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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (Courtesy Kennewick Irrigation District)
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Kennewick Irrigation District Gets Results of State Audit

Annually,  the district has the books pored over by the state.

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Washington state's national tax rank released.
Washington state's national tax rank released. (Washington state legislative website)
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Washington State Sales Tax Among Worst in Nation, Says Annual Report

The Tax Foundation has released it's annual State Business Tax Climate, and Washington state is a mixed bag of results.

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Oregon to test pay-per-mile tas tax
Oregon to test pay-per-mile tas tax (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon to Test Pay-Per-Mile Gas Tax Program – Your Gas Tax Would Skyrocket

We've warned you about it,  you've heard about it back East, now Oregon wants to "test" it.

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Spokane gas war drops prices well below Eastern Washington average
Spokane gas war drops prices well below Eastern Washington average (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)
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North Spokane ‘Gas War’ Drops Prices to $2.89 Per Gallon!

A trio of gas stations in North Spokane have been engaging in what they can an "unintentional" gas price war, and it seems it's going to stay that way.

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Many projects were mothballed or abandoned
Many projects were mothballed or abandoned (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Congressional Report Blasts Government Money Spent on Massages for Rabbits, Other Waste

Every year, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R)  releases the "Wastebook" Report, a detailed look at useless, frivolous and ridiculous government spending.

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Who has the most Political Action Committee money?
Who has the most Political Action Committee money? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Which 4th. District Candidate Has the Most PAC Money?

Political Action Committees are viewed as great benefactors, or as the bane of politics.  It just depends upon whom you talk to.

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Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers
Inslee approves pay hike for state union workers (Wa state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Ok’s $600 Million Pay Raise for State Workers – Special Labor Union Deals

Watchdog groups such as ShiftWa and The Freedom Foundation have been watching closely as Gov. Inslee has been holding less than transparent negotiations with various labor union leaders who represent thousands of state workers.  And now, despite well over a one billion dollar budget shortfall,  some 60,000 state workers are going to get a 5% increase over the next five years.

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Fujiyama Japanese Steak House
Fujiyama Japanese Steak House (courtesy Fujiyama.com)
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Don’t Miss This Week’s Incredible Deal of The Week With Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse!

Oh my!   Your taste buds will LOVE you!

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Kennewick school bus
Kennewick school bus (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-City, WA Schools Now Feeling Impact of Lost “No Child” Waiver

Now that schools are in full swing,  numerous reports are showing most Washington state school districts are being hurt by the state losing it's "No Child Left Behind" waiver earlier this year.

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Inslee given "F" by noted financial institute
Inslee given "F" by noted financial institute (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee Earns “F” Report Card for Mid-Term Performance

The Cato Institute is considered a leading political and economic expert, and they've issued some pretty tough grades for several of the nation's governors.   Founded in 1977 by some of the nation's leading political and economic experts,  they've given Inslee a failing grade.

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