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New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
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Just In Time for July 4 Holiday, New WA State Gas Tax Hits July 1!

It really shouldn't be a surprise, because the Washington State Legislature approved this gas tax over a year ago.

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Suspect wanted in connection with illegal use of fuel card (Kennewick Police Department)
Suspect wanted in connection with illegal use of fuel card (Kennewick Police Department)
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This Guy Wanted in Connection With $5K Worth of Fuel Theft

Perhaps he didn't realize many automated fueling stations now have those  pesky little security cameras right on the pump?  Authorities seeking this man in connection with illegal use of a stolen or lost gas card.

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Dozens of Cars Damaged After Fuel Mix-Up at Yakima Fred Meyer

A gasoline vendor pumped unleaded into the diesel tank and diesel fuel into the unleaded at the Yakima Fred Meyer gas station. The mistake was not discovered until several dozen cars had fueled up.

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Franklin County gas thief arrested (Getty Images)
Franklin County gas thief arrested (Getty Images)
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Agricultural Gas Thief Arrested in Franklin County

Unlike many gas thieves, this guy was using a stolen gas card.

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Oregon approves some consumer pumping, but not everywhere
Oregon approves some consumer pumping, but not everywhere (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Senate Approves Self-Serve Gas Stations, But There’s a Catch

Before you get too excited about the Oregon State Senate signing off an finally approving self-pumping gas stations, there's a catch.   Actually lots of them.

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Spokane car thief runs out of gas after stealing car
Spokane car thief runs out of gas after stealing car (Spokane County)
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Thief Steals Car, Then Runs Out of Gas Just Blocks Away

Maybe it's a good thing this car lot in Spokane doesn't fill the tanks of its vehicles for sale!

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Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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Turkeys more expensive, gas cheaper this Thanksgiving
Turkeys more expensive, gas cheaper this Thanksgiving (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Thanksgiving 2014: Gas Prices Down, Turkey Prices Up

If you're traveling for the holiday, you will save at the pump, but the turkey will cost you more.

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Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast
Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee, NW Leaders, Oppose Oil and Gas Leasing Off Pacific Coast

Gov. Inslee, Oregon Gov. Mike Kitzhaber and CA Governor Jerry Brown have signed a letter that's being sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and it could have an impact on our energy independence.

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Middle East unrest raising oil prices
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Middle East Unrest To Raise Your Gas Prices this Summer

It's no surprise, it's happened for decades.  But now we are seeing sharp spikes in gas prices again.

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