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Spin Control archive for Jan. 21, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014


Barring road art might not save much

OLYMPIA -- The state Transportation Department would be barred from spending highway construction money for art or special concrete designs on walls and bridges under a Valley legislator's bill. But that might not save much money to spend on other projects. The department said it…

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OLYMPIA -- Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, tells members of the March for Life on the steps of the state Capitol to continue the fight against legalized abortion. (Jim Camden)

Abortion foes fill Capitol mall

Rep. Matt Shea urges demonstrators for the March for LIfe to continue the fight against legalized abortion. OLYMPIA -- The annual March for Life brought several thousand demonstrators to the Capitol Tuesday, filling the north steps of the Legislative Building and the Temple of Justice.…

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The Shermanesque elevating of a spat

"Going Richard Sherman" might become the go-to phrase for someone who elevates trash-talking with a long-time adversary to a whole new -- and more public -- level. Consider this posting by Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick the city of Portland's website. Going Richard Sherman on…

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