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National Guard Activated to Calm Tensions In Baltimore In Wake Of Riots After Death of Freddie Gray
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Anyone In Need Of 19 ‘Gently Used’ Police Batons?

In my search for mid-century modern antiques I comb a lot of internet sources, including PublicSurplus.com which auctions off items no longer needed by local, state and federal governments, school districts, etc. So this morning I open up my email and I see that the city of Everett is auctioning off 19 police batons in "good" condition.

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Should Washington Change Its Motto From ‘The Evergreen State’ To ‘The Apple State’?

Most people who aren't from Washington imagine our entire state as awash in evergreen trees with pine smell in the air and cool, overcast weather. Obviously that's only true for the west side ... an area only occupying the area from the Cascades west, about 40 percent of Washington state. The rest of the state is typically sunny and dry.

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Hate Groups Still Exist In Washington

The Southern Poverty Law Center has put together a map of hate groups throughout America and even though we consider our state pretty open and accepting, hate groups still lurk in the dark corners.

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Ellensburg’s Got It Going On

I love walking around downtown Ellensburg. Cool old buildings, restaurant's and shops. If it weren't so far away from work I'd love to live in one of the lofts above one of those downtown establishments but the drive (especially in the winter) can be brutal and I have a 2001 Nissan Altima that seems like it needs something fixed every day so I have to take it easy on the old car...

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What If Washington Were Its Own Country? How Big Would It Be?

Washington is a pretty big state -- 71,297 square miles, as a matter of fact. And it includes plenty of room for the people in eastern Washington who have muttered for years about spitting off from the west side and starting their own state.

But why stop there? What if they started their own COUNTRY?

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The 71 Best Things About Living In Yakima

Some folks from the Westside and in the Tri-Cities have unfairly ripped into the Yakima Valley and we think it's a pretty damn awesome place to live...

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If You Have A Cold In Washington State It’s A Misdemeanor To Walk Around In Public

A website called DumbLaws.com points out some of the ludicrous statutes across all 50 of the United States. If you're about to get all uppity about how "progressive" Washington is and how our state is immune to the backwards thinking that seems to affect other states check yourself, because you're wrong...

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Washington State Is #1 For Job And Wage Growth According To Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

ADP, a company that touts themselves as "a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions" has put out their quarterly "Workforce Vitality Index" which measure indicators like Total Employment Growth, Job Turnover Ratio, Change In Hours Worked, Wage Growth for the who stay in the same job and Wage Growth for those who change jobs and once again Washington leads the nation in wage and job growth...

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Reasons Why We Should Change Washington State’s Name To Tubman

As you've probably heard by now Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who is said to help liberate upwards of 700 slaves during the 1800's, will bump former President Andrew Jackson from the front of the new $20 bill...

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Couple That Didn’t Notice Armed Robbery Remind Me of Why I Moved to Yakima [VIDEO]

There are a ton of people in Billings, Mont., who are awesome. I know, because I used to live there. Some of my favorite bikers are from Billings and my best friends live there as well. But there is that element in Billings that makes me glad I do not live there anymore -- the drugs, the gambling and occasionally, the armed robberies.

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6 Hard To Pronounce Places In Washington — Do You Agree?

Washington towns and city's are fairly easy to pronounce, if you have lived here. If you are just some normal person checking out towns in Washington State, there is no way you could pronounce some of them. Here are the 5 hardest city's in the state of Washington that out-of-towners wouldn't know unless they have heard them pronounced.

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Single Car Non-Injury Accident On Hwy 12 On Ramp

21 year old Raymond Kelly (pictured below) said he may have been going a little too fast for the on ramp to Hwy 12 West from I-82 South. Kelly said his left tire caught the gravel on the left side (photo below) of the on ramp which may have caused him to overcompensate to get back on the road causing his car to spin out on to the right side of the road as shown in the photo above...

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