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EPA under fire for attack on Northwest Farmers  (Getty Images)
EPA under fire for attack on Northwest Farmers (Getty Images)
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Rep. Newhouse Demands Investigation Into Northwest Anti-Farmer EPA Campaign

You may have heard of the "What's Upstream" campaign that was launched by money from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (The Pacific Northwest) that many say was a cleverly disguised attack on farmers, ranchers and other ag producers by environmental groups. Now, there's evidence taxpayer money was used to fund the effort, in violation of federal laws.

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Democratic Senators push bill to hinder immigration enforcement efforts (Washington state legislative website)
Democratic Senators push bill to hinder immigration enforcement efforts (Washington state legislative website)
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Proposed Bill Would Prohibit WA National Guard from Immigration Enforcement

Considering the Washington State Senate is controlled by the GOP, this will is not likely to go anywhere. But it reflects yet another facet of the Democratic party working to actively and openly defy Federal immigration laws, and oppose the policies of the Trump Administration.

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Ok, they're a little bigger than this. But you get the idea (Getty Images)
Ok, they're a little bigger than this. But you get the idea (Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Make Tiny House Dream Closer to Coming True

You've probably seen the wildly popular FYI Network show "Tiny House Nation," featuring families and people who build small homes anywhere from 150 to 400 square feet. It's part of a tiny house movement that is sweeping across the country. Many folks are looking for freedom of mobility, flexibility, and having a paid off home. They're bigger than the one in the picture, but  you get the idea!

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Kennewick civic leader wants city to pass resolution that includes language that Kennewick will not enforce federal immigration law (City of Kennewick)
Kennewick civic leader wants city to pass resolution that includes language that Kennewick will not enforce federal immigration law (City of Kennewick)
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Kennewick Civic Leader Wants City to Not Honor Federal Immigration Laws

A Kennewick City Councilman and a Latino civic leader have collaborated to write  a proposal that would make Kennewick an "inclusive" city when it comes to immigrants.

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New bill proposes no use for aborted fetal body parts whatsoever (Washington state legislature)
New bill proposes no use for aborted fetal body parts whatsoever (Washington state legislature)
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New WA Law Would Prohibit ANY Use of Aborted Fetal Body Parts

While it's illegal to sell fetal tissue or aborted body parts, they are still often donated and used for research, and in some cases, stem cell medical procedures. This was at the center of the Planned Parenthood controversy, where hidden camera investigations and other data claimed the agency was selling them against Federal law.

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It’s Illegal to Warm Up Your Car in the Mid Columbia

Pasco PD and Kennewick PD have been issuing weekly warnings not to, but it's actually ILLEGAL to warm up your car unattended -- that's true in all of Washington state.

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In 2017 luminaries will be illegal in Oregon (Getty Images)
In 2017 luminaries will be illegal in Oregon (Getty Images)
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No More Sky Lanterns In Oregon After December 31st. Bummer!

To some they're called Chinese Lanterns, others luminaries, or wish lanterns, or paper balloons. Regardless, these timeless and popular aerial sights will be illegal in Oregon starting January 1st.

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Pasco City Council, citizens, discuss religious freedom resolution (KNDU-TV)
Pasco City Council, citizens, discuss religious freedom resolution (KNDU-TV)
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Pasco Eyeing Resolution Supporting Religous Freedom For Businesses

It's nowhere near being passed, or even voted on. But in the wake of the Arlene's Flowers State Supreme Court case this week, the Pasco City Council is discussing religious freedom in the workplace.

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Petition seeks changess for sex offenders (Getty Images)
Petition seeks changess for sex offenders (Getty Images)
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Former Victim’s ‘One-Strike’ for Sex Offenders Petition Going Viral

Shasta Groene is an Idaho woman, who's story 11 years ago gripped the Pacific Northwest and the nation. Now, she's created petition that's probably the hardest-hitting one ever proposed for dealing with predatory and serious sex offenders.

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New stricter voting laws proposed by WA Secretary of State (Getty Images)
New stricter voting laws proposed by WA Secretary of State (Getty Images)
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New WA State Legislation Would Force Legal Residency Proof to Vote

The tragic shooting staged by a non-U.S. citizen at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA has now created a nationwide debate over whether non-citizens and other illegals are influencing elections.

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