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Gov Inslee heading up ANOTHER Climate change meeting
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Gov. Inslee Heads Up ANOTHER Clean Energy Summit – Where’s The Economic Meetings?

It appears that almost every month, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee is involved in, or leading, another green energy or environmental summit, meeting or round table.   Our question is: when is he going to have one dedicated to our economy?

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Washington 33rd best place for business in U.S.
(Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images) Washington 33rd best place for business in U.S.
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Washington 33rd. ‘Best State’ For Business, According to CEO Survey

While Gov. Jay Inslee was touting the positives of the study done by the magazine Chief Executive, 33rd. isn't exactly bragging rights.

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Can You Guess Washington State’s Official Snack?

Alabama loves moon pies, Wisconsin loves cheese curds, Baltimore loves crab cakes, but you won't believe what Washington's official snack is because it's only available in limited stores!

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Microsoft chooses Iowa for billion dollar project.
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First Areva, Now Microsoft Snubs Washington for Billion Dollar Project

You would think state officials would have learned from the past.

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Pot store lottery starts this week
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Pot Store Applicants Hoping to “Get Lucky” in State Lottery

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has kicked off a lottery this week, but it's one 99% of you won't be a part of.

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Inslee officially wants minimum wage increase
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Gov. Inslee Makes It Official: He Wants Minimum Wage Raised in Washington

He stopped short of the $15-per-hour figure under review by the Seattle city council and already law for some workers in the City of SeaTac, Gov. Jay Inslee is advocating raising the minimum wage by at least  $1.50.

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WA truckers fighting Inslee green fuel standard idea
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WA Truckers, GOP, Fighting Possible Inslee Green Fuel Standard – Could Raise Gas $1-Per-Gallon

You might remember last October and November Newstalk 870 reported Gov. Inslee signed a Pacific Coast energy agreement with CA, OR and British Columbia that includes a pledge to adopt a green fuel standard.   Now, Inslee finds himself facing a storm of opposition from truckers, the GOP, and business leaders.

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Washington Man Gets Year in Jail for Blowing Up Dog — Said Girlfriend ‘Put Devil In It’

A Stevenson, Washington, man will spend a year in jail after being convicted of blowing up his dog. The horrific crime occurred in August after 45-year-old Christopher Wayne Dillingham attached an explosive device to the dog's collar, setting off a blast so loud it alarmed his neighbors.

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New WA laws go into effect in 2014
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Happy New Year! None of Our 11 New State Laws Qualify as “Stupid!”

Across the country, from the federal to state and local level, at least 40,000 new laws and regulations are taking effect.  Many of them have to do with Obamacare. But in Washington state, most are going to be effective, while many won't affect many of us at all.  Some states and communities are going to be stuck with stupid or bizarre  laws.  We're not.

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Getty Images, Chris Hondros
Getty Images, Chris Hondros
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Check Out the Hilarious Names Proposed for Tri-Cities Pot Shops — What Would You Choose?

You may have heard the news: a ton more businesses want marijuana retail licenses than will get them. So governments are wading through applications. The Tri-City Herald recently released proposed names and locations, and we think they're pretty hilarious.

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