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Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee ‘Parrots’ Seattle Mayor, Bans Non-Essential Travel to North Carolina

On the heels of controversial Seattle Mayor Ed Murray passing his meaningless city employee travel ban to North Carolina, Gov. Inslee has followed suit. Never one to champion what HE thinks are noble causes (regardless of the beliefs of those he governs over), Inslee has also put a ban on non-essential state worker travel to the Tar Heel State.

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State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
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Historic First: State Senate Overrides 27(!) Bills Vetoed by Gov. Inslee

NEVER before in Washington state history, has a Governor vetoed as many bills at one time as Gov. Inslee did.  And NEVER before has the Senate overwhelmingly voted to override them. Here's what happened, and why.

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Pendleton residents upset over decision not to build there (Getty Images)
Pendleton residents upset over decision not to build there (Getty Images)
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Costco ‘Shelves’ Pendleton Store Idea, Residents Frustrated

According to a dozens of comments on a Pendleton-based Facebook page, a wide range of reasons are being discussed about why retail giant Costco decided against building a store in Pendleton.

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New email scam hitting Tri-Cities (Getty Images)
New email scam hitting Tri-Cities (Getty Images)
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New Email Scam Hits Tri-Cities, Demands Payment for ‘Delinquent Account’

Kennewick police say a new email scam making it's way across the nation has arrived here. It involves emails that are doctored to look like they come from an 'official' company. The email comes from "Accounts Payable" and demands money.

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Hardee's, Carl's Jr looking hard at automated systems (Getty Images)
Hardee's, Carl's Jr looking hard at automated systems (Getty Images)
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Fast Food Chains Turning to Automation to Fight $15 Minimum Wage

It was only a matter of time. There's been a lot of rumbling over the last couple of years, especially since a number of labor unions, and other groups, have been pushing for a $15 minimum wage. A number of cities, including San Francisco and Seattle as well as others, have adopted it. Some cities are phasing it in gradually, others faster.  The state of Oregon has implemented a STATE-WIDE such wage which will start it's 'ladder' this summer. So how are retailers and businesses responding?

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Self-Admitted Illegals ‘Rally’ in Olympia to Protest Working Conditions [VIDEO]

Thanks again to Michael Strickland of Laughing at Liberals and Progressives Today, for this latest installment of information, many of which will make you either scratch your head, or (as Glenn Beck used to say) make your 'head explode.'

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Impossible to work if you're in the rebar motel (Getty Images)
Impossible to work if you're in the rebar motel (Getty Images)
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State Audit Shows County Jail Inmates Illegally Receiving Unemployment Benefits

According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, hundreds of thousands of unemployment benefits have been illegally given to county jail inmates over the last three years. A total of 1,900-plus inmates received them.

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Gov. Inslee oversteps, overstates veto powers (Getty Images)
Gov. Inslee oversteps, overstates veto powers (Getty Images)
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Is Gov. Inslee Overstepping Authority on State Budget? Threatens to Veto 35 Bills

The last few days, much press has been given to Gov. Jay Inslee, who like in 2013 and last year, has been as much of the problem in wrapping up the legislative session in Olympia. Only this time, he's either ignorant of his powers, or he's bluffing.

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Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
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Oregon Health Insurers Blame ‘Sick’ People for Losing Millions in 2015

Although a volatile health insurance market is partly to blame, from the turmoil caused by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), most insurers say it's because people just got sick more often.

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Arlene's Flowers case will be heard by State Supreme Court-the appeal (Arlene's Flowers Facebook)
Arlene's Flowers case will be heard by State Supreme Court-the appeal (Arlene's Flowers Facebook)
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State Supreme Court will Hear Arlene’s Flowers Appeal

In an important step in this long-running battle between Arlene's Flowers and the Washington State Attorney General, the Washington State Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal from owner Barronelle Stutzman's attorneys.

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