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Spin Control archive for May 6, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

Mudslide communities getting tourism money

OLYMPIA -- Areas near the Oso mudslide will get some state money to boost tourism this summer as a way to help their economies. Gov. Jay Inslee approved a $150,000 request from the state Commerce Department to supplement local business and government spending on promoting…

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"A country run by idiots"

Audience comments during the Spokane City Council’s debate over adding gender identity to local civil rights protections were at times so graphically vile that Councilman Jon Snyder suggested it was evidence of why the ordinance is necessary. Former state Rep. John Ahern, for example, warned…

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Sims named health exchange chairman

OLYMPIA -- Ron Sims will be the new chairman of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates the state's online system for finding health insurance. Sims, a member of the Washington Health Alliance board, is a former King County Executive and former deputy secretary of…

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Update: More Eastern WA pot store locations

To check for locations, enlarge the map or click on the locator pins. OLYMPIA -- When the Liquor Control Board announced the "winners" of its lotteries for recreational marijuana stores, it also mentioned there were other applicants getting the green light to secure a license…

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