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Unemployment rates not really dropping
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Unemployment Rate Drops — But It’s From People Leaving Workforce, Not New Jobs

The federal government is not presenting the honest story about job numbers, says Americans for Limited Government (ALG), one of the larger conservative political action groups in the country.

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New bill would allow Indian tribes to join marijuana industry
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State House OK’s Pot Deal With Tribes, Would Allow Growing and Marijuana Stores

By a vote of 80-18, the Washington State House passed a bill Friday to allow American Indian tribes to start participating in the state's marijuana industry.

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Forget $15 Minimum Wage – Many Such Jobs Will Soon be Automated [VIDEO]

Virtually ignored by much of the media is the fact that technology is creeping up behind the $15 minimum wage movement, and if trends continue, will render it obsolete. It will be hard to pay somebody that kind of money when their job has been outsourced to a robot.

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TRIOS Southridge hospital
TRIOS Southridge hospital (TRIOS Healthcare Network)
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TRIOS Hospital Announces More Staff Cutbacks and Changes Due to Budgets

Recently, the TRIOS Hospital District announced some budgetary cutbacks and staff eliminations designed to help the Hospital make its $800,000 monthly lease payment.

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Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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Better Business Bureau Announces Top Ten Consumer Scams to Watch Out For

According to the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana, tax season seems to bring a resurgence of many types of consumer scams.

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Burger King Owner Gives His Bonus to Grateful Employees Instead

Any boss looking to develop employee loyalty should pay attention to this.

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TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts
TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts (TRIOS Health Network)
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TRIOS Health Announces Job Cuts, Asset Sales to Help Financial Outlook for New Hospital

Recent news reports have indicated the new TRIOS Southridge Hospital (formerly KGH) has financial challenges. During a public board meeting Thursday night, officials outlined some promising, but stunning, moves to help improve financial performance.

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You Should Buy from Pasco Shooting Bakery to Support Business

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Vinny's Cafe and Bakery because of all the lost business that they have lost since a man was shot out front of the store. I understand that people want to help but I think a GoFundM

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Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients
Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients (Washington state healthcare exchange)
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WA Healthcare Exchange Triple-Bills Clients – Officials “Looking Into” Problem

Realistically, the Washington Healthcare Exchange got off to a decent start, with few problems, and a fair amount of people enrolling; although the numbers were not near expected goals.  But since last fall, it's endured an increasing amount of mix ups and serious issues.

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