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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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Washington has highest estate tax in nation - again
Washington has highest estate tax in nation - again (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Washington Again Has Highest Estate Tax in U.S.

The Tax Foundation on Wednesday released their annual report on which states have the highest estate and inheritance taxes in the U.S. and unfortunately, the Pacific Northwest is well represented.

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Democrats accused of "moving" candidates around in districts for election purposes
Democrats accused of "moving" candidates around in districts for election purposes. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Are Democrats “Outsourcing” Candidates for WA State Legislature?

Now that the filing period for the 2014 election season is over,   one watchdog group is discovering it appears state Democrats persuaded candidates to change their addresses so they they could run for office in certain key districts.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber “Dodges” Questions over Failed Cover Oregon – Video

Courtesy of Laughing At Liberals on YouTube,    a cameraman asked some tough, pointed questions of Oregon's governor as he was leaving a recent press event May 23rd.

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$15 wage already affecting Seattle businesses
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Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Already Killing Jobs – Even Before it Begins

Seattle business leaders - even some who supported idea - are now "terrified" of $15-per-hour minimum wage.  And there's an even scarier proposal that could move implementation way forward.

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Montana couples suing over same-sex marriage ban
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Same-Sex Couples Sue State of Montana over Gay Marriage Ban

On the heels of a U.S. District Judge striking down Oregon's same-sex marriage ban,  now four couples are suing the state of Montana.

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