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Washington state test scores released
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Washington Test Scores Steady, But Rule Changes Hurting Schools

Washington State School Superintendent Randy Dorn calls the new federal standards "crazy."

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What does our state debt look like?
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What Does Washington State’s Debt “Look” Like? See The Shocking Stats

We hear so much about the debt carried by Washington state, when it comes to government spending,  unfunded liabilities (financial commitments not covered by taxes) and pensions.   But how does it look in "real life?"

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Inslee announces prison system review committee
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Gov. Inslee Looks to “Review” State’s Criminal Justice System

Is this is tied to his decision recently to suspend all death row executions?

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WA State Dream Act expands Thursday
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WA Program Giving Tuition Assistance to Illegals Expands Today

The "Real Hope Act"  or Washington state's version of "The Dream Act", expands today, with an additional $5 million dollars being allocated through next June.

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Our B&O taxes among worst in nation
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Leading Watchdog Group Says Washington State Taxes “Harmful”

Washington state is one of a handful that don't have a corporate state income tax, but a leading tax watchdog group says what we do is even WORSE.

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Gov. Inslee vetoes police drone restriction bill
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Gov. Inslee Vetoes Drone Restrictions

The Tacoma News-Tribune reported Friday Inslee shot down a bill that would have restricted police use of unmanned aerial devices, better known as drones.

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Teen smoking down, tobacco sales up in Washington state
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Washington’s Teen Smoking Rate Dropping, Tobacco Sales to Minors Rising

It's a bit of a Catch-22 situation for the Department of Health.

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Minimum wage killing teen - under skilled jobs
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Even More Evidence Raising Minimum Wage Kills Teen, Unskilled Employment

For many experts and economists, dealing with politicians has become like beating their head against a rock.   Here comes yet another credible study showing raising the minimum wage doesn't do any good, and in fact, hurts the people it was designed to help.

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Slobodan Djajic
Slobodan Djajic
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14 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Southeast Washington

Here's a surprising list of films filmed fully or partially around the Mid Columbia.

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Is Washington state's spending blitz helping education?
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Does Increased Spending Make for Better Education? New Studies Say No

You've probably heard about Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to tax bottled water and close loopholes to raise $200 million for education. Is throwing money at a situation going to make it better?

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