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Spin Control archive for March 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Legislature 'apologizes' for salmon wars

OLYMPIA -- Native Americans who were arrested and jailed for"off-season" fishing in tribal waters before a federal judge ruled they were within their treaty rights are getting the legislative version of an apology. A unanimous Senate approved and sent to Gov. Jay Inslee a bill…

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Another predator tangles with Shelby 

Last year we brought you the story of Shelby, the dog who showed up at a Senate hearing in support of a bill to make it easier for landowners to fight off wolves attacking their livestock and pets. The six-year-old Siberian Husky mix didn't speak,…

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Murray questions OMB head about Hanford cuts

WASHINGTON - Sen. Patty Murray continued her criticism of President Obama's proposed cuts for cleanup of waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, taking his budget director to task at a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee which she leads. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Office of Management…

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