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Spin Control archive for Jan. 1, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015

Spokane Mayor David Condon announces at City Hall on Friday an agreement with former acting Spokane police chief Scott Stephens. (Dan Pelle)

Condon recognized for environmental projects 

Spokane Mayor David Condon is being recognized for his administration's efforts to clean up the Spokane River through innovative public works projects. Condon is the recipient of the 2015 National Environmental Achievement Local Public Service Award, which is awarded by the National Association of Clean...

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MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

WALeg Day 22: 18 pot bills rolled into HB 1461

OLYMPIA –A House panel rolled 18 different proposals to change Washington’s marijuana laws into a single wide-ranging bill Monday, hoping to address at least some problems with the state’s medical and recreational pot systems. As currently written, the bill includes some contradictory provisions.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015

Sunday Spin: Where to start in opening the budget process?

OLYMPIA – Openness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder for government officials. This is clear in the discussions – some might call them grumblings – of proposed raises for state employees included in Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget after contract negotiations between his staff and the heads of the employees’ unions.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015


THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

A fire rages in the hills outside Carlton, Washington, on Sunday morning. The Carlton Complex fire has burned more than 240,000 acres. (Tyler Tjomsland)

WALeg Day 18: DNR response to Central WA fires blasted

OLYMPIA – Government agencies failed to react fast enough to smaller fires that grew last July into the largest wildfire in state history, Central Washington residents told legislators. While DNR supervisors defended efforts to battle the Carlton Complex, Okanogan officials accused them of being disorganized and ill-prepared.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015





TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015



Quintrall leaves city 

From the city: Business and Developer Service Director Jan Quintrall, who has led improvements to customer service and investment in the city, announced today that she will leave the City of Spokane. Mayor David Condon named Scott Simmons interim director to replace Quintrall, whose responsibilities…

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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015


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