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Audit finds state computers easily breachable by hackers
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“Critical” Cyber Security Flaws Found in WA State Government Computers, Claims Audit

Let's hope one of them isn't the DMV!  Virtually everyone 16 and over is in their database.

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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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First minimum wage, now a state income tax?
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State Income Tax May Be on the Way

Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer first was exposed on the public scene as the founder of the infamous group Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, or WAGR.

They're the ones who's money was funding lobbying to try to push through a slew of gun control regulations during the last legislative session in Olympia -- including the insane proposal to have local county sheriff's inspect private citizens homes once a year to make sure their guns were properly secured and stored.  Hanauer's grou

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WA state officials recommendations would destroy medical pot industry
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Recommendations by WA Officials Would Destroy Medical Marijuana Industry, Say Critics

In seemingly one sweeping recommendation,  it appears medical marijuana could be completely wiped out by the state.

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Jay Inslee (r) takes over as governor
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Washington GOP Wary of Gov. Inslee’s Job Plans – Especially Green Economy

A number of Republican members of Washington's legislature are nervous for what their new governor will propose.

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Gregoire proposes more taxes on eve of departure
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Gov. Gregoire Proposes New Fuel Tax to Pay for Schools

Although Jay Inslee will take over in January,  Governor Chris Gregoire still has one more budget to submit to the state, and it includes new tax proposals.

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Jay Inslee takes over as governor
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Gov. Jay Inslee-What Can We Expect In The Future? Decision 2012

With the concession of Rob McKenna, Jay Inslee becomes Washington's next governor. What can we expect to see in the future?

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See a Nine-Year-Old Girl Football Star in Action

A nine-year-old Utah girl is making headlines (see above) for her amazing skill at football.

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Federal tax threatens mid-columbia stores
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Federal Tax Threatens Future Of Area ‘Roll Your Own’ Tobacco Stores

Thanks to a tax that was added to, of all measures, the Federal Transportation Bill,  roll-you-own tobacco stores could become a thing of the past across America - including the Mid-Columbia.

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Should Churches Be Involved in Politics? — Survey of the Day

The separation of church and state doesn’t mean religious leaders can’t express political opinions. And in the wake of President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage there has been talk that some houses of worship may encourage their flock not to vote for the president in 2012 to protest his reversal on the issue.

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