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State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years
State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years (Washington state legislative website)
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Democrats Push Bill to Raise State Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour by 2017

On the heels of yet another raise to the nation's highest minimum wage rate,  House Bill 2672 would set in motion a gradual increase of the wage offered entry-level and unskilled workers to $12 by the year 2017.

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Who's betting on which team for the Super
Who's betting on which team for the Super (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Who Are People Betting on For the “Big Game?” Vegas Bookie Tells Us

You can bet on everything about the upcoming Big Game, from Katy Perry's hair color for the halftime show, to who wins the coin toss.

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Watch out for ticket scams, especially in Eastern Washington
Watch out for ticket scams, especially in Eastern Washington (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
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Seahawk Fans, Beware of Big Game Ticket Scams, Says Better Business Bureau

The Eastern Washington arm of the BBB warns fans there's a lot of scams that have surfaced since the Seahawks punched their ticket to the Super Bowl.

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Kennewick Irrigation District to sell current Admin Building
Kennewick Irrigation District to sell current Admin Building (KID-Google Street View)
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Kennewick Irrigation District to Sell Downtown Building, “Consolidate” Operations

In an effort to save money and streamline operations, the Kennewick Irrigation District plans to sell off their downtown building on Kennewick Ave, as well as surrounding parking areas, and consolidate all operations at their facility on Ely St.

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The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed
The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Most “Grassroots” Environmental Groups Are Actually Part of Much Bigger Organizations

Most of the so-called local community based environmental groups you hear about in the news are anything but that. They're actually like the arms of an octopus; part of much larger well-funded environmental organizations that even receive federal funding on occasion.

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President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility
President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility (Photo by Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)
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What’s Happened To Green Energy Company Tax Money? An Update

Gov. Inslee is set to embark on am ambitious environmental program which he believes will create a green economy and help erase a billion dollar plus deficit.

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Resolution would reinstate 2/3 majority for tax increases
Resolution would reinstate 2/3 majority for tax increases (wa.gov legislative site)
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WA Legislators Work To Return Two-Thirds Majority for Tax Increases

If a new joint resolution filed in the WA state legislature passes,  lawmakers will have to (again) get 66% yes votes to raise taxes.

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Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers
Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Protect Washington Consumers Over Identity Theft

The Washington State Attorney General is working with the State House and Senate to sponsor a bill that would greatly increase consumer protection in the event of data breaches and identity theft.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Are they one of the more stringent stores?
Are they one of the more stringent stores? (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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7 Retailers with “Stingy” Return Policies – According to Business Experts

If you're one of the millions of Americans who got something they didn't really want for Christmas,  consider these retailers who make it a little challenging to return gifts.

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