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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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Gosh Darn It! People in Washington Swear the Least – Guess Where They Swear the Most

We're PROUD to announce that the state of Washington is the Politeness CAPITAL of the United States.

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Hackers break into Washington state courts website
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Washington State Court Website Hacked in February – Most Affected Involved in Court Cases

The Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts announced this week its website was hacked back in February and the data of a significant number of persons may have been accessed.

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Much unfinished business in Olympia
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Study: Washington House Budget Proposal Could Kill 9,800 Jobs

If the House budget proposal is approved when the Legislature begins its extended session May 13,  there could be a laundry list of new taxes.

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Washington voted most bike-friendly state
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Washington Voted ‘Most Bicycle-Friendly State’ in U.S. — Oregon Ranked No. 2

According to the experts, we're the best place to ride a bicycle.

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WA timeline for pot stores bumped back to next spring
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WA Officials Release Timeline for Implementing State Pot System, Sales Bumped Back

Instead of being to light up marijuana purchased in a state store December 1st,  it won't be at least until next spring.

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New DUI laws could be coming to Washington state
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New, Tougher DUI Laws Coming to Washington State? Inslee to Unveil Proposal Tuesday

Gov. Jay Inslee will unveil House Bill 2030, and it's Senate companion SB 5912 in Olympia.

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Inslee's first bill about climate change
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Inslee’s First Bill as Governor: Start a Task Force on Global Warming, Greenhouse Gasses

Senate Bill 5802 has passed the senior chamber, and now heads for the House in Olympia.

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