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Government Data Mining Right Under Your Nose – The American Community Survey

Have you received one of these in the mail?

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Another candidate declares for Doc's seat
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5th Candidate Announces Campaign to Seek Doc Hastings Congressional Seat

The race to fill Doc Hasting's seat at the end of the year is getting busy!

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New bill would gradually lower liquor taxes
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Tax Relief Might Be Coming For Hard Alcohol Sales in Washington State

It would take a while, but we will perhaps finally start to see the savings citizens wanted when they voted the state's liquor stores out of existence.

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Bottled water tax comes up again
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WA Senate Democrats Want to Close 4 Tax Loopholes, Tax Bottled Water, For Education

Democrats in the Senate want to close four tax exemptions or loopholes as they and Governor Inslee call them, to raise money for education.

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Newstalk 870 broadcast tower
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Legislator Introduces Bills That Would “Kill” FCC Newsroom Monitoring Plan

Oregon Representative Greg Walden is leading the charge to curtail the FCC's intrusion.

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Senate unveils transportation package
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Washington Senate Unveils Transportation Package – Would Add $.11.5 Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax

The plan recently released by the Senate differs in many ways from last year's House bill.

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Former Senator Harold Hochstatter
(Courtesy TVW-Washington state legislative television network)
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4th Congressional District Candidate gets Endorsement from Controversial Former Senator

Gavin Seim, who is competing with at least three other candidates to fill the House position to be vacated at the end of the year by Doc Hastings, has picked up the endorsement of one of the most fiery and outspoken former Washington legislators.   This former legislator's story is a fascinating read, especially for his attention-getting career.

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8th district legislators seeking your opinions
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Legislative Town Hall Meetings Saturday in Richland, Kennewick, West Richland — 8th District

On the heels of their recent telephone town hall in January,  8th legislative district officials plan to visit Benton County Saturday.

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Maegan Murray
Maegan Murray
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If We Bury a Time Capsule, What Tri-Cities Objects Should Go Inside?

If we were to buy a time capsul thingy and buried it, what should we put in it from Tri-Cities?

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4 candidates stepping up, so far, to vie for Hasting's seat
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Who’s Running to Replace Doc Hastings in Congress After His Retirement?

A number of candidates are stepping up to vie for the position.

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