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Record numbers of Americans dropping out of labor force
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Be Glad You’re Working – Record Numbers of Labor Force Dropouts in US History

For the first time in the history of the United States, the number of Americans not part of the available labor force has topped 90 million.

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How Do You Tell an Employee They Smell? Wow! Some of the Emails We Get at Newstalk 870

The subject line for the email was enough to make us peek inside.

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Inslee wants special legislative session for gas tax
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Inslee Wants to Call Special Legislative Session for 25-Cent Gas Tax Hike

You have to admire him for his tenacity.  Most of the time when you get posterized politically, you quickly learn a few lessons.

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Inslee taking middle ground on $15 hour minimum wage issue
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Gov. Inslee Walks Tightrope on $15 Minimum Wage Issue

He supports the fast-food workers strike, but not their outrageous demands.

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What Are the Most- and Least-Respected Brands in America?

The cola wars seem to have ended in a draw.

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Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages
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Anti-Gun Advocate Now Pushing for $15-an-hour Minimum Wage in Seattle!

The same person who brought us Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility now wants to raise the minimum wage.

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It took several weeks for I-5 bridge to be fully operational
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Canadian Shoppers Not Returning After Skagit River Bridge Repaired

Although the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has been repaired for several months,  the economic impacts are still visible.

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Inslee again shows preference towards green energy jobs
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Gov. Inslee Praises Creation of 20 Green Jobs, Continues Blocking Hundreds of Coal Jobs

Gov. Jay Inslee's support for renewable energy will be on display Aug. 22 as he dedicates the new headquarters of OutBack Power Corporation in Arlington, Washington as the company expands and plans to add 20 new jobs.

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Longview media scorch Inslee over environmental decisions
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West Side Newspapers Condemn Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Policies

A scathing editorial takes Gov. Inslee to task over job performance.

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Toyota Center
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Jehovah’s Witness Convention Not Returning to Tri-Cities Anytime Soon

Reports indicate it has nothing to do with the facility, service or other negative issues.

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