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Could budget deal come at last minute?
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Is a Budget Deal Imminent? It May Come Just as Furlough Notices Go Out

Gov. Inslee says negotiators have reached a "breakthrough" in the battle overthe Washington state budget. But just what is it?

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Spokane to install new digital parking meters - no more extra time
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New Spokane Parking Meters Won’t Allow You to ‘Pay It Forward’ — Will Zero-Out Leftover Time

In the Lilac City, the days of putting extra money in the meter for "the next guy" will soon be gone.

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Worksource employees would be among those furloughed
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State Ready to Send Furlough Notices to Employees If Budget Deal Fails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state agencies are preparing to notify thousands of government workers that they may be temporarily laid off starting next week.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Jay Inslee said that agencies will send notices to workers Monday because lawmakers have been unable to finalize a budget

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WA state is 9 days away from not having a budget
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Contingency Plan in the Works If No State Budget Passed by July 1

If the second legislative special session fails to pass a budget the state must have a plan since there is no course of action outlined in the constitution.

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Round one done, onto round two
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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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