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Furloughs pending for thousands at Ft. Lewis-McChord AFB
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Sequester Cuts Could Furlough 10,000 Workers at Ft. Lewis-McChord AFB in July

Due to sequester budget cuts, nearly 15 percent of the civilians who help run the huge military base will be facing mandatory furloughs.

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Northwest credit unions release new report refuting bank claims
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Northwest Credit Unions Counter Arguments of Banking Lobby in Recent Report

Over the last decade, and especially the last few years,  the credit union industry has been under steady fire from banking institutions, claiming laws give credit unions unfair advantages.

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Despite other issues facing state, Inslee hires climate change consultant
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Inslee Goes Ahead with $350K Climate Change Consultant – Despite No Budget Deal

The legislative special session, a billion dollar shortfall and other financial issues have not stopped Gov. Inslee and state officials from going ahead with spending $350,000 on hiring a climate change consultant.

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Mid-Columbia farmers and insurance agent found not guilty of fraud
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Potato Growers + Kennewick Insurance Agent Found Not Guilty of Federal Fraud

After a trial that lasted over six weeks, four Mid-Columbia potato growers were vindicated for allegedly trying to defraud the federal government over insurance.

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Inslee wants to spend $350k on global warming consultant
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State to Spend $350K for Climate Change Consultant

The Washington State Office of Financial Management reports it has taken 14 applicants for the position of consultant on climate change.

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Memorial Weekend gas prices highest in two years
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Memorial Weekend Gas Prices Expected to Be Highest in Two Years – How Do We Compare?

With a nationwide average jump of 8 cents this week, Americans will find traveling this weekend more expensive.

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Inslee proposes new gas tax to fund transportation budget for 2013-14
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Gov. Inslee Wants Gas Tax to Support His Transportation Budget

This week, Governor Jay Inslee reiterated his desire for a 10-cent-per-gallon tax increase to help fund the $8.7 billion transportation budget he signed Monday.

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Employment Laws You Should Know Before Taking a Job

All employees have basic rights. We can't be chained to our desks or held as indentured servants, for example. But do we actually know enough when it comes to the federal laws that govern our workplaces? You may have rights you didn’t know you had, particularly when it comes to getting hired.

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Oregon coast at sunrise
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Experts Say Oregon Worst Place to Retire – Washington 3rd Worst!

If you believe the "experts,"  you wouldn't want to live out your golden years in our state, or just over the border.

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New $100 Bills Coming in October

Get ready to throw away all those ratty old Benjamins that are just laying around your house — the newly-designed $100 bill will be going into circulation in October.

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