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Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia
Bill raising tobacco age to 21 passes important Committee in Olympia (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Legislation to Raise WA Tobacco Age to 21 Passes Committee, Headed to House Vote

The bills pushed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson have cleared the first big hurdle towards raising the tobacco (and e-cig) age to 21.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (Oregon state legislative website)
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Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Resigns Over Influence Peddling Accusations

Faced with mounting pressure and criticism over a variety of allegations of influence peddling, Oregon's embattled Governor John Kitzhaber resigned Friday afternoon.

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Pasco shooting captures attention of nation
Pasco shooting captures attention of nation (Townsquare media image)
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Calm, Patience Needed During Pasco Shooting Investigation

Right now, all we have are a bunch of puzzle pieces or clues, but none have really been joined together.

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Rep. Haler under fire from CAIR, other groups
Rep. Haler under fire from CAIR, other groups (Washington state legislative website)
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Who Are the Groups Attacking Rep. Haler over CAIR Comments?

Representative Larry Haler of Richland has been called upon to publicly retract statements he made about a  Muslim group recently.

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Sportswriter says cheating is all to prevalent in youth sports
Sportswriter says cheating is all to prevalent in youth sports (Getty image)
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More Shocking Relevations in Little League Cheating Case

It appears perhaps the entire District, and ones around it, are corrupt.  Or, is this just an example of what happens all over the country?

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YouTube Star’s Answer to When Homeless Man will Receive $147,000 Raised on Internet is Sickening [VIDEO]

A YouTube star named Josh Paler Lin started a Indiegogo account to raise money for a homeless man named Kenny and raised $145,000. The homeless man was featured in a YouTube video by Josh Paler Lin called "How Does a Homeless Man Spend $100?". The only problem with that is that the campaign was funded on Ja

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Category: Politics
New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half
New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half (Townsquare meda image)
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Tri-Cities, Spokane Legislators Explore Idea of Splitting State in Half

On the heels of a Western Washington man starting a petition to create a committee to examine splitting our state in half, as well as putting the issue before voters, here comes another bill.

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Police Officers Killed While Responding To Burglary Call In Manchester
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Why Pasco Police Were Justified in Feb. 10 Shooting [VIDEO]

I am usually the first person to be critical of police. But I also try not to rush to judgement and look with a critical eye. Many are upset about Pasco police shooting and killing a man throwing rocks on 10th and Lewis St. in Pasco Feb. 10. I think there are a few misconceptions about how police do their job.

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Category: Politics
Independent Party certified in Oregon
Independent Party certified in Oregon (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Here Come the Independents – 3rd Political Party Gets Election Go-Ahead in Oregon

The Office of the Oregon State Secretary of State has announced there will be a third political party participating in primary elections.

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Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid
Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Claims About State Workers Pay Raises Found To Be False

Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 state biennium budget includes a call for $600 million in new taxes, to be used for pay increases for public sector state workers. He claims they haven't had a pay raise in six years. But is that false?

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