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Portland Mayor Wants to Eliminate Criminal Backround Checks on Job Applications [VIDEO]

Not only that, but Mayor Charlie Hales wants to put in place a $10K tax credit for companies that do hire former felons. (Video courtesy of Daylight Disinfections on YouTube)

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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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Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks
Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks (KNDU-TV)
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WA State Attorney General Sues D.O.E. Over Workers Exposure to Hanford Tank Farm Vapors

Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he plans to sue the Department of Energy and Washington River Protection Services over what has been called an ongoing issue with harmful tank vapors at Hanford, which have affected workers.

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These Are the 10 Dumbest Reasons People Have Used to Call in Sick to Work

Sometimes, honesty is not the best policy. A new poll of 3,100 employees and 2,200 hiring managers has come up with the most absurd reasons people have actually used for calling in sick.

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Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation
Hanford subcontractors accused of not cooperating in investigation (KNDU TV Photo)
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Hanford Subcontractors Refuse to Cooperate in Whistleblower Investigation – Say Officials

Two Hanford subcontractors have been sharply criticized for refusing to cooperate in an investigation over a fired Hanford whistleblower.

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Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers
Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers (Wa state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Ok’s $600 Million Pay Raise for State Workers – Special Labor Union Deals

Watchdog groups such as ShiftWa and The Freedom Foundation have been watching closely as Gov. Inslee has been holding less than transparent negotiations with various labor union leaders who represent thousands of state workers.  And now, despite well over a one billion dollar budget shortfall,  some 60,000 state workers are going to get a 5% increase over the next five years.

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Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud
Supervisors go on trial for payroll-overtime fraud (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Hanford Timecard Fraud Trials Get Underway

The total amount of fraudulent pay was over $100,000, say officials.

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35 Jobs That No Longer Exist Will Have You Polishing Your Resume

VCR repairman. Town crier. Milkman. All are jobs that just don't have a place in the world anymore.

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Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages
Fast Food Workers Strike, Protest Low Wages (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Fast Food Workers Strike Thursday – Dozens Arrested in Various Cities

It's part of the ongoing effort to either unionize fast-food workers,  or at least get a $15 minimum wage put in place.

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Fast Food Workers Organize Nat'l Walkout Over Low Wages
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$15 Minimum Wage- Will it Hurt, Help, or Have No Effect on Economy?

Seattle has made it official.  They're jumping off the economic diving board and going to find out if the controversial $15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage works...or not.

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