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Many retailers in Umatilla County busted for selling to minors (Getty Images)
Many retailers in Umatilla County busted for selling to minors (Getty Images)
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Quarter of Umatilla Tobacco Dealers Caught Selling to Minors

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, over a quarter of Umatilla County tobacco-cigarette dealers failed when it came to properly asking for ID of potential customers, and sold tobacco to those under 18. This could lead to some significant changes.

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Sunnyside officials trying to find missing money. (Google Street View)
Sunnyside officials trying to find missing money. (Google Street View)
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Sunnyside Trying to Figure Out Where $18K Disappeared To

Sunnyside officials are working with the Washington State Auditor's office, trying to find out where nearly $18,000 dollars in utility payments have gone to.

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New law would not allow these guys to buy up all the tickets (Getty Images)
New law would not allow these guys to buy up all the tickets (Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Outlaw All Automated Event Ticket Buying (BOTS)

Washington state already has a law on the books forbidding the use of automated event ticket buying programs, often done by "bots" (automated ticket buying computer programs). Now, a Washington state senator wants it to go national.

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Offshore wind turbine project near Oregon stalls  (Getty Images)
Offshore wind turbine project near Oregon stalls (Getty Images)
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Offshore Wind Turbine Project Stalls in Oregon Due to Excessive Costs

An ambitious plan to install floating offshore wind turbines near Coos Bay, Oregon has stalled, although the company trying to do it has not formally withdrawn their proposal.

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Now, many Seattle businesses will be forced to schedule workers two weeks out or longer (Ben Pruchnie-Getty)
Now, many Seattle businesses will be forced to schedule workers two weeks out or longer (Ben Pruchnie-Getty)
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Seattle Passes “Impossible” New Worker Scheduling Laws

Some business owners in Seattle say the new secure scheduling laws will be "impossible" to work around, and will only result in fewer hours and more layoffs for many workers. Secure Scheduling is the latest brainchild of labor union backed Working for Washington, and could potentially leave business owners in serious trouble when it comes to last minute or sick worker scheduling.

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Pasco bookkeeper accused of embezzlement, theft (Getty Images)
Pasco bookkeeper accused of embezzlement, theft (Getty Images)
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Former Richland Bookkeeper Accused of Nearly $745K Embezzlement

A December trial awaits a 42-year-old former bookkeeper who's accused of stealing nearly $745,000 from a Richland doctor and using it for personal gain.

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Wallula mill in crosshairs of carbon crazy state officials (Google Earth)
Wallula mill in crosshairs of carbon crazy state officials (Google Earth)
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Gov. Inslee Steamrolls Legislature With New Pollution Rules, Targets Wallula

Because the legislature didn't give him what he wanted, the man who says he wants to the known as the 'greenest' governor in U.S. history is going to get his way...sort of.

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Bateman Island causeway removal discussed again (KNDU-TV)
Bateman Island causeway removal discussed again (KNDU-TV)
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State Officials Think Bateman Island Causeway Removal Would Be “Cool”

Others, not so much. After a flurry of discussion earlier this year, the subject of removing the causeway, or land path that joins Bateman Island to the shoreline is again on the table.

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Enjoy Incredible Bargains With New ‘Seize The Deal’ Online Auction

Water filtration systems, gift certificates to Synergy MedAesthetics, Massages, Family Getaway for up to 12 (!) people, great casino specials, and more!

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The people of Spokane voted 3rd least attractive (Getty Images)
The people of Spokane voted 3rd least attractive (Getty Images)
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Which Eastern WA City Made National “Least Attractive” List?

Travel And Leisure Magazine annually asks readers and travelers to rank the cities they believe to be the most and least attractive, and that includes the population.

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