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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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FAA cuts means fewer air-traffic controllers and more delays
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Sequester Forces FAA to Furlough Air Traffic Controllers, Expect Increasing Flight Delays

Alaska Air has become the latest airline to issue warning delays to passengers.

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Last-Minute Tax Tips: Filing an Extension, Payment Plans, What Happens if You Don’t Pay

Today, April 15, is Tax Day, and while most of you have filed your 2012 returns, surely some of you out there are going down to the very last minute ... or maybe even a bit beyond. Here are a few important reminders:

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NPR budgets not affected by sequester
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Sequester Will Not Affect Corporation for Public Broadcasting Budgets

The CPB will not see cuts in the new 2014 budget proposal.

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