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State Government Raising More Cash Than Expected

Washington state government has been raising more revenue than initially expected as the economy continues to improve, officials said Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2013

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Microsoft Increases Surface Tablet Production

Redmond baed Microsoft says it’s increasing production of its Surface tablets and will sell them in more stores. Staples says it will start carrying them starting Wednesday.


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WA Students Face Another Big Tuition Hike

People celebrated last month when the Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive in Washington state, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in place for a double-digit tuition increase next school year.


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Highway 520 Floating Bridge Toll $4.35 in 2016

The peak toll on the Highway 520 floating bridge that began at $3.50 at the end of last year will rise to $4.35 in 2016 after a series of scheduled increases.


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King County WA Warns of Rise in Heroin Deaths

King County health officials have alerted the public to what they call an unusual increase in heroin overdose deaths, possibly because of increased potency or a mixture with other substances.


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More for your Latte? Starbucks Prices Increase

Seattle-based Starbucks says it needs to raise prices in certain areas of the US due to rising costs.


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WA Business Leaders Open to Sales Tax Increase

Washington business leaders who opposed an income tax proposal last year are signaling that they are prepared to embrace Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new revenue plan.