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Spin Control archive for Jan. 30, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

Legislators join football betting craze

OLYMPIA -- Washington legislators, in a rare bit of bipartisanship, have banned together to make a bet with their Colorado counterparts on the Seahawks-Broncos game. Among the booty at stake if the Broncos win: Cougar Gold Cheese (courtesy of Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville), Arbor Crest…

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Carrot or stick to fight pot business bans?

OLYMPIA – Legislators are trying to decide whether to offer a carrot or use a stick against local governments that don’t want to let recreational marijuana businesses set up shop inside their borders. The carrot: Offering up some of the taxes those businesses will be…

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Cantwell stepping down as chair of Indian Affairs

Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, is stepping down as chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee. Cantwell said during a meeting Wednesday that Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., will take over the committee in the coming months. No explanation was given, but a Washington Post report earlier this…

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