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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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Inslee now has two programs that would raise prices dramatically
Inslee now has two programs that would raise prices dramatically (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Inslee Now has TWO Programs To Raise Gas Prices?

According to investigative work by SHIFTWA,  there's now TWO potential whammies coming to the pump, if Gov. Inslee gets his way.

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Why does The Department of Agriculture need a SWAT team?
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Why Do Postal Service, USDA, And Department of Agriculture Need SWAT Teams?

Every now and then there will be a flurry of news reports from sources outside the mainstream media, about military-like buildups of government agencies that have no association with national security.  Then,  the subject is forgotten.

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WA state task force takes up drone regulations
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Drone Regulation Task Force Meets This Week in Olympia

Whether or not you will see those hovering,  humming eyes in the sky in the future might be determined by a committee that met for the first time Monday.

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Florida School Board member proposes dress code for parents!
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Florida School Board Member Proposes Dress Code for Parents!

We actually understand her reason behind the idea, but the fact that she would even propose it is just another example of progressive stupidity.

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