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New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half
New bills would examine dividing Washington state in half (Townsquare meda image)
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Tri-Cities, Spokane Legislators Explore Idea of Splitting State in Half

On the heels of a Western Washington man starting a petition to create a committee to examine splitting our state in half, as well as putting the issue before voters, here comes another bill.

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Independent Party certified in Oregon
Independent Party certified in Oregon (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Here Come the Independents – 3rd Political Party Gets Election Go-Ahead in Oregon

The Office of the Oregon State Secretary of State has announced there will be a third political party participating in primary elections.

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Gov. Kitzhaber
Gov. Kitzhaber (Office of the Governor of Oregon)
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Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Facing Serious Ethics Violations, Democrat Legislators Keeping Distance

Political experts say the controversial Oregon leader is facing the biggest challenge of his political career, and he might not survive it.

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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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Craig Morgan
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Craig Morgan Slams Seth Rogen’s ‘American Sniper’ Comments

Craig Morgan wasn't too happy with a recent tweet from comic actor Seth Rogen, and he took to social media to let it be known.

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Gov. Inslee delivers State Of the State Speech
Gov. Inslee delivers State Of the State Speech (Washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Delivers “State Of The State” Speech – Here’s Important Parts

Today Gov. Inslee delivered the Washington state equivalent of the Presidential State of the Union speech.  We've included key points that stood out for us, and some that raise eyebrows.

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Controversial Religous Group Gets “Run Off” At Portland NBA Game [VIDEO] NSFW

The Westboro Baptist Church tried to protest at a recent Portland Trailblazers NBA game, and got a rude reception.

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Big issues besides taxes, gas, and environment facing legislature
Big issues besides taxes, gas, and environment facing legislature (Washington state legislative website)
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These Bills Will Be Large Battlegrounds in State Legislative Session

Everyone is talking about the budget, transportation, and Gov. Inslee's environmental proposals as the state legislature starts it's 2015 session this week.   But there are some returning issues that will be very big this year.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Portland Students Get School Extra Credit for Attending Biden Campaign Rally [VIDEO]

Perhaps a sign of what's wrong with the educational system?

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