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Legislator wants $13 minimum wage in Oregon
Legislator wants $13 minimum wage in Oregon (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislator Proposes $13 Minimum Wage

It's creeping south, but a little less than the Washington state plans passed in Seattle.

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Oregon approves some consumer pumping, but not everywhere
Oregon approves some consumer pumping, but not everywhere (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Senate Approves Self-Serve Gas Stations, But There’s a Catch

Before you get too excited about the Oregon State Senate signing off an finally approving self-pumping gas stations, there's a catch.   Actually lots of them.

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Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax
Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Group Warns of Lawsuit if New State Budget Includes Capital Gains Tax

Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.

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Negotiators reach budget deal in Olympia
Negotiators reach budget deal in Olympia (Washington state legislative website)
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WA Negotiators Reach Budget Agreement, Won’t Say if New Taxes Involved

At least Washington state probably won't go into July facing a shutdown, like last year. But will new taxes be part of the budget compromise reached in Olympia? Plan still has to be approved by legislators.

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Millions of Apples dumped on ground to rot in Washington state
Millions of Apples dumped on ground to rot in Washington state ( Photo by Xurxo Lobato/Getty Images )
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Record Washington Apple Crop Dumped in Fields to Rot! $100 Million Worth

When you combine a record crop, plus the West Coast port shutdowns or slowdowns, this is what happens.

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$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase'
$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase' (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Supporters Ok with Restaurant Failures, Says Report

Now that Seattle is becoming familiar with more restaurants and businesses closing due to the looming $15 minimum wage issue, a number of liberal bloggers and supporters of the idea are blithely tossing closures off as if they were nothing.

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4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors
4 Washington state pot stores cited for selling to minors (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot Stores Busted for Selling Weed to Minors

A recent "sweep" test by the Washington State Liquor Control board has already dinged four pot stores for selling weed to minors.

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Bertha tunnel machine badly damaged
Bertha tunnel machine badly damaged (Getty images)
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Seattle Tunnel Digger Bertha Suffers Major Setback (AGAIN!)

Bertha is fast becoming Washington state's "Bridge to Nowhere." Picture shows how far Bertha has gotten so far.

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Plant would have converted garbage to fuel
Plant would have converted garbage to fuel (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Pasco Green Energy Company Owner Will Stand Trial on Fraud

It's one of the biggest cases of fraud and corruption seen in the Mid-Columbia in many years, and the owner will stand trial for it.

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Boeing refuses to release emails between them and Clinton Foundation
Boeing refuses to release emails between them and Clinton Foundation (Getty images)
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Boeing Refuses to Release Emails With Clinton Foundation – State Department

On the heels of a suspicious deal between General Electric (GE) the Clinton Foundation, and the State Department,  a national group and some shareholders are demanding the aerospace giant release it's dealings with the controversial foundation.

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