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Privatization of liquor stores didn't bring dire results
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Group Says Privatization of Liquor Industry Did Not Increase DUIs or Accidents

Back in 2011 a huge scare tactic used to oppose the closing of state liquor stores was teenage drinking would skyrocket, DUI rates would increase, as would alcoholism. A new report challenges those assertions.

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Detroit declares bankruptcy
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We Could All End Up Like Detroit If Feds Bail Out City

Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy.   While a lower-circuit judge ruled it was invalid, it's just a few pieces of paper and a gavel away from happening as that judge had no authority or judicial power to stop it.

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Inslee's climate change consultant recommends cap-and-trade
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Inslee’s Climate Change Consultant Recommends Cap-and-Trade for Washington

The climate change consultant hired by Gov. Jay  Inslee at taxpayers' expense has come up with a list of ways to curb the alleged effects of climate change, and they sound exactly like the failed federal plan.

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Salmon recovery board budget is 220 plus million
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State Spending $220 million to Prevent Extinction of Salmon — Recent Reports Reveal 10-Year High

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced new appointments to the Salmon Recovery Board.

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Franklin County Fire District #3
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Franklin County Voters to Decide Fate of Fire District Levy in November

The Fire District 3 board is sending a lift lid to voters this fall.

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WA senator wants legislators to be fined for special sessions
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Senator Wants Penalties for ‘Overtime’ Legislative Sessions

Senator Rodney Tom (D) of Medina says he will introduce a bill next year to would penalize legislators $250 every day they go past the regular legislative session.  

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IRS in trouble...again!
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IRS ‘Mistake’ Exposes Huge Number of Social Security Numbers on Public Website!

Another scandal for the troubled IRS.

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Washington has second highest cellphone taxes in nation
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High Cellphone Bill? Could Be Taxes – Washington’s 2nd Highest in Nation!

The Tax Foundation has released a study showing we pay the second-highest wireless service taxes and fee rates in the entire U.S.

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Federally subsidized student loan interest rates double
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Student Loan Interest Rates to Double Starting July 1

Because of inaction on the part of Congress, the interest rate on federally-subsidized student loans will double.

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Legislators say budget deal reached
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Lawmakers Claim Final Budget Deal Reached – Could Be Voted on Friday

Coming in at the 11th hour, a budget deal could prevent a government shutdown.

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