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More pilot screening called for with airlines
More pilot screening called for with airlines (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Did Anti-Terrorist Cockpit Door Locks Doom Germanwings Airliner?

As the tragic and shocking facts began to unfold from last week's crash of a Germanwings (Lufthansa) Airliner in the Alps, we have learned perhaps one of the anti-terrorism cockpit "fixes" actually doomed the airplane.

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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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Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again!
Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again! (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for McDonald's)
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New Bill Would Raise Washington’s Minimum Wage to $12 – $15 Next?

The Washington State Senate Monday will hear testimony on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage (already the highest in the nation) to $12-per-hour, in $.50 increments over the next five years.

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Arlenes flowers (Facebook)
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Benton County Judge Rules Arlene’s Flowers Owner to Pay $1,001

On the heels of his ruling in the Consumer Protection Case of the Washington State Attorney General vs. Baronelle Stutzman  and her business Arlene's Flowers,  Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ordered a total of $1,001 in fees to be paid.

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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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-3MIBxQTw
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Brilliant Solution to That Bulk of Kid Memorabilia You’re Storing

As the school year winds down you likely find yourself with another huge box of all your child's drawings, stories, portrait photos, macaroni necklaces, and popsicle statues. If your kids are grown, a significant amount of storage is likely dedicated to 18 years worth of these items for each kid. Here's a brilliant solution to lighten your load:

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Category: Newsletter, Politics
GameTime Playground Equipment via Youtube
GameTime Playground Equipment via Youtube
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Every Park in the Mid Columbia Needs One of These!!! [VIDEO]

Anyone who has taken a small child to the park will see this video and say, "YES! I WANT THAT!" In fact, it's a little embarrassing that in 10,000 years of human civilization this only recently got invented.

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Animals Can’t Be Victims of Crimes Says Oregon Supreme Court

In 2010 a Stanfield man was arrested for starving 20 horses and goats. He was charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty. But that assumes each animal is a crime victim. Can an animal be a victim of a crime? Last year Oregon said yes, but this week the court said no. Do you agree?

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Strange Man Facebook Friending My Young Daughter and Her Friends, What Should I Do?

My daughter showed my wife the Facebook profile of a shirtless guy who'd sent her and five of her friends "Friend Requests." He appears to be in his late 20s and had about 375 friends. When we clicked on his "friend" list we discovered the vast majority of them were young girls between the ages of about 12 to 15.

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Category: Politics
Auditor investigation now focuses on employee
Auditor investigation now focuses on employee (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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State Auditor Probe Focuses on Employee in Auditor’s Office

The name Jason Jerue is so unknown in the Washington State Auditor's office, most employees don't ever remember seeing him there.  That could be because the part-time technical writer telecommutes from California and has done so since the beginning of 2013.

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