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New bill would add big fees to pot licenses (Getty Images)
New bill would add big fees to pot licenses (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Would Dramatically Increase Pot License Fees

If a proposed House Bill passes, the already expensive proposition of growing pot, processing it and selling it would get more expensive.

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Pre Poo Spray (Courtesy Amazon.com)
Pre Poo Spray (Courtesy Amazon.com)
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No Super Bowl Party is Complete Without ‘Pre-Poo Toilet Spray’

We live in an age where just about everything has been thought of, at least until now.

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Legislators busy with designating official state mushroom (Getty Images)
Legislators busy with designating official state mushroom (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Would Designate Official WA State Fungi (Mushroom)

Hmmm...there's a lot of different ways we could go with this, but we will play it straight.  As straight as we can. Many of you know we have a state bird, the Goldfinch; state fruit which is the apple; and contrary to some opinions, the state vegetable is not Gov. Inslee but the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. But how about a state shroom?

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These chairs being recalled by Ikea (Ikea)
These chairs being recalled by Ikea (Ikea)
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Own This Type Of Beach Chair? Recall Due to Potential Finger Amputation!

Ikea, the Swedish retail goods manufacturer, is recalling tens of thousands of one of their popular beach chairs due to breaking and finger amputation hazards.

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Tri-Cities fastest growing job market in state (Megan Murray Townsquare Media)
Tri-Cities fastest growing job market in state (Megan Murray Townsquare Media)
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The Fastest Growing Job Market in WA? Tri-Cities in 2016

According to data released this week by the Washington State Employment Security Department, the Tri-Cities was the fastest growing job market in the entire state last year.

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Latest Consumer Technology Products On Display At CES 2017
Amazon Alexa (Getty Images)
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Voice-Activated Devices Like Alexa Are The ‘Next Big Thing’ Say Experts

You can't turn on TV without hearing, 'Alexa, order roses for Tina,' or whatever that guy says who obviously burned dinner in the oven. Apparently those commercials are working because tech experts say voice-activated technology is exploding.

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Twitter found loaded with fake accounts again (Getty Images)
Twitter found loaded with fake accounts again (Getty Images)
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‘Massive’ Amount of Fake Accounts Found on Twitter (Again)

According to British researchers, another huge group of fake Twitter accounts have been discovered, throwing even more doubt towards what many say is already a dubious social media outlet.

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Proposed bill would allow new state workers vacation time before the standard six month waiting period (Washington State Legislature)
Proposed bill would allow new state workers vacation time before the standard six month waiting period (Washington State Legislature)
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Proposed WA Bill Would Allow Vacation Time For ‘New’ Employees

As the 2017 Washington State Legislative session gets under way in Olympia, we continue to take a look at proposed bills that catch our eye, either because of their potential impact on you and I, or sometimes because they're just plain weird or different. This one, if passed, would  affect new workers and vacations.

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Sunnyside industrial fire likely started by heat lamp  (Getty Images)
Sunnyside industrial fire likely started by heat lamp (Getty Images)
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Sunnyside Industrial Building Fire Likely Triggered by Dog House Heat Lamp

Last Friday's fire, say officials, was likely started by a heat lamp attached to the wall near a dog kennel outside the large industrial building in Sunnyside.

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Espresso stands raise prices due to minimum wage (Joe Raedle-Getty Images)
Espresso stands raise prices due to minimum wage (Joe Raedle-Getty Images)
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Minimum Wage Hike Already Felt at Area Espresso Shops

When the Washington State minimum wage went up $1.45 on January 1st, it was the first in a series of hikes that will eventually get the state wage to $13.50, from $9.55, many predicted the effects would start to show.

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