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Spin Control archive for July 24, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

Court: Public records trump renters' concerns 

OLYMPIA – Renters who have been wrongly sued by their landlords can't have their names hidden in court records to prevent possible problems with finding future housing, the state Supreme Court said Thursday. Public interest in the judicial system outweighs renters' rights to privacy, a...

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Spokane County turnout nudges past 10%

Slightly more than 30,000 ballots for the Aug. 5 primary have been returned to the Spokane County elections office. That pushes turnout -- or turn in, to be more precise -- to about 10.5 percent countywide. County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said the county is...

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