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Spin Control archive for Jan. 17, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

I-522 campaign rerun on GMO salmon bill

OLYMPIA – For a while, it seemed as though someone hit the rewind button Friday in the Legislature. Last year’s ballot battle over genetically modified food was being rerun in a hearing as some fishing groups called for a ban on re-engineered salmon and others…

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OLYMPIA -- Senate Majority Floor Leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sports a Seattle Seahawks hood and scarf as he moves the Senate through the pro forma session Friday. A dress code that usually requires business attire on the Senate floor was relaxed to allow Seahawks jerseys and other paraphernalia or blue and green clothing. (Jim Camden)

Seahawks day at the Lege

Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sports Seahawks attire while leading the Senate through today's pro forma session. OLYMPIA -- It is Seahawks attire day in the Capitol, where Senators and staff were allowed -- actually encouraged -- to wear team attire or team colors and a…

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WA Lege Day 5: A smorgasbord of issues

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature has a smorgasbord of issues on its hearing schedule today. Genetically modified fish. Old convictions for tribal fishing protests. Ski lift safety. EPI pens. Sexually violent predators. Crooks in body armor. All those and more will be the subjects of bills…

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