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HOW Much Did WA Special Legislative Session Cost Taxpayers? And Not A Single Bill Passed

The Associated Press reports the legislative session cost you money, but didn't provide much results.

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5 Careers That Are Quickly Dying Out

Getting a solid apprenticeship or a college education is almost always a good idea for anyone traveling down the career path. The problem arises when you have to decide between several different options. While anyone with a strong skill set (blue- or white-collar) should be fairly employable, it’s just a basic fact that some vocations are more in demand these days than others. It often depends on where, and especially when, you live.

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Inslee staff preparing for what they say could be government shutdown
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Gov. Inslee Prepares for Government Shutdown Legislators Say Won’t Happen

The Senate and House leaders who are being called back to Olympia this week are calling Inslee's hints of a state government shutdown "complete nonsense."

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Bank Employee Falls Asleep on Keyboard and Transfers Millions to Customer
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Bank Employee Falls Asleep on Keyboard, Transfers Millions to Customer

Everyone gets sleepy during work sometimes, but as a clerk in Germany recently learned, a bank transaction probably isn't the best time for a power nap. In fact, he fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transferred more than $295 million dollars to a customer. How come our bank never did that for us?

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Furloughs pending for thousands at Ft. Lewis-McChord AFB
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Sequester Cuts Could Furlough 10,000 Workers at Ft. Lewis-McChord AFB in July

Due to sequester budget cuts, nearly 15 percent of the civilians who help run the huge military base will be facing mandatory furloughs.

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Northwest credit unions release new report refuting bank claims
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Northwest Credit Unions Counter Arguments of Banking Lobby in Recent Report

Over the last decade, and especially the last few years,  the credit union industry has been under steady fire from banking institutions, claiming laws give credit unions unfair advantages.

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Despite other issues facing state, Inslee hires climate change consultant
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Inslee Goes Ahead with $350K Climate Change Consultant – Despite No Budget Deal

The legislative special session, a billion dollar shortfall and other financial issues have not stopped Gov. Inslee and state officials from going ahead with spending $350,000 on hiring a climate change consultant.

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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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