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Last updated 1/23/2020 at 11:35am

10 Years Ago

Jan. 21, 2010

Cheney School District banked on future enrollment growth and a promise of no new taxes to convince voters to pass a $79 million capital bond. Taxes would actually go down due to the expiration of another levy.

A $2.6 million budget gap had Gov. Christine Gregoire threatening to close Pine Lodge Correctional Center for Women, despite a bill passed by the Legislature that specifically stated no closures were to occur unless specified in a final facility closures report.

20 Years Ago

Jan. 20, 2000

Larceny was to blame for an 8 percent year-over-year increase in cri...

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