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$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase'
$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase' (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Supporters Ok with Restaurant Failures, Says Report

Now that Seattle is becoming familiar with more restaurants and businesses closing due to the looming $15 minimum wage issue, a number of liberal bloggers and supporters of the idea are blithely tossing closures off as if they were nothing.

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Auditor now accused of using "stolen" money to pay for attorney
Auditor now accused of using "stolen" money to pay for attorney (Washington state auditor's office)
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State Auditor Paid For Attorney With Stolen Money, Say Feds

The situation for embattled Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley just keeps snowballing for the worse.

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Employee with long-term ties to embattled auditor fired
Employee with long-term ties to embattled auditor fired (Washington state legislative website)
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State Fires Employee with Long Ties to Embattled Auditor

Although he has not been charged with any wrongdoing, a "satellite" employee of the Washington State Auditor's office has been fired.

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Boeing refuses to release emails between them and Clinton Foundation
Boeing refuses to release emails between them and Clinton Foundation (Getty images)
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Boeing Refuses to Release Emails With Clinton Foundation – State Department

On the heels of a suspicious deal between General Electric (GE) the Clinton Foundation, and the State Department,  a national group and some shareholders are demanding the aerospace giant release it's dealings with the controversial foundation.

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Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts
Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Teachers in 8 Washington School Districts Plan to Strike

Instead of teaching, educators in 8 different West side schools plan a series of one-day strikes, or walkouts, in protest over recent legislative actions.

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"Grandparents" scam hitting Kennewick, Tri-Cities
"Grandparents" scam hitting Kennewick, Tri-Cities (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Grandparents Scam Hitting Tri-Cities – Watch for Suspicious Phone Calls

Kennewick police are cautioning citizens -especially grandparents - to use caution if they get a certain type of suspicious phone call.

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New York $15 minimum wage protestors
New York $15 minimum wage protestors (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rallies Actually Attempt at Unionization

Newstalk 870 reported on what is being called the "4-15-$15 Rallies" Wednesday in Spokane, Yakima and Pasco, with a video showing a meager turnout at the McDonalds on Court Street. But new information released by the Freedom Foundation shows the REAL motivation behind these rallies.

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Arlenes flowers
Arlenes flowers (Arlene's Flowers Facebook)
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Go-Fund-Me Campaign Nets $98K (So Far) For Arlene’s Flowers

Every day, the total continues to climb.  The outpouring of support has been amazing.

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Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage
Despite rallies and protests, state Senate shoots down $15 minimum wage (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Statewide $15 Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in Senate – Won’t Vote on House Bill

Once again, the last line of defense in the State Senate has business owners - especially small ones - breathing a sigh of relief. At least ones OUTSIDE of Seattle.

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Top Blue Jays Prospect Signs for $2 Million, Still Lives in Car

Baseball has always had its fair share of quirky characters and this promising prospect is doing his part to keep that tradition.

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