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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 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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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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