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Spin Control archive for July 2013


Legal marijuana hearing at convention center

A hearing on proposed state rules for growing, processing and selling legal marijuana will be held Aug. 8 at the Spokane Convention Center. The Washington State Liquor Control Board scheduled four hearings from Aug. 6 through Aug. 8 around the state to get reaction to…

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Tom Foley is a former Eastern Washington Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives. This is a 1989 photo of Foley reading in his office in Washington, DC.  The photo was taken shortly before Foley was sworn in as Spearker of the House. (Photo Archive / The Spokesman-Review)

Foley tribute planned for July 24 at Bing

Tom Foley, in 1989, just before being elected speaker of the House. File photo. Spokane’s longest-serving congressman, Tom Foley, will be the subject of a “living tribute” organized by a pair of local businessmen later this month. . . To read the rest of this…

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SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

Registration deadline approaching 

Washington residents who want to vote in the Aug. 6 primary but aren't registered have until Monday to sign up online or by mail. Want to register? Click here. That's the first big deadline for voter registration for the primary. If you miss that, you…

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

Marijuana hearing in Spokane

The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold a hearing next month in Spokane on its new proposed regulations governing the production, processing and sale of recreational marijuana. The hearing, the last of four the board will hold on regulations that got a tentative approval…

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Try our Independence Day quiz 

So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last two words to "The Star Spangled Banner" are not "Play ball," and bleed red, white and blue. On July 4th, we all feel that way. But…

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This is the logo that will be on legal marijuana in Washington State. (Washington State Liquor Control Board)

Outdoor grows in, marijuana logo out

Proposed logo scrapped, another one being developed OLYMPIA -- Washington will allow legal marijuana to be grown outside if it has adequate security, under new rules receiving preliminary approval today by a state board. It might have an unlimited number of marijuana growers and processors,…

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Medicaid expansion: Info campaign coming

OLYMPIA – Washington’s new state budget signed into law this week relies on the expansion of Medicaid, both to provide health insurance to hundreds of thousands of people and to help balance its bottom line. But state residents will have to wait until October to…

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Well, it's 'Medi-' something

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee's recent press conferences have been a mix of the good and the bad from the late legislative session. Yay for the billion added to public schools, the tuition freeze for colleges, expanded health care, the social service programs included in…

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

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