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November 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM

State Sen. Nick Harper, seen as rising star, abruptly resigns

State Sen. Nick Harper, who ousted an fellow Everett Democratic incumbent in a controversial 2010 primary and then quickly rose to become deputy caucus leader, has resigned. In a statement released just after the close of a special session Saturday, Harper said, “Unfortunately¬†my work in Olympia takes me away from my family far too much. They…

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October 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Spokane Valley lawmaker Larry Crouse to step down

State Rep. Larry Crouse The longest serving Republican in the state House plans to step down at the end of the year, according to a statement released Tuesday. State Rep. Larry Crouse, R-Spokane Valley, said his Dec. 31 resignation is for family reasons. The 68-year-old’s statement cited the fact that both he and his wife Peggy…

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July 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

McKenna staffer resigns after “insensitive” tweets

A policy assistant for Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign has resigned after coming under fire earlier this week for some old tweets she posted on Twitter, a campaign spokesman said. The tweets, which appeared to mock Asians and the elderly, were sent by Kathlyn Ehl before she started volunteering for the campaign in April. She became¬†a…

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