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It is hoped that selling Sears Kenmore appliances on Amazon will help provide needed money to prop up the rest of the Sears store lines. (Getty Images)
It is hoped that selling Sears Kenmore appliances on Amazon will help provide needed money to prop up the rest of the Sears store lines. (Getty Images)
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Will Amazon ‘Save’ SEARS? New Sales Agreement Sends Stock Soaring

Experts are not sure what the outcome will be, but the initial impact boosted Sears' stock by over 18 points.

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Benton County officials now seeking official pot ban  (Getty Images)
Benton County officials now seeking official pot ban (Getty Images)
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Benton County Now Officially Seeking Pot Ban on New Business

It originally began as a moratorium on new pot shops and business, but now County Commissioners are taking a stronger stance.

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Arlene's Flowers to have case heard by State Supreme Court (Arlene's Flowers Facebook)
Arlene's Flowers to have case heard by State Supreme Court (Arlene's Flowers Facebook)
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State Supreme Court Will Hear Arlene’s Flowers Case

Usually, when a judge makes a ruling and the affected party does not agree with decision, the state court of appeals hears the case. But in this situation, a little different.

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West Richland mail and ID theft suspect (West Richland PD)
West Richland mail and ID theft suspect (West Richland PD)
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West Richland REALLY Wants This Mail and ID Theft Suspect

It began as an investigation into mail theft, which has grown into reported identity theft.

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Move over driverless cars, here come the buses (Getty Images)
Move over driverless cars, here come the buses (Getty Images)
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Would You Ride a ‘Driverless’ Bus? One City Considering Them

So much as been said about the driverless car efforts being made by Google and others. But now, it appears one U.S. city is considering driverless shuttle buses.

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SEIU state council subject of serious complaint  (Getty Images)
SEIU state council subject of serious complaint (Getty Images)
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WA State A.G. Accuses SEIU State Labor Council of Campaign Violations

SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union, is no stranger to controversy, even breaking the law. Anyone who follows politics and labor activities knows the union has been accused of numerous wrongdoings, improper political lobbying, and other issues. They've even been accused of intimidation tactics during the 2012 Presidential election. As far back as 2008, 2009, various facets of SEIU have been entangled in controversy, nationally, regionally, and locally. Now the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a complaint in court, claiming illegal political action violations.

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Inslee vetoed bi-partisan plan that would have helped over 10,000 manufacturers (Getty Images)
Inslee vetoed bi-partisan plan that would have helped over 10,000 manufacturers (Getty Images)
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Critics Say Gov. Inslee Caved to Unions in Vetoing Tax Cut for Manufacturers

Although he denies it, critics, especially on the GOP side, are saying Governor Inslee caved into special interests and labor unions when he vetoed part of a bill that would give the same Business and Occupation tax rate as Boeing.

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Seattle City Council votes to impose income tax on wealthiest citizens (Getty Images)
Seattle City Council votes to impose income tax on wealthiest citizens (Getty Images)
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Seattle City Council Breaks State Law by Passing Income Tax on Wealthy

A quick and hostile legal challenge is expected, after the Seattle City Council voted 5-3 to place an income tax on the highest earners in the city.

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Pasco city council candidates to attend public introduction luncheon (Google Street View)
Pasco city council candidates to attend public introduction luncheon (Google Street View)
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Get Involved! Come Meet Pasco’s City Council Candidates July 17

Pasco plans to let citizens hear from the candidates for the upcoming City Council Elections later as we approach fall. Because there's a lot of folks in the running, Pasco's Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidates luncheon Monday July 17th.

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Legislature passes Family Leave Act, businesses will pay the brunt of the bill (WA state legislative website)
Legislature passes Family Leave Act, businesses will pay the brunt of the bill (WA state legislative website)
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WA Legislature Passes Paid Family Leave Act, Gov. Inslee to Sign Wednesday

You probably didn't hear about this over all the noise from education funding, possible 'government' shutdown, and some tax proposals. But now WA will become the 5th state to enact Paid Family Leave.

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