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Starting Summer School? Top 13 Ways to Study

When I got to college I almost flunked my freshman year by partying too much. Then I buckled down and learned to study. The sooner you learn how, the better off you'll be. Honestly, I think learning to study is as simple as learning to sit in one, quiet place and focus on what you're reading, typing or solving. Here's what an international survey said:

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Gov. Inslee thinks gas blowers aren't green enough
Gov. Inslee thinks gas blowers aren't green enough (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Bans Gas Powered Leaf Blowers at Capitol – Not Green Enough, Too Noisy

He prides himself on his self-described "laser-beam" focus, but apparently only when it comes to the environment.

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Kennewick city council to consider pot ban
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Kennewick To “Consider” Marijuana Ban – Councilman Asks for Proposal

We reported to you about Yakima County Commissioners moving forward a land-use ordinance that would essentially wipe out the pot business there,  now some Kennewick City Council members are considering a similar move.

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IRS backs away from proposed non-profit restrictions
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IRS Quietly Backs Away from Non-Profit Restrictions Aimed at TEA Party, Conservative Groups

Probably didn't make the news much lately, at least not the mainstream media, but critics are calling it a HUGE victory for conservative non-profit groups.

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Oregon Candidate Demands Answers from Gov. Kitzhaber on Oregon Healthcare Debacle

Rep. Dennis Richardson (GOP) is the leading candidate seeking to replace embattled Governor John Kitzhaber, and now he's started what some are calling a "recall" petition.

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Gov. Inslee's workers allegedly seeking special interest funding
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Gov. Inslee’s Administration Soliciting Environmental Political Funding While on Job?

According to ShiftWA: "This is how your Inslee administration public officials spend their time – soliciting political funding while you pay their salaries."

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Inslee had huge support from greenies to win election
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Are Inslee’s Environmental Policies a “Payoff” For Election Support?

Aside from the usual "surface" after-the-fact reporting, nobody is doing any real "digging" when it comes to Washington state politics and news.   Except, ShiftWA, that is.

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Inslee, Kitzhaber issue press releases lauding Obama
Inslee, Kitzhaber issue press releases lauding Obama (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee, West Coast Leaders “Applaud” Obama’s New Carbon Standards

While numerous business and economic leaders are warning of the negative effects it will have on the economy,   political leaders are applauding.

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4th District Congressional Candidate Gets in “Scuffle” With Ephrata Police Over Firearms (VIDEOS)

Gavin Seim is an outspoken candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated by Doc Hastings, and had an interesting encounter with law enforcement.

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It's almost like Inslee and Obama are using the same brain
It's almost like Inslee and Obama are using the same brain (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Are Obama and Gov. Inslee Using Same Environmental “Playbook?”

We've detailed the numerous attempts by WA Govnernor Jay Inslee to become the "greenest" state leader in U.S. history.   Now,  more from his "mentor" in D.C.

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