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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images and Morgan Ashley's Facebook
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images and Morgan Ashley's Facebook
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Celebrity Look-Alike: KNDU’s Morgan Ashley and Idina Menzel [PHOTOS]

I noticed a news report pop up in my Facebook feed (see below) and thought, "What is internationally-acclaimed Broadway performer Idina Menzel doing reporting a house fire in Tri-Cities?" Turns out it wasn't Idina, it was Morgan Ashley!

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Category: Newsletter, Politics
Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan
Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Plan Would Squeeze Mid Columbia Ag Companies

Gov. Jay Inslee is intent on fighting global warming and has proposed a enormous $12 billion plan to battle pollution and would "punish" the top 130 entities his experts say are pumping carbon into the atmosphere

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©FOTOPRESS/Sandra Teddy via Getty Images
©FOTOPRESS/Sandra Teddy via Getty Images
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Former Moses Lake Politician Arrested for Meth Possession

Kenneth Kunes, 61, was the Grant County Clerk (an elected position) from 1999 to 2006. He's had legal troubles and is now facing charges for possession of methamphetamine.

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State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years
State House fronts bill that would raise minimum wage over two years (Washington state legislative website)
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Democrats Push Bill to Raise State Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour by 2017

On the heels of yet another raise to the nation's highest minimum wage rate,  House Bill 2672 would set in motion a gradual increase of the wage offered entry-level and unskilled workers to $12 by the year 2017.

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New regulations considered for medical marijuana industry
New regulations considered for medical marijuana industry (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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State Legislators Consider New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Industry

This week, Washington State Senate committees are conducting hearings over new proposed laws that would be applied to medical marijuana industry.

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Inslee response to SOTU speech
Inslee response to SOTU speech . (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Issues Response to Obama State Of The Union Speech

You can read his entire comments here after Obama's SOTU delivery Tuesday evening.

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Craig Morgan
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Craig Morgan Slams Seth Rogen’s ‘American Sniper’ Comments

Craig Morgan wasn't too happy with a recent tweet from comic actor Seth Rogen, and he took to social media to let it be known.

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Alexey Lisovoy
Alexey Lisovoy
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How Much Do You Tip Casino Staff When You Win? [SURVEY]

I was chatting with friends who work at a local casino. They told me when someone wins $1,000 they expect a 30-40 percent tip -- that's standard. I recall watching a travel show about Las Vegas saying something similar. If I won $1,000 I'd tip $50 -- $75 tops. My friends called me cheap. What do you think?

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Category: Politics
The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed
The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Most “Grassroots” Environmental Groups Are Actually Part of Much Bigger Organizations

Most of the so-called local community based environmental groups you hear about in the news are anything but that. They're actually like the arms of an octopus; part of much larger well-funded environmental organizations that even receive federal funding on occasion.

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Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof
Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Federal Judge Rules Yakima Dairy Guilty of Underground Pollution – Without Concrete Evidence

The lawsuit is one of several filed against Yakima Valley area dairies, and was filed without  any definite evidence showing the dairy was directly responsible for high nitrate levels found in the area.

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