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New enhanced Driver's License now meets Federal REAL ID requirements (Washington State DOL)
New enhanced Driver's License now meets Federal REAL ID requirements (Washington State DOL)
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New Washington Drivers’ License Solves REAL ID Issue–Sort Of

Friday, the Washington state Legislature approved bills that will make our state compliant with the Federal REAL ID Act. But it still doesn't address the issue of potential illegals getting drivers licenses.

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Suspect Arcan Cetin, found dead in jail cell (Washington State Patrol)
Suspect Arcan Cetin, found dead in jail cell (Washington State Patrol)
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WA Mall Shooting Suspect Who Killed 5 Found Dead in Jail Cell

The man awaiting trial for the fatal shooting of five people last September in the Cascade Mall in Bremerton, WA has apparently taken his own life.

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New legislation would toughen DUI penalties (Newstalk870 File image)
New legislation would toughen DUI penalties (Newstalk870 File image)
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State Senate Toughens WA DUI Laws, Currently Weakest in U.S.

We will see if the State House tries to curtail this latest attempt to strengthen our state's DUI laws. For the sixth straight year, the GOP controlled State Senate this week voted 41-0 to make a significant change to DUI laws. The past five legislative sessions, the Democrat-controlled House declined to even bring it to the floor for a vote, so it didn't even pass.

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Legislators, AG move to end death penalty (Getty Images)
Legislators, AG move to end death penalty (Getty Images)
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Attorney General, Legislators, Move to End Washington’s Death Penalty

Unlike such efforts in the past, there is actually bi-partisan supportĀ  this time.

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Minimum wage set to rise January 1st, part of an overall climb to $13.50 by 2020  (Getty Images)
Minimum wage set to rise January 1st, part of an overall climb to $13.50 by 2020 (Getty Images)
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State Minimum Wage Jumps to $11 Per Hour Jan. 1

Per the results of Initiative 1433, the overall state minimum wage is going up $1.43 beginning Sunday. The initiative was approved during the November 2016 election.

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These Are the 10 Worst Cities in Washington

I just finished watching this witty yet sorta true video about the 10 WORST cities in Washington State...Only 1 eastern Washington City made their list...can you guess which one??

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Will Donald be coming next Tuesday? (Getty Images)
Will Donald be coming next Tuesday? (Getty Images)
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Will Donald Trump Plan Rally in Everett Tuesday?

The Donald is coming to Washington state, or is he?

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Are we among the worst drivers in America? (Townsquare Media file image)
Are we among the worst drivers in America? (Townsquare Media file image)
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Washington Drivers Among Worst in U.S. Just How Bad Are We?

According to a new poll, supported by survey data, Washington drivers are in the bottom third of worst drivers in America.

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Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
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Why Are Environmental Groups AGAINST Proposed WA Carbon Tax?

This fall, Washington voters will be asked if they want to have their wallets hit with the nation's first ever carbon, or pollution, tax. Yet, a number of environmental groups are against the idea. Before you start thinking they're pro citizen or business, read on.

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New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
New gas tax hits today in Washington state (Getty Images)
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Just In Time for July 4 Holiday, New WA State Gas Tax Hits July 1!

It really shouldn't be a surprise, because the Washington State Legislature approved this gas tax over a year ago.

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