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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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Marijuana Talk Radio Station All the Buzz in Colorado

I talk radio AM station in Colorado has switched to 24 hour programming about marijuana. No, not a music station playing reggae but a talk station talking about news in the medical and rec marijuana industry. The owners said they had lost money on a talk/sports station for almost 10 years and it was time for a change.

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Prison sentence handed down for racing driver
Prison sentence handed down for racing driver (Kennewick Fire Department)
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Kennewick Driver Gets Prison Time for April 2014 Fatal Crash

A one year nine month sentence was handed down for a 47-year-old Kennewick driver, who plead guilty for his role in a crash that killed a pedestrian on 27th. Ave in Kennewick last April.

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Seattle-area crash spills millions of bees onto Interstate
Seattle-area crash spills millions of bees onto Interstate (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Crash Spills Millions of Bees Onto Seattle-Area Freeway

Excessive speed may have been the cause of an early Friday morning crash that spilled an estimated 14 million bees onto Interstate 5 near Lynnwood, WA

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Washington state drought emergency expanded
Washington state drought emergency expanded (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Gov. Inslee, Ecology, Expand Drought Emergency Statewide

As more information is gathered about the lack of snowpack in the Cascades and other mountain areas, The State Department of Ecology (DOE) and Gov. Inslee have expanded the 2015 drought emergency to include most of Washington state.

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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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