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Spin Control archive for May 20, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, talk before Inslee signs Padden's bill to allow medical examiners to discuss the results of autopsies of people who die in custody or in actions with police. (Jim Camden)

Inslee signs autopsy bill 

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Mike Padden talk before the autopsy bill is signed. OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s medical examiners should feel free to talk about the results of investigations into deaths that involve actions by law enforcement officers. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill…

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Inslee vetoes part of transportation budget

OLYMPIA – A legislative compromise over a controversial bridge over the Columbia River was sliced out of the state’s $8.8 billion transportation budget Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee, who insisted it would endanger federal money and could lead to the bridge not being built. Just…

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OLYMPIA -- Ava Conner, age 6, joins a rally on the Capitol steps in support of new package of transportation projects and taxes. (Jim Camden)

Supporters of roads package rally 

Ava Conner, 6, accompanied her mother Jennifer to the Capitol for today's rally for a transportation package. OLYMPIA -- Shouts of "Pass it Now" filled the Capitol steps this morning as supporters of a new package of taxes and road projects tried to goad the…

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