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Flu Doesn’t Make You Throw Up! It’s Respiratory — And an Epidemic in Washington

Flu doesn't make you throw up! Ever. Never. No it doesn't. Look it up. I promise. I pinky-swear, cross my heart and hope to die promise. Look it up. It's a respiratory illness. And it's now an epidemic in Washington state.

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Avoid buying certain generic items - might not save you money
Avoid buying certain generic items - might not save you money (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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As We Head to 2015 – 3 Things You Should NOT Buy Generic

Maybe one of your New Year's Resolutions is to save some money.  Often, that involves purchasing generic, lower-priced versions of food and products.    Most of the time, it can save money (But there's NO tasty generic substitute for Corn Flakes! We tried it, we know!).  But, according to leading consumer experts, there ARE some generic products that don't cut the mustard, and could even be a bit harmful.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Homeless flocking to Colorado in search of legal pot
Homeless flocking to Colorado in search of legal pot (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Homeless Flocking to Colorado for Marijuana – Shelters Can’t Keep Up

Colorado is now facing yet another unintended, and unforseen consequence about legalized pot.    Homeless people are flocking to the state to get high.  Is this a problem that will begin to show up in our state as well?

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Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free
Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Budget Includes 95% Tax on e-Cigs, Related Products

Critics say tax would not only 'destroy' their profits, but drive consumers back to traditional cigarettes.

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How Are Chicken McNuggets Made? You’re About to Find Out

McDonald's continues to pull back the curtain to show just how some of their most popular menu items are made.

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Pot could be purchased in Walla Walla by March 2015
Pot could be purchased in Walla Walla by March 2015 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Pot Store Headed for Walla Walla in 2015

By early to mid 2015,  users of recreational marijuana will likely have another store in the region where they can obtain pot.

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Just How BAD Are YOUR Carpets? Change That with Zerorez! [VIDEOS]

Unless you imported thousands of dollars of exotic hardwood,   most of us have carpets in our homes.   With all the foot traffic, dirt, animal "whoopsies"  and other misadventures,  it's a wonder the carpets aren't looking like a shop rag.   Here's how to change that!

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Hand wipes clogging up sewer systems
Hand wipes clogging up sewer systems (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)
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Flushable Wipes Clogging up Spokane, Northwest Sewer Systems

They've become all the rage these days - flushable wipes that are designed to "take the place" of toilet paper in certain situations.  They're often treated with anti-bacterial materials, so people think they're "cleaner".   But they're raising havoc with sewer systems.

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"Error" cancels thousands of WA Obamacare policy holders
"Error" cancels thousands of WA Obamacare policy holders (WA Healthcare exchange)
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Washington Healthcare Exchange Cancels 6,000 Policies ‘By Mistake’

Oops!   In yet another example of the clown show that Obamacare has turned into,  Washington Healthcare Exchange officials say an "error" caused thousands of people who enrolled for healthcare starting in 2015 to have their policies cancelled.

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