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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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Salmon recovery board budget is 220 plus million
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State Spending $220 million to Prevent Extinction of Salmon — Recent Reports Reveal 10-Year High

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced new appointments to the Salmon Recovery Board.

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More information released about WA Healthcare Exchange
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More Information About Washington’s Pending Health Insurance Exchange

While the full effect of Obamacare in Washington state will probably not be seen for some time, we are learning more about the health insurance exchange set to open in October.

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Could budget deal come at last minute?
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Is a Budget Deal Imminent? It May Come Just as Furlough Notices Go Out

Gov. Inslee says negotiators have reached a "breakthrough" in the battle overthe Washington state budget. But just what is it?

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Worksource employees would be among those furloughed
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State Ready to Send Furlough Notices to Employees If Budget Deal Fails

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state agencies are preparing to notify thousands of government workers that they may be temporarily laid off starting next week.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Jay Inslee said that agencies will send notices to workers Monday because lawmakers have been unable to finalize a budget

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I-5 bridge
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What Other Washington State Bridges Have Issues? What Does Functionally Obsolete Mean?

With the collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge that miraculously didn't kill anyone, many are now asking, what other bridges have issues?

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Inslee proposes new gas tax to fund transportation budget for 2013-14
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Gov. Inslee Wants Gas Tax to Support His Transportation Budget

This week, Governor Jay Inslee reiterated his desire for a 10-cent-per-gallon tax increase to help fund the $8.7 billion transportation budget he signed Monday.

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