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  1. Bill Boeing, Jr., 1922-2015
    Bill Boeing, Jr., 1922-2015
    Those of us who personally knew Bill Boeing, Jr. are deeply saddened by the death of this wonderful soul.  Not long ago, ...
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  2. “1989 – Year of Miracles”
    “1989 – Year of Miracles”

    Dear Friends,   It was 25 years ago today, that our first son John David Hutchison was born.  While we know what a miracle that was, another miracle of awesome historic importance was culminating in December 1989.   Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, each day brought news of the next European […]

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  3. In memory of Maya Angelou 1927-2014
    In memory of Maya Angelou 1927-2014

    Phenomenal Woman. Poet, writer, actress and optimist:   Before Oprah was the mega-star she became, KIRO TV hosted a reception in Seattle for clients and advertisers to meet the new host of the CBS daytime talk show. When Oprah was introduced, she walked to the podium and recited this delightful poem by Maya Angelou with […]

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  4. Celebrating with Bill Boeing, Jr.
    Celebrating with Bill Boeing, Jr.

    September 11, 2013 – What a wonderful afternoon with Bill Boeing, Jr., celebrating his award as executive producer of the award-winning documentary, “The Life and Legacy of William E. Boeing, Jr.” I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Boeing for two days, as he recalled memories and insights about the early days of the Boeing […]

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  5. WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison Reflects on Patriot Day
    WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison Reflects on Patriot Day

    Press release from Susan Hutchison, Washington State Republican Party Chair:   On the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, we offer our comfort and prayers to the families of the 2,977 innocent victims who lost their lives that September morning. We also honor the first responders who courageously […]

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  6. Democrat Party Chases Out Sonntag
    Democrat Party Chases Out Sonntag

    Press release from Susan Hutchison, Washington State Republican Party Chair:   Since my election to Chair of the WSRP I have declared that my goal is to elect good Republicans to work with good Democrats to do good for the citizens of Washington State.   For 20 years in public office, Brian Sonntag was one […]

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  7. Radio Interview: Susan Hutchison’s plan for the future of the state GOP
    Radio Interview: Susan Hutchison’s plan for the future of the state GOP

    John Carlson of Talk Radio 570 KVI (Seattle) interviews WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison. Listen to the interview here.

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  8. Washington Republicans Elect Former News Anchor Susan Hutchison as New State Party Chair
    Washington Republicans Elect Former News Anchor Susan Hutchison as New State Party Chair

    Washington Republicans Elect Former News Anchor Susan Hutchison as New State Party Chair by Bryan Myrick (NW Daily Marker), August 24, 2013   SPOKANE — Republicans in Washington State decided to draw from outside its ranks Saturday to replace recently resigned Washington State Republican Party Chair Kirby Wilbur, electing former television news anchor and King […]

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  9. Together We Can Win!
    Together We Can Win!

    Please call or email your county’s GOP State Committee members to urge them to support my candidacy. Here’s a link to the GOP State Committee contact information:   TOGETHER WE CAN WIN!   I’m Susan Hutchison and I’m running for Washington State Republican Party Chair. I’ve reached this decision with the enthusiastic support of […]

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  10. Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    Fourth of July from the Hutchison deck. Our Lego Statue of Liberty (a family project) stands tall with fireworks in the sky. Lady Liberty

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  11. Metaxas and Cavett
    Metaxas and Cavett

    Eric Metaxas, best selling author of Amazing Grace and Bonhoeffer celebrated his 50th birthday in NYC and we were there. Here Eric and Dick Cavett are singing and cutting up. Eric who is both scholar and comedian was the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012 and his latest book No Pressure, Mr. President […]

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  12. Galloping Gourmet at Home
    Galloping Gourmet at Home

      One of the joys of my year was introducing my brother Dave and his wife Terry to my friend Graham Kerr. Dave was visiting from San Francisco on his birthday, so I arranged a drive to Skagit County to visit Graham and his wife Treena. Dave is a competent and creative gourmet cook and […]

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  13. My friend Anne Simpson
    My friend Anne Simpson

    My friend Anne Simpson just stepped out of the cockpit of my flight to Europe on business. She’s the captain! What a treat! Anne is heading up the effort at the Museum of Flight to bring the Lockheed Electra to the museum in honor of Amelia Earhart.

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  14. Big Climb Day!
    Big Climb Day!

    This is the day of the Big Climb for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Up 69 flights of Seattle’s Columbia Tower – the tallest building west of Chicago. I was on a team led by firefighter Dan Nelson who has coached us since last fall. I finished walking up the 1311 steps in 20 minutes 16 seconds. […]

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  15. Anyone Can Do It!
    Anyone Can Do It!

