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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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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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New budget could call for round of military base closures.
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Obama May Renege on Campaign Promise Not to Close Military Bases

Base Realignment and Closure Commission is a body that applies a process to determine what military facilities need to stay open or be closed. The decisions affect military men and women as closures often re-shuffle soldiers from one area to another

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Postal Service delays cutting Saturday mail delivery
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Postal Service Delays Cancel of Saturday Mail Delivery – Was to Start August

Just weeks after announcing Saturday mail delivery would cease in August,  the USPS has changed its mind.

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88,000 New Jobs in March Is Weakest Growth in Nine Months

Job growth appeared to slow drastically during March, as employers added 88,000 new jobs, down from 268,000 in February. The unemployment rate went down a tick, from 7.7 percent to 7.6, but that was due to a reduction in the labor force.

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