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Obama's daughters secret vacation in Bahamas
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Sequester? Obama Children Run Up Big “Secret” Vacation Bill in Bahamas

Obama tells everyone the White House is closed due to Secret Service budget cuts.   Flyovers and airshow performances by Air Force and Navy jets have been cut,  and almost daily we're hit with new sequester related issues.

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Former Franklin Co. Public Works Manager Gets 16 Years for Embezzlement

Dennis M. Huston, the former Franklin County Public Works Manager, will spend a decade and a half in prison.

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Oregon Officials Warn of Traffic Ticket Collection Scam

The Oregon State Patrol and Oregon Department of Justice are warning citizens about a new ticket scam involving traffic citations!

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Federal grant money used to study his private parts?
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Amidst Cuts, Feds Fund Study on Size of Male Duck Genitalia (And Other Bizarre Research)

Active duty military almost lost tuition assistance, but lawmakers still deem it necessary to fund some pretty weird projects.

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We won't see this plane thunder over our heads this July
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Air Force Raptors Won’t Be at Water Follies This Summer Thanks to Sequestration

Since early March, reports have been filtering in from the Department of Defense about Air Force and Navy demonstration teams cutting performances at airshows this year due to the sequester budget cuts

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Major military financial aid program suspended due to sequester
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Tuition Assistance Program for Military After Sequester – Thousands of WA, OR Troops Affected

The Secretary of the Army announced this week that due to mandatory budget cuts, no more military members from any branch will be receiving funding from the Tuition Assistance Program until further notice.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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WA AG office battling new online scam
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No, Washington’s Attorney General Is NOT Sending You Stock Tips!

The Washington State Attorney General's office is dealing with a new headache. 

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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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These guys have nothing on our staff reactions to March Madness!
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Are You a March Madness “Bracketeer?”

We don't know if anybody else refers to them this way, but we thought it was kind of fun.

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