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Drivers License Fees nearly doubling
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Drivers License Fees Nearly Double Oct. 1 in Washington State

Because legislators felt the state transportation budget needed help, the cost of a license is going way up Monday.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McKenna Stops by Newstalk 870 [AUDIO]

We had the honor of having Washington State Attorney General and GOP Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna stop by the Newstalk studios Monday.

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Whooping cough on rise in schools
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Start of School Fuels Whooping Cough Outbreak

The Washington Department of Health is reporting the whooping cough, or pertussis, outbreak is spreading because of the start of schools across the state.

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Mid-Columbia Smoke & Haze From Huge Cle Elum Fire [VIDEO]

At first glance driving to work this morning you may have thought from the foggy haze it was December. The smoke in the air is from up north.

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19 Olympic Winners from Washington State-Hope Solo
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How Many Olympic Medal Winners Have Ties To Washington State?

Now that we've wrapped up the 2012 London Games and the U.S. won the medal war, let's count how many athletes who stood on the podium are from, or have direct ties to, our great state of Washington.

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Clint Didier (86) running for Lands Commissioner
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Here Are the WA State Primary Results – Didier Makes the Cut!

We know, with the Olympics and other events you may have forgotten our state had a primary election Aug. 7.

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American Loses heartbreaker in Judo
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Tacoma Olympian Loses Heartbreaking Match in Men’s Judo

In a pair of brutal matches, Tacoma's Travis Stevens lost  a semi-final match to the man he fell to in the Beijing Olympics, then lost a heartbreaker in the bronze medal match.

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Dr. Art Coday (L) and Senator Mike Baumgartner (R)
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Senatorial Debate Draws Big Crowd in Kennewick

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Newstalk 870 was on site Thursday as State Sen. Mike Baumgartner and Dr. Art Coday debated in spirited fashion.

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‘Rebranded’ ACORN Group Subject of Investigation

Remember ACORN (Association Of Community Organizations for Reform Now)?   The controversial "community organization" group is back under investigation -- just under a new name.

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shoplifters trying to steal hard alcohol
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Shoplifting Increases With WA Hard Alcohol Store Sales

Store owners were prepared for this when the new liquor sale laws went into effect this spring,  but it seems to be a growing problem.

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