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Spin Control archive for Jan. 2014

SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

Looking forward to 2014 

As it has in some past years, Spin Control looks into the crystal ball for the first Sunday of 2014 to predict the year ahead. Regular readers might notice that some predictions seem familiar, like they’ve read them before. They have, but it doesn’t mean…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

Gun initiatives headed for Lege

OLYMPIA -- The Legislature almost certainly will have two chances to enact gun legislation in the upcoming session. It will almost just as certainly ignore both, and pass the question on to voters. Supporters of Initiative 594 turned in an estimated 95,000 additional signatures this…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Marcus Riccelli, who was later elected to the state House, runs the 2009 Bloomsday with his then-boss, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. This picture was provided by Riccelli.

I'll accept your challenge, Riccelli 

PHOTO CAPTION: Marcus Riccelli, then a staffer for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, runs the 2009 Bloomsday with Cantwell. Picture provided by Riccelli. I got an unusual news release yesterday from state Rep. Marcus Riccelli. Riccelli, D-Spokane, announced that his New Year’s resolution is to run…

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