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Spin Control archive for Sept. 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 2013

Army to issue separate coal port reports

Any marriage of convenience between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of Washington for environmental statements on new coal ports was dissolved last week for what appear to be irreconcilable differences. They will issue separate statements, possibly with very different conclusions, about…

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Legal pot hearing in Spokane Oct. 9

The state agency developing rules for legal recreational marijuana in Washington will hold a hearing in Spokane on Oct. 9. Another hearing will be in Seattle Oct. 8. The Washington State Liquor Control Board said Friday the hearing will start at 6 p.m. at the…

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Lege ethics rules on football tickets 

OLYMPIA– A legislator who accepts an invitation to a Husky or Cougar football game to sit in the university president's box with all the complimentary food and drinks isn’t breaking any ethics rules. A legislator who takes a couple of free tickets to take a…

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WA pot rules, by the numbers

Rules for legal recreational marijuana in Washington 3 Number of licenses to grow, process or sell marijuana allowed for any person or company 8.25 The average amount of marijuana, in grams, per adult that would come from the allowable crop of 40 metric tons. 50…

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Legal marijuana likely available next June 

OLYMPIA — Anyone waiting to legally buy recreational marijuana in Washington will have to wait about nine months longer. Revised regulations given tentative approval Wednesday for a system to license, inspect and track the drug would probably get the first lawfully grown and processed marijuana…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Cowan to challenge Baumgartner in 6th 

The head of a local movie production company said he will challenge an incumbent senator in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District next year. Democrat Rich Cowan, chief executive officer of North by Northwest, said Tuesday he will run against Republican Sen. Mike Baumgartner, contending the incumbent’s…

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