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There's another part to minimum wage hike not being talked about (Ben Pruchnie)
There's another part to minimum wage hike not being talked about (Ben Pruchnie)
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What’s Hidden Inside Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Proposal for WA?

Initiative 1433 is likely going to be on the ballot this fall, YOU the voter will decide if WA will raise it's minimum wage statewide to $15 by 2020. But there's another requirement that would go into effect that could cripple or shut down small businesses, especially those who employ small levels of staff and workers.

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Chamber closing jeopardizes nationally famous Lighted Implement Parade (KFFM Yakima Townsquare Media)
Chamber closing jeopardizes nationally famous Lighted Implement Parade (KFFM Yakima Townsquare Media)
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Why Is Sunnyside Closing Their Chamber of Commerce?

The Chamber of Commerce has been a part of most American cities and towns for decades, a symbol of economic development and business. But in Sunnyside, the chamber is closing for different reasons.

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The Reach experiencing financial issues (the Reach Museum)
The Reach experiencing financial issues (the Reach Museum)
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Reach Museum Running Out of Money?

The epic museum has seen many successes, and a lot of visitors and traffic since it opened. But now it's facing financial issues.

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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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