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Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage
Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Statewide $15 Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in Senate – Won’t Vote on House Bill

Once again, the last line of defense in the State Senate has business owners - especially small ones - breathing a sigh of relief. At least ones OUTSIDE of Seattle.

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Toilet reservoir inspections coming in May
Toilet reservoir inspections coming in May (Townsquare media-Benton Franklin Reservoir Water Inspection photo)
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Drought Prompts Water Reservoir Testing in Benton-Franklin Toilets – Details

Here are more details about the program, slated to begin May 1st.

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Religious Freedom bill in Indiana more liberal than most know
Religious Freedom bill in Indiana more liberal than most know (getty image)
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Attacks on Indiana Religious Freedom Act Unfounded – Here’s the Facts

Even Conan O'Brien weighed in on the subject, although he shoved his foot waaaay down this throat.  Fact is, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a lot more liberal than most of the left want you to think.

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Seattle to create homeless camps
Seattle to create homeless camps (Getty images)
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Seattle Approves Funding for New “Homeless Camps”

The City council this week authorized funding for the creation of at least three "transitional" camps for homeless people; which can be located on city property, private land, or grounds owned by educational major institutions.

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Nation's first automatic voter registration program now law in Oregon
Nation's first automatic voter registration program now law in Oregon (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Will Oregon ‘Motor-Voter’ Law Increase Turnout at Polls?

It's been a pet project of then-Attorney General Kate Brown;  last week now Governor Brown signed into law the nation's first automated voter registration law.

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Duke v Gonzaga
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Duke & Michigan State Complete 2015 Final Four Field

Duke and Michigan State won NCAA regional finals on Sunday to join Kentucky and Wisconsin in a powerhouse-laden Final Four field.

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Oreos
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Parents Ordered to Sign Permission Slip to Let Kids Eat Oreos

It may seem like a black and creamy white matter, but letting a child eat an Oreo is anything but.

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Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday
Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday (Oregon Department of Corrections)
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Death Of Two Rivers Prison Inmate in Umatilla Brings Investigation

Officials at the Two Rivers Correctional facility in Umatilla, OR have launched an investigation into the death earlier this week of a 70-year-old inmate.

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House Democrats want tax on bottled water
House Democrats want tax on bottled water (Wa state legislative website)
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State Democrats Seek Bottled Water Tax, Among Others, In New Budget

The Washington State House Democrats are set to unveil their 2015 budget proposal, and it features new taxes in the name of "education."

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Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas
Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Driver High on Laughing Gas Hits, Injures Road Construction Flagman

Portland police say a 49-year-old man who struck and injured a woman flagman at a road construction site was apparently huffing drugs behind the wheel. But it wasn't your typical drug.

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