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Is Pasco 'caving' into pressure from special interest groups? (Google Street View)
Is Pasco 'caving' into pressure from special interest groups? (Google Street View)
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Have Zambrano Shooting and Elections Resulted in ‘Pressure’ On Pasco?

In the wake of the Antonio Zambrano shooting in 2015, there have been a series of events taking place, many of them seemingly 'under the radar' when it comes to policy and practices. Also, recent efforts have been made to make unconstitutional changes to Pasco's City Council voting process. The result? A pair of events are coming soon.

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Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
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Voice Your Opinion on Proposed Carbon Pollution Tax in Washington

The Department of Ecology has released a revision on the first ever rule designed to reduce carbon pollution, and they actually want your opinions. The Department plans to act by late summer on putting this new Clean Air Rule into action.

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Gov. Inslee to go after corporate salaries, by using state agency (Getty Images)
Gov. Inslee to go after corporate salaries, by using state agency (Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Asks State Agency to Address “Income Equality”

Critics are saying this is his most progressive, boldest move towards redistribution of wealth. No wonder the story broke on a Friday, when most people won't be paying attention.

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Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
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Oregon Gets “F”, Washington State “D”, in Government Integrity Investigation

According to a report published by Northwest Cable News, Oregon is one of -if not the worst- states in the nation when it comes to integrity by government officials.

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Legislators still battling over transportation, budget issues
Legislators still battling over transportation, budget issues (Washington state legislative website)
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Deja-Vu…Washington State Government Shutdown Looming July 1

It appeared legislators were going to be able to get a budget hammered out, and we could avoid the potential shutdown of state services, like almost happened in 2014.

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Washington state capitol
Washington state capitol (Washington state legislative website)
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Legislature Called Back for Special Session in Olympia

2015 is shaping up to look a lot like 2014, in that the Washington state legislature has unfinished business. Whether or not it turns into a cranky dispute with Gov. Inslee remains to be seen.

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Tri city regional chamber
Tri city regional chamber (Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce)
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Tri-City Regional Chamber Plans FREE Government Contracting Workshop April 7

It's time for the next in a quarterly series of free workshops offered to area business owners, designed to help them learn how to more effectively land contracts that can greatly help expand their businesses.

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Leader questions credibility of local investigation
Leader questions credibility of local investigation (Townsquare media image)
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Pasco Community Leader Questions Credibility of Zambrano-Montes Shooting Investigation

A Pasco Hispanic community leader is asking for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes saying the investigation by the Special Investigations Unit will have "no credibility whatsoever."

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Should Washington state be divided to create a 51st state?
Should Washington state be divided to create a 51st state? (Washington state legislative website)
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Citizen Launches New Campaign to Divide Washington Into TWO States

A Western Washington man, citing excessive government over-reach and a growing mistrust of political leaders, is proposing to split Washington in half.

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Many projects were mothballed or abandoned
Many projects were mothballed or abandoned (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Congressional Report Blasts Government Money Spent on Massages for Rabbits, Other Waste

Every year, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R)  releases the "Wastebook" Report, a detailed look at useless, frivolous and ridiculous government spending.

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