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Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free
Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Budget Includes 95% Tax on e-Cigs, Related Products

Critics say tax would not only 'destroy' their profits, but drive consumers back to traditional cigarettes.

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
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North Korea Currently Under Cyber Attack + How U.S. Used to Punish Kim Jong-Il

 

The Washington Post is reporting right this very second that North Korea's Internet is experiencing usual "blips" and outages. Firms that monitor Internet performance on the Korean peninsula say the slowness is characteristic of a cyber attack.

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Greg Olson
Greg Olson (Courtesy Oakland Raiders website)
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Top ’11′ Stories of 2014 – Former Richland QB Nearly Lands Raiders Head Coaching Job

A former Richland High School standout was one of two finalists for the Oakland Raiders head coaching job this fall.

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GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals
GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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“Pushback” Already Coming to Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal from Legislators

Just a few hours after Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2015-17 budget proposal,   legislators from across the state began chiming in with caution, and even resistance.

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Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget
Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget . (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal Includes Capitol Gains Tax, Raising Cigarette Taxes

So much for his campaign promise to veto any new taxes.   A long time ago, when Candidate Inslee was running for office,  he said he thought the state budget could be balanced without tax increases.   Governor Inslee has apparently come down with amnesia.

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Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters?
Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters? (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Which Industries Will Face ‘Pollution’ Tax Under Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plan?

This week,  WA Governor Jay Inslee released information about how he wants to spend $12-plus billion dollars to upgrade roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in our state.

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Inslee plans carbon tax on oil-gas industry to pay for transportation fixes
Inslee plans carbon tax on oil-gas industry to pay for transportation fixes (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans ‘Pollution Tax’ To Pay for Transportation Package

Never mind that cap-and-trade failed miserably in Europe. Let's try it here!

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Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry
Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans “Assault” On What He Calls “Polluting Industries”

Inslee vows to "make polluting industries pay."   Whoa there, environmental cowboy.

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Anti-I-594 rally in Olympia
Anti-I-594 rally in Olympia (I-594 I will Not Comply Facebook - Alden Morris, Dan Smith)
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Media “Under-Report” Attendance at Anti-594 Rally in Olympia Saturday

If you read most media stories from Saturday's  pro-gun rally at the steps of the Washington state capitol in Olympia, you would have thought there weren't that many attending.

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Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas
Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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WA Business to Gov. Inslee: ‘Back Off’ Extreme Environmental Agenda

According to poll results released by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)  while WA small business owners are not opposed to be responsible towards the environment,  Gov. Inslee needs to throttle it Way Back.

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