Cowboy Day resolution Thursday. OLYMPIA -- Ignoring the advice of almost every political consultant worth a darn that an elected official should not wear silly headgear,…

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Hitching a ride across the Pacific

OLYMPIA -- By now, most people have heard or read about the striped fish that came across the Pacific in a boat after the tsunami in Japan. But the boat that washed ashore near Long Beach was actually full of critters that made the trip.…

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Budget action likely today

OLYMPIA -- The House Appropriations Committee is likely to vote this afternoon on whether to advance the budget plan Democrats released yesterday, setting up debate on the floor on Friday. After a marathon hearing Wednesday, a few hours after the $34.5 billion spending plan was…

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