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Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients
Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients (Washington state healthcare exchange)
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WA Healthcare Exchange Triple-Bills Clients – Officials “Looking Into” Problem

Realistically, the Washington Healthcare Exchange got off to a decent start, with few problems, and a fair amount of people enrolling; although the numbers were not near expected goals.  But since last fall, it's endured an increasing amount of mix ups and serious issues.

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More flocks test positive for Avian flu in Washington state
More flocks test positive for Avian flu in Washington state (Townsquare media image)
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Avian Flu Detected in More Birds in Washington state

What began as an outbreak in Benton County has spread to other parts of state,  but largely due to migrating wildlife.

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GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals
GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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“Pushback” Already Coming to Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal from Legislators

Just a few hours after Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2015-17 budget proposal,   legislators from across the state began chiming in with caution, and even resistance.

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Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas
Business leaders against Gov. Inslee's ideas (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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WA Business to Gov. Inslee: ‘Back Off’ Extreme Environmental Agenda

According to poll results released by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)  while WA small business owners are not opposed to be responsible towards the environment,  Gov. Inslee needs to throttle it Way Back.

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Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed
Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Pot Bans In Washington State Here To Stay – Newstalk Explains Why

This week, West Richland joined the list of dozens of cities, and even counties, who've passed ordinances banning the growth, processing and sale of recreational marijuana.  That list includes Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Yakima, Yakima County and Wenatchee.  Here's why they can do that, despite I-502 making it legal...and why those bans are likely to stay in effect.

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Gun sales explode in WA after I-594
Gun sales explode in WA after I-594 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Gun Sales Skyrocket in WA State after passage of I-594

Much like we saw recently nationally after Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration began their attack on the 2nd. Amendment,   gun sales go way up.

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Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues
Group says I-1351 won't help school performance issues (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Will Not Reduce Class Sizes, Says Washington Policy Group

With all the discussion of the two gun measures on the November ballot, and the 4th. District Congressional Race,  this initiative isn't getting a large amount of attention.  But one notable group says it won't fulfill it's purpose.

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Marijuana industry business people say system already broken
Marijuana industry business people say system already broken (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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State System Already Broken Says Pot Growers and Sellers

It was supposed to be a win-win.    People clamoring for their weed would be able to legally smoke it,   the state would sell it making millions and millions in revenue, the debt would shrink, and everyone would be happy. It's not turning out that way.

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Connell voted safest city in Washington state
Connell voted safest city in Washington state (Connell football Facebook page)
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Connell Voted Safest City in Washington State by Security Firm

They're #1!  So sayeth the experts for Connell.

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Pay attention to signs of suicide
Pay attention to signs of suicide (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Suicide Rates Up Slightly in Washington State, Says Department of Health

 

According to the latest data released by the Washington state Department of Health,  about three people commit suicide in our state each day.

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