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Still no progress on budget
Still no progress on budget (Washington state legislative website)
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Budget Shutdown Could Have Ripple Effect Across State

If legislators fail to reach a budget agreement and it's not signed before 12:01 am July 1st, there could be repercussions beyond the estimated 26,000 state workers who would be furloughed.

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D. B. Cooper
D. B. Cooper (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Fbi/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Man Searching for D.B. Coopers Parachute Money Nearly Dies in Accident

A former Navy SEAL nearly met the same fate as some historians believe met the mysterious D.B. Cooper when he jumped out of a Boeing 727 airliner in darkness between Portland and Seattle in 1971.

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Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax
Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Group Warns of Lawsuit if New State Budget Includes Capital Gains Tax

Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.

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Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees
Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Richland, Pasco Schools Contributed Thousands to McCleary Legal Fees

A recent report by the Washington Policy Center has asked the thorny question if public school district money was given to help cover legal fees from the McCleary Education lawsuit.  Turns out, it appears so, and two of our three Tri-City Districts pitched in.

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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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