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Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down
Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down (Washington state auditor's office)
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Gov. Inslee Issues Resignation Letter to State Auditor – Read It Here

We don't always agree with Gov. Inslee on many issues. But on this one, we completely agree on his call for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to step down from his position. Kelley is facing multiple federal tax evasion, fraud and other issues stemming from business deals in his mortgage-real estate firm before he became Auditor.

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Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax
Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Washington Farmers Join Fight Against Gov. Inslee’s Energy Tax [VIDEO]

The effort began a few months ago with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and now the Washington State Farm Bureau (WFB) has joined in the fight.

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$15 minimum wage protestors arrested in Seattle
$15 minimum wage protestors arrested in Seattle (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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21 Seattle Protestors Arrested at $15 Minimum Wage Rally

In sharp contrast to the paltry showing outside the McDonalds on Court St. in Pasco (six people),  nearly two-dozen protestors were arrested for disorderly conduct in Seattle Wednesday.

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Rep. Newhouse and other Congressmen tour Yucca Mountain
Rep. Newhouse and other Congressmen tour Yucca Mountain (Newhouse photo)
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Rep. Newhouse Tours Yucca Mtn Nuclear Repository – Moves to Revive Project

In the wake of the Obama Administration abruptly terminating the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository,  a number of Congressional legislators are stepping up the process to get it re-opened, and refunded. Rep. Dan Newhouse and others toured the facility recently, and an updated report is expected on efforts to reopen it.

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$15 minimum wage rally very thin in Pasco
$15 minimum wage rally very thin in Pasco (Townsquare media image)
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$15 Minimum Wage ‘Rally’ Fizzles in Pasco [VIDEO]

From the information released by Working Washington, it sounded like it was going to be significant event.  But in reality, it was not.

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Four Kennewick apartment units gutted by fire Tuesday
Four Kennewick apartment units gutted by fire Tuesday (Townsquare media image)
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Fire Investigators Sift Through Burned Kennewick Apartments

A Kennewick Fire support truck and other vehicles rolled up to the Robinson Apartments at 4200 West Kennewick Ave. early Wednesday morning, as investigators began to pinpoint the exact cause of a huge blaze that gutted the interior of four apartments Tuesday afternoon.

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Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance
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Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Faces Life in Prison

A jury has found former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in the first degree in the slaying of Odin Lloyd in 2013. The charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Tri-City photographer pleads guilty in Benton County Superior Court
Tri-City photographer pleads guilty in Benton County Superior Court (Benton county website)
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Tri-City Photographer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Nearly 7 months after he was tracked down and apprehended by Richland police, the owner of a private Tri-City photography business could possibly be facing life in prison.

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Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011
Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011 (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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Oregon Study Says To Survive Potential Tsunami, “Walk Faster “

Perhaps inspired by the events in Japan four years ago with the major tsunami, a recent study has been completed about the effects of such an event on the coasts of CA, Oregon and Washington state.

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Umatilla school teacher dies in car crash
Umatilla school teacher dies in car crash (Getty images)
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Umatilla Schools Mourn Death of Teacher in Accident

According to news released by the Umatilla School District, an elementary school teacher died over the weekend in a car accident.

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