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Bipartisan Ex-Im Bank bill introduced in Senate 

Washington's two senators helped sponsor a bipartisan bill Thursday that would keep a major export program vital to the state from going out of business. But Congress, which starts a five-week recess this weekend, will have to use parliamentary shortcuts to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank...

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

Fractured metaphor

OLYMPIA -- There's an axiom in politics that anything worth saying is worth repeating, sometimes ad infinitum. Based on the late great special session, it would seem that even things not worth saying are worth repeating. That would be the only explanation for something Sen....

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Inslee signing Boeing legislation today

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee travels to the Museum of Flight this morning to sign legislation passed over the weekend in the hurry-up special session. Probably an appropriate backdrop, considering the session was all about luring a new Boeing assembly line and wing manufacturing plant...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

OLYMPIA -- Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, Majority Coalition floor leader, moves through the pro forma opening of the Legislature's Third Special Session with Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, foreground, and Sens. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, Brian Hatfield D-Raymond and David Frockt, D-Seattle, (l-to-r in background) (Jim Camden)

Special Session 3: They're baaaack. . .

Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, leads a lightly populated Senate through the pro forma opening for this year's Third Special Session. OLYMPIA -- The Legislature convened -- or should we say reconvened -- this morning, although if you overslept or lingered over that second cup of...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 2013

Special session starts Thursday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature will meet in a special session starting Thursday to consider a $10 billion transportation package and other legislation Gov. Jay Inslee said is key to landing the manufacturing plant for a new Boeing jetliner. Standing with legislative leaders, Boeing executives...

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Sunday Spin: The Boeing blame game

OLYMPIA – These are the dog days of the summer around the state capital. It’s not as uniformly sunny as Eastern Washington. But morning fog and low clouds – a pattern Seattle’s television weather heads describe with the more elegant-sounding title of “marine layer” –...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

Obama to visit Boeing on Friday

President Obama has added a stop at the Boeing factory in Everett as part of his Wasington state visit on Friday. Word from the Obama re-election campaign says it's part of the campaign theme of "an economy built to last based on American manufacturing and...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Murray in Common Cause sights for defense $

Super committee co-chairwoman Patty Murray gets more money from defense contractors than any other member of the panel assembled to find ways to cut the budget deficit. So says Common Cause, a public watchdog organization and longtime critic of the campaign financing system, in a...

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High rivers a blow to wind farms

When the wind is blowing and the Columbia River is flowing, wind turbine operators in Washington have a problem they are looking to France and Germany for help. Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is in Europe for a 10-day trade mission, said she met Thursday with...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Gov at Paris Air Show: Part Deux

Seattle will be the site of a "summit" on aerospace suppliers next March and a Bellingham company will expand to reconfigure planes for an Austrian airline, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday. Deals for both were struck during the second day of the Paris Air Show,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

Tanker contract fuels Senate campaign 

The nation's nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the Senate campaign in Washington state.An amendment to next year's Defense Authorization bill would have banned Airbus from getting...

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TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010


Pentagon will wait for Airbus tanker bid 

So this is how much clout the Washington congressional delegation has: A day after five House members join in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates to keep the schedule on track for building a new tanker to replace the KC-135, the Pentagon announces...It will...

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WA congresspersons to Pentagon: Keep tanker timeline

Five members of Washington’s congressional delegation joined an effort to keep the Pentagon from delaying its selection the builder of the next air refueling tanker by asking Defense Secretary Robert Gates not to extend the timeline for making that choice.Without mentioning either company by name,...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Flight of fancy, 787 style

Most of the time, when a plane takes off and lands, that's not news. It's only when it fails to take off or land that we get news.Today's an exception, however, because Boeing's newest plane design, the 787 Dreamliner, took off and landed for the...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

Coming soon: Boeing blame game 

Boeing Co.'s announcement that it will build jetliners in South Carolina was not particularly well received in Washington, as most readers can well imagine.Some Democrats were disappointed. Some Republicans were disappointed but more in a "we warned you" mind set.For a compilation of comments, go...

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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Sen. Patty Murray, who knows how to pick a friendly crowd, spent part of Tuesday talking about keeping defense jobs in the United States to the IAMAW.That's the International Association of Machiniest and Aircraft Workers, as in, the biggest union at Boeing.Murray, who has led...

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