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Prosser Schools facing possible strike September 8th
Prosser Schools facing possible strike September 8th (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Mediation Requested to Help Settle Prosser Teacher Contract – Avoid Strike

Teachers and the Prosser School District had agreed to open school, and delay a potential strike until September 8th in an effort to give more time to reach a contract. But now, talks have broken off, and the District has requested mediation.

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Spokane teachers ready to strike Friday
Spokane teachers ready to strike Friday (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Spokane Teachers Vote to Strike Friday If Deal Not Reached

Pasco isn't the only school district facing potential delays in the start of school.

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Gas prices to rise 7 cents with new tax Saturday
Gas prices to rise 7 cents with new tax Saturday (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Look For Gas Price Jump: New 7-Cent Gas Tax Arrives Saturday

As part of the transportation package approved by the legislature this last session, the first of a series of gas tax raises will hit Saturday.

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New cellphone scam using 911 to trap victims
New cellphone scam using 911 to trap victims (Getty Images)
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New Phone Scam Uses 911 To ‘Trap’ Unwary Citizens

At first glance, it seems a bit scary, but on second thought - really, really stupid.

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New budget puts advance ticket sales on hold
New budget puts advance ticket sales on hold (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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New State Budget Puts Brakes on Advance WA Lottery Tix Sales

The passage of a state budget at the last minute kept Washington's Lottery from suspending services, but the new budget is going to limit how far in advance you can buy tickets.

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Hooker wants to replace Hamilton on bill
Hooker wants to replace Hamilton on bill (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Nevada Hooker Wants To Be First Woman On $10 Bill

Leave to a self-proclaimed legend of self-promotion (among "other" things) to throw her hat (or garters) into the dollar bill debate. (We would have included her picture, but there's none available suitable for public viewing, if you know what we mean!)

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Western Washington Girl Scouts reject donation
Western Washington Girl Scouts reject donation (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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WA Girl Scouts Reject Huge Donation From Anti-Transgender Benefactor

It would have been 25% of their entire annual fundraising goal, but officials said it was an easy decision to make.

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Still no progress on budget
Still no progress on budget (Washington state legislative website)
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Budget Shutdown Could Have Ripple Effect Across State

If legislators fail to reach a budget agreement and it's not signed before 12:01 am July 1st, there could be repercussions beyond the estimated 26,000 state workers who would be furloughed.

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lottery warning
lottery warning (Washington's Lottery)
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Budget Showdown Could Shut Down Washington’s Lottery!

Forget the 26,000 state employees who've received notifications of pending furloughs July 1st. if legislators don't come up with a state budget.  The Lottery would also stop!

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Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax
Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Group Warns of Lawsuit if New State Budget Includes Capital Gains Tax

Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.

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