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Willie Nelson to launch own pot brand next year
Willie Nelson to launch own pot brand next year (Photo by Liaison/Getty Images)
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Willie Nelson to Enter Pot Business – Brand Available in WA in 2016

For decades, he's been one of the biggest advocates for marijuana, and starting next year (reportedly) his weed will be showing up in Washington state pot stores.

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Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down
Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down (Washington state auditor's office)
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Gov. Inslee Issues Resignation Letter to State Auditor – Read It Here

We don't always agree with Gov. Inslee on many issues. But on this one, we completely agree on his call for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to step down from his position. Kelley is facing multiple federal tax evasion, fraud and other issues stemming from business deals in his mortgage-real estate firm before he became Auditor.

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Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax
Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Washington Farmers Join Fight Against Gov. Inslee’s Energy Tax [VIDEO]

The effort began a few months ago with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and now the Washington State Farm Bureau (WFB) has joined in the fight.

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New York $15 minimum wage protestors
New York $15 minimum wage protestors (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rallies Actually Attempt at Unionization

Newstalk 870 reported on what is being called the "4-15-$15 Rallies" Wednesday in Spokane, Yakima and Pasco, with a video showing a meager turnout at the McDonalds on Court Street. But new information released by the Freedom Foundation shows the REAL motivation behind these rallies.

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$15 minimum wage rally coming to Pasco April 15th
$15 minimum wage rally coming to Pasco April 15th (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rally Coming to Pasco McDonalds April 15th

A group calling itself Working Washington plans to stage a rally, April 15th at the Pasco McDonalds starting at 9:45am.

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New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs
New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs . (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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Bill Banning ‘Ticket-Bots’ Passes State Senate – Outlaws Computerized Vendor Purchases

We don't always agree with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. But on THIS one, he got it 100% right. The Senate passed the bill, the House already has, and it will soon become a law.

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Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage
Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Statewide $15 Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in Senate – Won’t Vote on House Bill

Once again, the last line of defense in the State Senate has business owners - especially small ones - breathing a sigh of relief. At least ones OUTSIDE of Seattle.

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Amazon testing drones at secret location in British Columbia
Amazon testing drones at secret location in British Columbia (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Grounded in Washington State, Amazon Now Testing Delivery Drones in Canada

Leave it to the British papers (again!) to get the scoop on amazing technology being tested, and bringing the real story about stuff in our backyard.

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Medical identity theft fastest growing problem in America
Medical identity theft fastest growing problem in America (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Medical Identity Theft Becoming Growing Problem

Some of the explosion of this new form of identity theft is due to Obamacare, other experts say it was inevitable in our information and technology age.

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Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again!
Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again! (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for McDonald's)
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New Bill Would Raise Washington’s Minimum Wage to $12 – $15 Next?

The Washington State Senate Monday will hear testimony on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage (already the highest in the nation) to $12-per-hour, in $.50 increments over the next five years.

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