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Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again!
Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again! (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for McDonald's)
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New Bill Would Raise Washington’s Minimum Wage to $12 – $15 Next?

The Washington State Senate Monday will hear testimony on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage (already the highest in the nation) to $12-per-hour, in $.50 increments over the next five years.

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San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage
San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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What Will $15 Minimum Wage Do to Businesses? See What’s Happening in San Francisco

We've already seen the first  fallout from Seattle's new $15 minimum wage, the major relocation by a well-known Northwest outdoor manufacturer. WA officials should heed the warnings from California.

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Kennewick city pool now closed
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Kennewick City Pool to Close During Fair Week, Now Done for Season

If you're looking to get in some last-minute swimming before school, you might try elsewhere.

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Benton Franklin Health District office in Prosser will be closing.
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Benton Franklin Health District to Close Prosser Office in September

Due to what officials are calling a lack of clients, the Prosser branch of the county health department will shutter its doors Sept. 19.

BFHD officials say immunizations have dropped at the office because many are now available through privatized clinics in the area.

They also say while overall interaction with clients has increased at the Environmental Health clinic, it's been due to

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Vista Field timetable still not set for closing
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Latest News on Vista Field Closing: Timetable for Dismantle Set Within 60 Days

A few weeks ago the Port of Kennewick voted to close Vista Field permanently, and make the land available for development. The decision was made with hopes of attracting more businesses and retail activity, and because the field was losing thousands of dollars annually.

A time table is being established with target dates for various stages of dismantling the facility. 

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The Obama effect continues
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ANOTHER Business Visited by The Prez Goes Under!

It just keeps happening over and over and....

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Northbound lanes of Blue Bridge to close Thursday night through monday 5am
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Northbound Blue Bridge Lanes Will Be Closed Oct. 29 – Nov. 12

Important driver information if you use the Blue Bridge! A revision has been made to repair plans.

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USPS Truck
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Post Office To End Overnight Delivery–Closing 252 MORE Processing Centers

this was alluded to at Pasco meeting about closing processing center

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