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Most WA healthcare enrollments are Medicaid
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Obamacare Enrollment in Washington State Mostly From Medicaid Sign Up

The Washington Healthcare Exchange released a statement Thursday trumpeting what they say is a large jump in health insurance enrollment. But the actual number of clients purchasing insurance plans was only about 12 percent of the total!

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Healthcare exchange officials issue statement
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WA State Healthcare Exchange Issues Statement Addressing 8,000 Client Account Errors

Hoping to answer questions, and stem the growing hotbed of controversy over a recent glaring issue with the new Washington State Healthcare Exchange, officials released a statement.

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Inslee named to Obama climate change committee
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Gov. Inslee Named to Obama’s Task Force on Climate Change

It comes as little surprise to Washingtonians that the Obama administration announced Friday Gov. Jay Inslee has been named to the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

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WA state closing loopholes used to smoke pot in bars
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State Liquor Board Working Fast to Prevent Pot Smoking in Bars

The Washington State Liquor Control Board is moving quickly to prohibit marijuana smoking in bars.

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Leaked documents show WA state trying to end medical pot industry
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Is Washington State Trying to Kill Its Medical Marijuana Industry?

After paving the early road for marijuana legalization in our state,  the medical marijuana industry now claims state officials want to do away with them.

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Inslee now suggesting a carbon tax or cap-and-trade for businesses
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Inslee Wants Cap-and-Trade in Washington State

Following the Washington State Climate Legislative Executive Workshop, Gov. Jay Inslee is suggesting Washington implement its own cap-and-trade program.

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Get Ready for Obamacare — Washington Healthcare Exchange Opens Today!

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, Tri-Cities residents and those across the state can get their first look at Obamacare online for Washington state.

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Washington Cannabis Institute wants you to learn to sell pot
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Want Some Extra Income? Learn How to Sell Pot in Washington State! It’s Easy, and “Fun”

This takes opening your own business to a whole new level...

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More critics blasting Inslee's job creation performance
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Criticism of Gov. Inslee’s Job-Creation Performance Grows

In the few days since the Longview Daily News blasted Gov. Jay Inslee for his pledge to create more jobs,  numerous other media outlets are echoing similar concerns.

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Privatization of liquor stores didn't bring dire results
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Group Says Privatization of Liquor Industry Did Not Increase DUIs or Accidents

Back in 2011 a huge scare tactic used to oppose the closing of state liquor stores was teenage drinking would skyrocket, DUI rates would increase, as would alcoholism. A new report challenges those assertions.

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