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Inslee says time for disussion on raising minimum wage
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Gov. Inslee Says It’s Time to Discuss Raising the Minimum Wage

Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday said it's time to have a discussion about Washington's minimum wage -- the highest in the country.

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft
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State Officials Courting Boeing’s Largest Competitor, Airbus

If they're serious about keeping Boeing in Everett and getting the 777x project, this might not be the way to do it...or is it?

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Construction jobs growing steadily in Oregon
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Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 – Big Gains In Many Occupations

The last time Oregon's unemployment rate was this low was five years ago.

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New Clean Energy Institute to grab $6 million in state funding.
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State to Spend $6 Million Researching Batteries, Solar Energy

Gov. Jay Inslee officially opened the Clean Energy Institute -- created last summer by the governor and legislators -- at the University of Washington to study and explore solar and battery sources.

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It's the ones with heads you have to worry about...!
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Mannequins Watching You?!? Facial Recognition Cameras Hidden in Many Retail Stores!

The next time you're in Walmart or another large retailer, make sure you don't have you finger up your nose in front of a mannequin.

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WA liquor stores going under
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Privatization Killing Off Old WA State Liquor Stores – Competition, Special Regulations The Cause

When the voters of Washington state approved doing away with the state's liquor store system, and allowed privatization,   hundreds of businessmen and women jumped into  bid on the 167 state-run stores that would be auctioned off.

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Google Wants Amazon Delivery Drone Idea Banned – Claims Privacy Issues

Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?  In the wake of numerous credible media reports that Google has allowed the National Security Agency back-door access to private citizens data,  now the search engine giant is blasting Amazon's delivery drone idea.

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Other states competitively bidding for 777x project
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Missouri, Kansas Set Sights on Boeing 777x, Offer Lucrative Incentive – Tax Programs

It was only a matter of time before we knew this would begin.

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Black Friday 2013 — A Guide to the Best Deals in Stores and Online

Black Friday has grown into a weekend of consumer-oriented festivities starting as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. We've put together a guide as to who’s open when and what kinds of deals you can find when you shop, either at brick-and-mortar stores or on the Web:

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DOE assistance program reportedly helped companies already contracted
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Audit Shows DOE Assistance Program Often Helps Companies Already Receiving Funding

It's called the Department of Energy Mentor-Protege Program.

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