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It is hoped that selling Sears Kenmore appliances on Amazon will help provide needed money to prop up the rest of the Sears store lines. (Getty Images)
It is hoped that selling Sears Kenmore appliances on Amazon will help provide needed money to prop up the rest of the Sears store lines. (Getty Images)
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Will Amazon ‘Save’ SEARS? New Sales Agreement Sends Stock Soaring

Experts are not sure what the outcome will be, but the initial impact boosted Sears' stock by over 18 points.

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Inslee vetoed bi-partisan plan that would have helped over 10,000 manufacturers (Getty Images)
Inslee vetoed bi-partisan plan that would have helped over 10,000 manufacturers (Getty Images)
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Critics Say Gov. Inslee Caved to Unions in Vetoing Tax Cut for Manufacturers

Although he denies it, critics, especially on the GOP side, are saying Governor Inslee caved into special interests and labor unions when he vetoed part of a bill that would give the same Business and Occupation tax rate as Boeing.

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Make sure sales person is wearing city approved ID badge and is legal (Getty Images)
Make sure sales person is wearing city approved ID badge and is legal (Getty Images)
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Door To Door Salesmen MUST Wear ID Badge, Say Local Officials

Not just in West Richland, but in the rest of the area, officials are noticing an uptick in door-to-door salemen. Not all are crooks, but they're becoming increasingly linked to fraud.

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This is what we found online via Google (Google)
This is what we found online via Google (Google)
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What’s Going to Replace New York Richie’s In Kennewick?

The buzz started with a few recent posts on the Facebook page, 'You Know You're from Tri-Cities When..",  people asking what happened to this popular pizza restaurant on Clearwater in Kennewick.

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Tri-Cities fastest growing job market in state (Megan Murray Townsquare Media)
Tri-Cities fastest growing job market in state (Megan Murray Townsquare Media)
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The Fastest Growing Job Market in WA? Tri-Cities in 2016

According to data released this week by the Washington State Employment Security Department, the Tri-Cities was the fastest growing job market in the entire state last year.

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SuperCar Plant to Open in 8 Months in West Richland

America's fastest car the Shelby SuperCar, will eventually be manufactured at a facility being built in West Richland Washington  in approximately 8 months according to Company founder Jarod Shelby... 

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County breakdown of minimum wage Initiative-yellow shows counties where it was defeated (WA state secretary of state)
County breakdown of minimum wage Initiative-yellow shows counties where it was defeated (WA state secretary of state)
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WA Minimum Wage Passes Due to King County Support

Initiative 1433, which not only raises the minimum wage but also now requires ALL businesses to offer paid sick leave to all workers, was passed largely because of West side support. (Yellow shaded counties are where it was defeated).

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I-1464 defeated by voters (Washington State Secretary of State)
I-1464 defeated by voters (Washington State Secretary of State)
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Business Owners Say Passage of I-1464 Would Have Hurt Them Badly

It was presented as a campaign finance reform law, but there was a clause in there that perhaps a lot of people missed.

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Find out about I-1433 (Getty Images)
Find out about I-1433 (Getty Images)
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Confused About I-1433 Minimum Wage Intiative? Here’s a Voter’s Guide

So much has been said about I-1433, which would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $13.50 by the year 2020, and add mandatory paid sick leave for every worker (regardless of the business) by the year 2018.  How will it affect business? How will it affect you, and retail-business prices?

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Now, many Seattle businesses will be forced to schedule workers two weeks out or longer (Ben Pruchnie-Getty)
Now, many Seattle businesses will be forced to schedule workers two weeks out or longer (Ben Pruchnie-Getty)
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Seattle Passes “Impossible” New Worker Scheduling Laws

Some business owners in Seattle say the new secure scheduling laws will be "impossible" to work around, and will only result in fewer hours and more layoffs for many workers. Secure Scheduling is the latest brainchild of labor union backed Working for Washington, and could potentially leave business owners in serious trouble when it comes to last minute or sick worker scheduling.

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