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Should Washington state pass a carbon tax or not?(Getty Images)
Should Washington state pass a carbon tax or not?(Getty Images)
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What Do You Know About I-732, The Carbon Tax Initiative? Find out Here

Much of the election attention in Washington state has been focused on minimum wage and other workforce issues, including I-1433, which would raise the minimum wage statewide, and force all businesses to offer paid sick leave, regardless of the number of workers. But there's another measure on the ballot that's going to affect all Washintonians.

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Local merchants hiring more people for holidays (Townsquare Media)
Local merchants hiring more people for holidays (Townsquare Media)
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Looking for Extra Work? Local Holiday Job Market Should Be Strong

Unlike some years, when part-time holiday jobs have been a bit scarce, this year should be promising.

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Voters will decide in November if ALL businesses should have to offer paid sick leave (Getty Images)
Voters will decide in November if ALL businesses should have to offer paid sick leave (Getty Images)
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What’s The REAL Surprise About I-1433, Besides Raising Minimum Wage?

This November, Washington state voters will decide not only whether to raise the state's minimum wage for every business to $13.50 by the year 2020, but whether to deliver a huge economic blow to small businesses.

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City will see repayment of missing money (Getty Images)
City will see repayment of missing money (Getty Images)
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Sunnyside Seeks Charges Against Former Employee for Fraud

$36,000 may not seem like at lot to a city government, take Seattle for instance. But to Sunnyside, it's significant. And with help from the state auditor's office, a former clerk is going to likely be facing charges.

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Savage has show cut by network (Michael Savage)
Savage has show cut by network (Michael Savage)
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Savage Show Censored by Network, Listeners Get Re-Run

If you listen to Michael Savage on Newstalk870, you probably noticed the 8-9pm hour was a little different.  Savage was alerted that in New York, on his flagship station WABC, his show was mysteriously "pre-empted" for a couple of back-bencher hosts Monday night.

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Pasco Downtown Authority Embezzled $53,000 More Finds Audit

A state audit has found that the Pasco Downtown Development Authority actually stole more money for personal use then previously thought...

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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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