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Spin Control archive for Jan. 10, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014

Not much church-state separation 

Newly appointed state Rep. Leonard Christian will take his oath of office Sunday during the morning service at New Life Church in the Spokane Valley. Christian was appointed this week to fill the seat left open by the retirement of Larry Crouse. The 2014 legislative…

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Daily Show tweets about WA pot biz rush

#TDSBreakingNews Washington State faces "too many pot growers" problem. In related news, Washington State wins award for "Best Problem". — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 10, 2014 As reported earlier this week in Spin Control: OLYMPIA — Washington is seeing a green rush of sorts…

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Putting things on the line for the Seahawks

If it's playoff season, that can mean only one thing in politics: Elected officials from Washington will make bets with elected officials in other locales over the outcome of Saturday's game between the Seahawks and the Saints. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell made a…

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Signature of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. This one comes from a letter he signed on Nov. 26, 2013 to the CEO of Deaconess and Valley hospitals.

Snyder on signature: I'm left-handed

Yesterday, I asked readers to guess which Spokane leader uses this signature. It belongs to City Councilman Jon Snyder. The above example comes from this letter. Snyder claims the signature is simply a big J. Me: "Is it a backward J?" Snyder: "I'm left-handed." He…

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