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State’s Minimum Wage Will Rise in 2013

Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour starting in January, 2013.

09/29/2012

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Native American mascots challenged in Washington State

The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots.

09/28/2012

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Firefighters Making Progress on Wildfires in Eastern WA

Thousands of firefighters are still battling five major wildfires in Eastern Washington that have burned a total of 186 square miles, but managers are increasingly confident they’re gaining control.

09/27/2012

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Guide to Washington’s Cranberry Coast

Washington state’s “Cranberry Coast” is filled with cranberry bogs (some provide berries to the Ocean Spray juice company), a Cranberry Museum and Cranberry Festivals. October is harvesting month, and it’s well worth a trip to see, taste and learn about one of our state’s oldest crops!

09/27/2012

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Best Weekend Road Trip Adventures September 28 – 30

Ready to load up the kids, a picnic lunch, and head out for the day – or the weekend? Enjoy one of the fall weekend adventures! You’re one tank of gas away from loads of family fun!

09/26/2012

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Gov Gregoire Extends Burn Ban through September 30

Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning in Eastern Washington because of continuing wildfire danger.

09/24/2012

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More Central Washington Residents Told To Flee Wildfires

Officials urged residents around the Mission Ridge ski area southwest of Wenatchee to leave their homes because of the rapid growth of the Table Mountain Fire Complex.

09/19/2012

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Former Governor Gary Locke Unhurt In Beijing Protest

The US Ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke had his car surrounded by angry protesters in Beijing. Protesters in China are upset about Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.

09/19/2012

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Best Weekend Road Trips in WA September 7 – 9

September brings annual festivals to the Northwest, including wooden boats, arts and crafts, delicious farm grown produce and vintage car shows! Head out this weekend and see the best of WA!

09/03/2012

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Top Charter School Organizations Eye WA

Some of the most successful charter school organizations in the nation say they would like to open schools in Washington state if voters approve the charter initiative on the November ballot.

09/03/2012

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