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Best drinking water honored by state
Best drinking water honored by state (Townsquare media image)
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State Honors “Best Drinking Water” – We Don’t Make List

The Washington State Department of Health Thursday released the results of their 'best drinking water in Washington' program.

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Washington state capitol
Washington state capitol (Washington state legislative website)
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Legislature Called Back for Special Session in Olympia

2015 is shaping up to look a lot like 2014, in that the Washington state legislature has unfinished business. Whether or not it turns into a cranky dispute with Gov. Inslee remains to be seen.

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Legislature to release school funding update
Legislature to release school funding update (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Update Coming on Legislative Efforts to Fund Washington Schools

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the way the state legislature funded education was "unconstitutional."  This became known as the McCleary Decision. Again this year, the legislature must provide a "progress report" to the Court - it's expected next week.

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New report says Pasco officer pulled Zambrano-Montes from fire
New report says Pasco officer pulled Zambrano-Montes from fire (Townsquare media image-Jon Funfar)
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Pasco Shooting Officer Dragged Zambrano-Montes From Burning House in January

According to the Associated Press, one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes February 10th was responsible for saving his life in January.

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Kennewick police officer involved in traffic stop video resigns
Kennewick police officer involved in traffic stop video resigns (City of Kennewick)
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Kennewick Officer Involved In Traffic-Stop Video Resigns

The video has been seen on YouTube nearly 85,000 times, and created a hotbed of discussion in and out of social media.  Now, the officer involved has resigned from the Kennewick police department.

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Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected
Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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WA Teacher Strikes to Close 8 Districts Wednesday

The latest update on proposed teacher strikes over Initiative 1351 funding appears to be spreading.  The Washington Policy Center (WPC) reported Tuesday at least 8 West side districts will be closed April 21st, affecting over 40,000 students. This despite the FACT that by state law, teacher strikes are illegal.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (Courtesy Kennewick Irrigation District)
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Eastern Washington Drought Numbers Get Worse

A few weeks ago state and federal officials estimated many irrigation districts would receive anywhere from 70-78 percent of their normal water allocations for 2015. Now, those numbers have dropped again.

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Pirates
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Pirates Fan Hospitalized After Getting Hammered by Foul Ball [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

This is not the type of hit you want to see at a baseball game.

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Willie Nelson to launch own pot brand next year
Willie Nelson to launch own pot brand next year (Photo by Liaison/Getty Images)
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Willie Nelson to Enter Pot Business – Brand Available in WA in 2016

For decades, he's been one of the biggest advocates for marijuana, and starting next year (reportedly) his weed will be showing up in Washington state pot stores.

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Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts
Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Teachers in 8 Washington School Districts Plan to Strike

Instead of teaching, educators in 8 different West side schools plan a series of one-day strikes, or walkouts, in protest over recent legislative actions.

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