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Old 1911 Mabton Schoolhouse. (Townsquare media)
Old 1911 Mabton Schoolhouse. (Townsquare media)
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City of Mabton Buys Haunted School House Built 1911

When we first heard this news, we thought maybe the city was getting into the haunting business. But actually no.

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Yakima lifts pot business ban (Getty Images)
Yakima lifts pot business ban (Getty Images)
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Yakima Lifts Pot Business Ban, Tri-Cities Next?

The battle is far from over, say anti-pot supporters, and the council vote was split. But the ban has been lifted for now.

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The Link would provide convention space, performing arts center and redesign the Toyota Center (The Link)
The Link would provide convention space, performing arts center and redesign the Toyota Center (The Link)
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The Link: See This Ambitious Kennewick Convention Hall, Performing Arts Complex

Back in 2013 voters rejected a new 1/10th sales tax that would have provided much-needed expansion and renovation for the Three Rivers Convention Center.    Now, city officials are back with a revised proposal that has some positive changes.

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Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
Oregon insurance companies post losses in 2015 (Getty Images)
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Oregon Health Insurers Blame ‘Sick’ People for Losing Millions in 2015

Although a volatile health insurance market is partly to blame, from the turmoil caused by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), most insurers say it's because people just got sick more often.

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Oregon restaurant, hotel officials say wage will kill jobs (Getty Images)
Oregon restaurant, hotel officials say wage will kill jobs (Getty Images)
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Oregon Governor Signs $15 Minimum Wage Into Law

Oregon's new minimum wage law is considered landmark by some, deadly by others. The bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kate Brown will raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour faster than any state in the U.S. so far.

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Find Out What New Walla Walla Company Predicted to See $200 Million in Sales

If I were to tell you a new (sort of) company in Walla Walla could easily do $200 million in sales in 2016, would you be able to guess what it is?

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What effect will new bath, locker room rules have on you? (Getty Images)
What effect will new bath, locker room rules have on you? (Getty Images)
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How Will WA State Transgender Bathroom Law Affect You, Businesses?

With all this talk out of Olympia about the 'transgender bathroom laws,' there's a lot of confusion. What exactly does the new law stipulate? How will it affect businesses or even schools? We take a look at what it says.

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Proposed bill would handcuff employers (Getty Images)
Proposed bill would handcuff employers (Getty Images)
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Proposed Bill Would Keep Strip Employers Rights to Schedule Workers As Needed

Have you heard the new buzzword in Olympia? It's called "secure scheduling," and you will hear about it this election season. Fresh off their drive to get a $15 minimum wage in Seattle and some other cities, Working Washington now wants to take away a business owner or managers right to schedule employees as they see fit.

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Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday obsolete? (Getty Images)
Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday obsolete? (Getty Images)
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Are Black Friday, Cyber Monday Outdated? Yes, Say Retail Experts

According to some of the nation's leading marketing and business experts, the idea of 'Black Friday' for in-store shopping, and 'Cyber Monday' for online shopping as the biggest of the year is outdated and no longer exists. And, according to data from last year, it seems to be true.

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Worksource Tri Cities (Worksource)
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Benton, Franklin Counties Unemployment Rates Rise Slightly

Benton, Franklin Counties saw a slight increase in their unemployment rates from April to May.  We're two of 20 counties with rates that fall between 6 and 8 percent.

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