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Spin Control archive for June 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014


Sunday Spin: WA No. 1 for 'making a living' 

OLYMPIA – Workers of Washington rejoice. You’re in the best state in which to make a living. At least that’s the view of, an online business magazine that put the Evergreen State at the top of its annual rankings for the second year in...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014



McMorris Rodgers challengers find hope in Cantor loss 

The day after the House’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping Wednesday for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in the August primary – one Republican, one...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Congressman Tom Foley, and wife Heather (far right) answer questions from reporters in the late evening on election night Nov. 8, 1994 in Spokane. Foley trailed throughout the night and lost the election to George Nethercutt, ending a 30-year political career. (Anne Williams / The Spokesman-Review)

Nethercutt: Cantor loss is warning to GOP leaders 

Former Rep. George Nethercutt, who pulled off his own dramatic unlikely Congressional victory 20 years ago unseating Speaker of the House Tom Foley, of Spokane, said Tuesday he could see parallels between his experience and that of David Brat. “It’s a message, as I look...

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Inslee heading to UK, Finland 

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee and folks from the state Department of Commerce are heading to jolly old England next month where Washington has a booth at the Farnborough Air Show. The United Kingdom and France sort of alternate the big European air shows, holding...

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Sunday Spin: Inslee to pass on Hoopfest '14

OLYMPIA – For the second year in a row, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t be able to make good on a post-election promise to come to Spokane to play in Hoopfest. Inslee, an admitted hoop-aholic, played in the 2012 tournament during the gubernatorial campaign, and made...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

Lege committees hit Spokane June 17

The Senate Energy and Environment Committee comes east for a June 17 hearing on possible legislation to control oil trains. Leaders of the House and Senate Joint Transportation Committees will talk about freight and regional transportation priorities the same day, then do two-day bus tour...

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AG: Same-sex spouses to be covered in business health plans

OLYMPIA -- Businesses that offer health coverage to opposite-sex spouses must also offer it to same-sex spouses, state officials said today. Insurance plans must offer equal coverage to all spouses. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sharon...

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OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee practices deploying a fire shelter during an annual exercise in the park below the Capitol at the start of fire season.  (Jim Camden)

Practicing for fire season

Inslee deploys a fire shelter during a practice session near the Capitol. OLYMPIA — With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if the nation doesn't...

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