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Spin Control archive for Jan. 23, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014



Medical pot bill moves to House

OLYMPIA -- A proposal to restrict medical marijuana and put it under the state Liquor Control Board was sent to the full House this morning. After adding more flexibility on the amount of the drug or number of plants a patient might have, the House…

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Panel narrowly passes Reproductive Parity Act

OLYMPIA -- With a one-vote margin, the House Health Care and Wellness Committee passed a bill that would require most insurance companies to cover abortion if they cover maternity services. HB 2148, often called the Reproductive Parity Act was denounced by opponents like Rep. Shelly…

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Local legislators reaching out by phone

OLYMPIA -- While Spokane-area legislators are spending most of their time for the next two months in Olympia,some are are trying to keep in touch with constituents by shifting the standard "town hall meeting" from a place to a phone number. Republican Reps. Kevin Parker…

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