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Inslee officially wants minimum wage increase
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Gov. Inslee Makes It Official: He Wants Minimum Wage Raised in Washington

He stopped short of the $15-per-hour figure under review by the Seattle city council and already law for some workers in the City of SeaTac, Gov. Jay Inslee is advocating raising the minimum wage by at least  $1.50.

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State House plans to push for minimum wage increase
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WA House Democrats Plan To Push for Minimum Wage Increase – Could Be $15 An Hour

House Democrats plan to introduce a set of what they are calling "economic-equality proposals".   Senate leaders immediately have blasted it.

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WA truckers fighting Inslee green fuel standard idea
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WA Truckers, GOP, Fighting Possible Inslee Green Fuel Standard – Could Raise Gas $1-Per-Gallon

You might remember last October and November Newstalk 870 reported Gov. Inslee signed a Pacific Coast energy agreement with CA, OR and British Columbia that includes a pledge to adopt a green fuel standard.   Now, Inslee finds himself facing a storm of opposition from truckers, the GOP, and business leaders.

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane as Wendy’s Classic ‘Where the Beef?’ Commercial Turns 30 [VIDEOS]

Long before the Dell dude, the Budweiser wassup guys or Jared there was Clara Peller.

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Super bowl ads a waste of money?
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Are Super Bowl Ads a Waste of Money? Study Claims So

Some people only watch the Big Game to see the ads, but are they colossal waste of money?

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Labor Union
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Experts Say Union Vote Over Boeing Shows Labor’s Influence Dropping

Governor Jay Inslee, Boeing, and economic-development leaders are applauding the machinist union's re-vote on a new Boeing contract. But some labor activists say it's a loss of local power.

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No new WA gas tax -yet. Legislators will try again in January
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WA Legislators Fail to Agree on New Gas Tax – Talks Resume Later in January

Yay! For at least a few weeks, or months, we won't see our gas prices jump up.

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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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