    Thank you to those of you who have made donations at to my stairclimb of the Columbia Tower tomorrow. It’s not too late to donate by clicking on the DONATE button and typing in Susan Hutchison (without the n!).   Meantime, I will continue answering your FAQs which I began yesterday:   What is […]

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  16. Stair Climb Q and A
    Stair Climb Q and A

    Many of you have asked questions about Sunday’s Big Climb of the Columbia Tower in Seattle, so in the next few days I’ll try to answer your FAQs:   How high is it?   The building is 76 stories, and according to are climbing 69. That’s 788 vertical feet or 1311 stairs.   Why […]

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  17. The Big Climb is just 4 days away!
    The Big Climb is just 4 days away!

    This Sunday, on my birthday, I will be climbing the stairs inside the Columbia Tower – the tallest building west of the Mississippi. I’m climbing with a team led by Dan Nelson who did the Firefighters’ Climb a couple weeks ago, winning his 60+ age group. He has coached us for many months and I’m […]

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  18. Our Super Fit Firefighters
    Our Super Fit Firefighters

    Congratulations to my coach, Dan Nelson, who finished first in his age group (60+) in the Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb for Leukemia and Lymphoma on Sunday, March 10th. Dan had his best time ever after eleven years of competing in full gear weighing 55 pounds. At age 62, that’s a third of his body weight […]

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  19. Simonyi Fund: Mission Accomplished
    Simonyi Fund: Mission Accomplished

    After ten years at the helm of the Simonyi Fund I am pleased to announce “mission accomplished” for what we set out to do a decade ago … contribute significantly to worthy projects in the arts, sciences, and education. It has been my distinct pleasure to lead the foundation from inception to “sunset.” Charles and […]

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  20. Gotta Love Those Hawks!
    Gotta Love Those Hawks!

    Could we Seahawks fans have experienced more variety of emotion than we did on Sunday? Congratulations to the team and coaches for a splendid season, and especially to quarterback Russell Wilson, our newest sports hero.   P.S. – Young coach Dave Canales is a family friend – for his sake and all the others, I’m […]

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  21. Happy Birthday Slade!
    Happy Birthday Slade!

    Today is Slade Gorton’s 85th birthday. He served our state as legislator, Attorney General, and U.S. Senator – twice. His arguments before the Supreme Court and debates on the Senate floor demonstrated unrivaled skill, intellect and statesmanship. Slade was a trusted advisor when I ran for King County Executive, and I’ll never forget his words […]

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  22. KIRO Reunion
    KIRO Reunion

                We had a great KIRO-TV reunion on Saturday night. Billed as a “graduation party” for those who were laid off in budget cuts in December, the 125 people who dropped in spanned 35 years of great TV news, and included reporters, anchors, photographers, producers, writers, technical staff, and engineers. […]

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  23. Fiscal Decisions
    Fiscal Decisions

    This week the GOP address was delivered by my cousin-in-law Congressman David Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. We are related because his mother-in-law and my mother-in-law are sisters; i.e., our spouses are first cousins. David was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy which is why he has lost […]

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  24. Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!

    This is the way to start out the New Year with a BANG! Happy 2013 from our one and only Seattle Space Needle!

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  25. Holiday Thoughts
    Holiday Thoughts

    As I prepare to put away my menorah, a gift from Maestro Gerard and Jody Schwarz depicting musicians (of course!), and my family manger scene, I am thinking about how our traditions during the holidays remind us of lasting spiritual concepts, even as we press on to the new year.           […]

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  26. What We Can Learn from a SEAL
    What We Can Learn from a SEAL

    Had a chat with TV personality Cade Courtley recently about his new book SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster. He had been on CNN that day describing how easy it would have been for just three people to pull a man from the path of a New York City subway […]

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  27. At the Feet of Lincoln
    At the Feet of Lincoln

    While in Washington, D.C. on a jog around the monuments, I took a quick detour up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Lincoln and the 13th Amendment has renewed popular interest in this great president. The monument with the Gettysburg Address on one wall and the Second Inaugural Address on […]

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  28. Museum of Flight’s Charles Simonyi Space Gallery opens
    Museum of Flight’s Charles Simonyi Space Gallery opens

    An exciting morning Saturday at the Museum of Flight as we officially opened the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. This has been one of my major projects over many years as head of the Simonyi Fund.   Come visit and walk through the Full Fuselage Trainer (which is a space shuttle without wings) and see one […]

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  29. Remembering 9/11
    Remembering 9/11

    I am here at this beautiful and solemn place as the nation remembers 9/11 and the thousands of lives taken from us in that horrific attack against America.   This picture is the flag-draped Freedom Tower which is replacing the World Trade Center, and in the foreground, the gaping hole of the north tower which […]

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  30. Kathi Goertzen
    Kathi Goertzen

    TV news colleague and friend Kathi Goertzen died today after a long, courageous battle with a brain tumor. As we watched the ravages of multiple surgeries and chemo treatments the past few years, the tumor in fact did not diminish her, but revealed her greatness.   In a business that extols outer beauty, her inner […]

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