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What was most-searched item on Google in WA State in 2014?
What was most-searched item on Google in WA State in 2014? (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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What Was #1 Google Search in Washington State in 2014?

2014 was a busy year for Google, obviously.  The world's #1 search engine was kept hopping as people searched for quick answers to questions, and definitions.   What was the #1 search in Washington state?

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GPS device would "track" your miles, report it to state.
GPS device would "track" your miles, report it to state. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Washington State to Test Pay-By-Mile Pilot Tax Program to Replace Gas Tax

They've already kicked off a test program in Oregon, now it's creeping North.

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Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes
Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Northwest Governors Renew Call for Carbon Taxes, Push Global Warming Agenda

With world leaders meeting this week in New York for the United Nations Climate Leadership Summit,  the Governors of WA, OR, CA and the Premiere of British Columbia issued statements all but guaranteeing they will pursue carbon taxes.

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Washington state test scores released
Washington state test scores released (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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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?
What does our state debt look like? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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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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