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House Democrats want tax on bottled water
House Democrats want tax on bottled water (Wa state legislative website)
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State Democrats Seek Bottled Water Tax, Among Others, In New Budget

The Washington State House Democrats are set to unveil their 2015 budget proposal, and it features new taxes in the name of "education."

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Starbucks pulls plug on controversial, offensive Race Together campaign
Starbucks pulls plug on controversial, offensive Race Together campaign (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Was Starbucks “Race Together” One of Biggest Corporate Blunders of All-Time?

While some say it actually worked because even more people were talking and thinking about Starbucks (if that's possible!) others say it's one of the biggest corporate blunders of all time.

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Washington State unemployment rate virtually unchanged
Washington State unemployment rate virtually unchanged (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Washington State Unemployment Rate Virtually Unchanged January Through February

At showing some stability, Washington state's unemployment rate showed virtually no change the first two months of the year.

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Terry Katz
Terry Katz
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Introducing Walla Walla Classifieds

Buy and sell your used or new items on Walla Walla Classifieds. Sell your cars, furniture, books, toys, electronics, and other items you don't want anymore.

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Auditor investigation now focuses on employee
Auditor investigation now focuses on employee (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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State Auditor Probe Focuses on Employee in Auditor’s Office

The name Jason Jerue is so unknown in the Washington State Auditor's office, most employees don't ever remember seeing him there.  That could be because the part-time technical writer telecommutes from California and has done so since the beginning of 2013.

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Tri city regional chamber
Tri city regional chamber (Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce)
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Tri-City Regional Chamber Plans FREE Government Contracting Workshop April 7

It's time for the next in a quarterly series of free workshops offered to area business owners, designed to help them learn how to more effectively land contracts that can greatly help expand their businesses.

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Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax
Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Capital Gains Tax Is an Illegal Idea Say Experts

In his efforts to close a budget gap of just under $2 billion dollars, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to impose a capital gains tax on what he calls the wealthiest "1%" of Washington's wage earners.  The only problem - he would be in violation of our state's tax laws.

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State auditor subject of possible Federal investigation
State auditor subject of possible Federal investigation (washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Releases Statement about State Auditor’s Investigation

When your state auditor has their home searched by Treasury Agents while the official is on vacation, and a subsequent subpoena is issued for documents, it gets peoples attention. But some reporters have found possible backround evidence as to why the feds are snooping around.

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Washington state auditor Troy Kelley
Washington state auditor Troy Kelley (Courtesy Washington State Auditor's Facebook Page- Via KPLU-Radio)
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Washington State Auditor Has Home Searched by Federal Treasury Agents

Federal Justice Department officials won't comment on the issue, but it's created a cloud of mystery.

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Seattle judge refuses to delay part of minimum wage law
Seattle judge refuses to delay part of minimum wage law (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Judge Refuses to Block Part of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law

If you own a McDonalds, Burger King, KFC or any other franchise inside the Seattle city limits, your wallet just took a hit.

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