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Spin Control archive for April 14, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

Flags going to half-staff for mudslide victims

OLYMPIA -- State agencies will lower flags on or outside their buildings to half-staff Tuesday to honor victims of the Oso mudslide, and keep them lowered through next Tuesday. Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the flag-lowering Monday afternoon for all state agencies and asked other governments,…

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OLYMPIA -- Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom addresses a group from Spokane in January 2014. (Jim Camden)

Rodney Tom calls it quits 

Rodney Tom addresses a delegation from Spokane last January. OLYMPIA -- Rodney Tom, a Republican turned Democrat who joined with GOP members of the Senate to form a ruling coalition for the last two years, will not run for re-election this fall. Tom, currently the…

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