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Seattle ranked among worst in U.S. traffic issues, congestion (Getty Images)
Seattle ranked among worst in U.S. traffic issues, congestion (Getty Images)
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Who Has the WORST Traffic In The U.S.? WA State Well Represented

According to the maker of the well-known navigation system Tom Tom, it's no surprise that Los Angeles has the worst traffic and congestion in the nation, San Francisco is second, and New York third. But who came in fourth?

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Kennewick police arrest teens for shooting at cars (KNDU-TV)
Kennewick police arrest teens for shooting at cars (KNDU-TV)
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Kennewick Teens Arrested for Shooting At Moving Cars

Two teens are in custody in Benton County after police received reports Saturday and Sunday that motorists cars were hit by unknown objects.

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New study shows big jump in pot related fatal crashes (Getty Images)
New study shows big jump in pot related fatal crashes (Getty Images)
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Pot-Related Fatal Crashes Jump 44 Percent Since 2010

According to a new report from the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WTC), the number of pot-impaired drivers has nearly doubled.

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Volkswagen Golf (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Own a Volkswagen? You Might Have Received A Recall – Here’s Why

Hundreds of thousands of recall letters have been going out from the German auto maker, after the EPA has accused them of 'cheating' with computer software designed to end-run emissions standards.

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Car thefts on rise in Hermiston
Car thefts on rise in Hermiston (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Car Thefts Spiking in Hermiston, Authorities Trying to Find Out Why

While robberies are down significantly, as well as some other crimes, car thefts in Hermiston are being described as "ugly" by the police chief.

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Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely
Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Could Hackers ‘Take Control’ of Your New Connected Car?

More and more we are seeing vehicles on the road that are referred to as "connected," or having direct internet and other digital access.  Whether it's built-in wifi, or other internet features to assist the GPS, performance and other features, the fear of getting hacked as grown considerably.  Especially after recently, two computer experts were able to "take control" of a Jeep Cherokee while their test driver was speeding down the road at 70 miles per hour!

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New law prohibits open containers of pot in cars
New law prohibits open containers of pot in cars (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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New Law Bans Open Containers of Pot in Cars in WA

Closing yet another loophole in the marijuana laws, it's now illegal to have open stashes of pot in your car, just like the open container alcohol law.

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You’ll Never Feel OK About Opening a Car Door Again! [VIDEO]

I don't know about you, but just knowing that there are spiders this big living in the world make me hesitate to ever open my car door again...

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New bill would criminalize leaving animals in cars in adverse conditions
New bill would criminalize leaving animals in cars in adverse conditions (Oli Scarff-Getty Images)
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State Senate Approves Bill Criminalizing Leaving Pets in Cars

If signed, a new law in Washington would assess a $125 fine to pet owners who leave an animal in a vehicle where it "might be harmed by heat, cold, or lack of proper ventilation." 

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State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard
State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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State Officials Seek Comments on Controversial Proposed Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking comments and input on Gov. Inslee's controversial plan to implement a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state.

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