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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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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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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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What Should RadioShack Have Done to Save Itself? [SURVEY]

Whenever we hear the news of RadioShack stores closing we say, "Of course, they were doomed." But why? Was there NOTHING that could be done? They became a weird accessories store selling phones. Had you been CEO what would you have done differently?

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Category: Politics
Gov. Kitzhaber
Gov. Kitzhaber (Office of the Governor of Oregon)
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Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Facing Serious Ethics Violations, Democrat Legislators Keeping Distance

Political experts say the controversial Oregon leader is facing the biggest challenge of his political career, and he might not survive it.

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Sara Robinson
Sara Robinson
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If the IRS Calls Saying You’re Under Arrest for Tax Evasion IT’S A SCAM!

A Facebook friend posted today their daughter in law got a call from the IRS saying there was a warrant out for their arrest for tax evasion and police were on their way but they would take payment over the phone. Several other Mid Columbia residents replied that they'd gotten the SAME CALL!

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Creatas
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How Do You Feel About Free Lunch for All at School? [POLL]

Schools in Umatilla are encouraging all students to take advantage of free lunch funded by the federal government. Jefferson Elementary in Richland does the same thing... and there are probably several others in the Mid Columbia. What do you think of our taxes paying for lunch when many of the parents can afford it just fine?

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WA AG favors net neutrality
WA AG favors net neutrality (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Washington Attorney General Supports Controversial Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot topic in Washington D.C. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he supports FCC Commissioner Tim Wheeler's plan to ensure what he calls "net neutrality."

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Committee to hold hearing on mandatory abortion insurance bill
Committee to hold hearing on mandatory abortion insurance bill (washington state legislative website)
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Abortion Mandate Bill Hearing Coming Tuesday Feb. 10 in Olympia

Next Tuesday, legislators will take comments and input on a bill that would force every private insurance policy in Washington state to cover abortions.

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