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Harsh new penalties now for DUI offenders (Getty Images)
Harsh new penalties now for DUI offenders (Getty Images)
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Harsh New Felony DUI Penalties Coming in WA State

A bi-partisan bill has been approved and signed by Gov. Inslee that will get people's attention when it comes to felony  DUI.

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Suspect tries to drive car over concrete parking barriers (Kennewick Police department)
Suspect tries to drive car over concrete parking barriers (Kennewick Police department)
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Wanted Felon Tries to Drive Car Over Concrete Parking Barrier in Kennewick

Authorities didn't say where the final crash took place, but early Thursday morning, police were pursuing a wanted felon, who had a warrant from the Department of Corrections.

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Tacoma could join Seattle, Bellingham and Olympia in banning plastic shopping bags (Getty Images)
Tacoma could join Seattle, Bellingham and Olympia in banning plastic shopping bags (Getty Images)
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Tacoma Latest City to Consider Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags

Fortunately, most of this movement is still confined to the West side, but it appears to be spreading. In an effort to combat the growing garbage and landfill space issues in the neighboring city to Seattle, Tacoma officials plan to vote in May on whether to adopt a cit-wide ban on plastic shopping bags.

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e-cigs to come under state regulations (Getty Images)
e-cigs to come under state regulations (Getty Images)
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Strong Vaping Regulations Coming, Bills Passed by WA Legislature

Most stores won't sell an obviously 14 or 15-year-old an e-cig. But surprisingly, the industry has largely been unregulated since the popularity of the electronic smoking devices has exploded a couple of years ago. Now, get ready for a heavy dose of state regulations.

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Pasco Schools seek public input (Getty Images)
Pasco Schools seek public input (Getty Images)
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Topics for Pasco Schools Public Forum Thursday? Up to Citizens!

They're calling it "community choice."

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Survey results show many against Coroner's Inquest (Franklin County)
Survey results show many against Coroner's Inquest (Franklin County)
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Is Zambrano Coroner’s Inquest Necessary? Newstalk 870 Poll Results

Over the last couple of day's we've solicited YOUR opinion as to the upcoming Coroner's Inquest over the February 2015 fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano.

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Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee ‘Parrots’ Seattle Mayor, Bans Non-Essential Travel to North Carolina

On the heels of controversial Seattle Mayor Ed Murray passing his meaningless city employee travel ban to North Carolina, Gov. Inslee has followed suit. Never one to champion what HE thinks are noble causes (regardless of the beliefs of those he governs over), Inslee has also put a ban on non-essential state worker travel to the Tar Heel State.

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State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
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Historic First: State Senate Overrides 27(!) Bills Vetoed by Gov. Inslee

NEVER before in Washington state history, has a Governor vetoed as many bills at one time as Gov. Inslee did.  And NEVER before has the Senate overwhelmingly voted to override them. Here's what happened, and why.

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Hanford reactor shut down after some equipment not performing up to par (Energy Northwest)
Hanford reactor shut down after some equipment not performing up to par (Energy Northwest)
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Columbia Generating Station Offline After Unplanned Shutdown

Energy Northwest officials say Monday's shutdown was not unusual, and all systems in the plant were, and continue, to operate correctly.

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Seattle Mayor 'bans' employee travel to North Carolina over new discrimination ban (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor 'bans' employee travel to North Carolina over new discrimination ban (Getty Images)
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Find Out Why Seattle Mayor Banned City Employee Travel to North Carolina

Apparently Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has taken a page from Gov. Jay Inslee's playbook. The mayor, trying to come off as a 'champion' of equal rights, has now passed a 'ban' on city employee travel for official business to North Carolina.

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