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fast food

Seattle fast-food employees strike

Saying minimum wage isn’t enough to make a living

liquor

Anniversary of liquor privatization tomorrow

Over 1,400 retailers sell liquor statewide

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Republican Senator Mike Carrell has died

Long battle with Blood disorder

Skagit bridge

Temporary bridge expected in weeks, replacement by fall

Federal emergency funds only covers partial repairs

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Environmental group takes issue with green seal label

Says lumber companies are taking advantage

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Blaine pursuing possible rail stop

Meeting on state’s rail plans in Blaine today

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Boeing beginning production of KC-46

Refueling tanker for Air Force

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Environmental groups sue over plan to kill wolves

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Five environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging its authority to kill endangered wolves in Washington state.

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Washington House readies its version of pot market overhaul

In this graphic provided by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, a logo that will be used for labeling legal marijuana produced in Washington state is shown. Officials released a preliminary draft of regulations for growing and selling legalized marijuana Thursday, May 16, 2013. Voters last November made Washington and Colorado the first states to legalize the sale of taxed marijuana to adults over 21 at state-licensed stores.

With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its version of a pot-market overhaul.

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Washington House votes to raise hourly minimum wage to $12

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The Washington state House has voted to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour.

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Washington House passes bill to require paid sick leave

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The Washington state House has passed a bill requiring many of the state's employers to offer employees paid sick leave.

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Senate OKs labor law exemption to Western Hockey League

A puck lies on the ice before a face-off in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.

WHL teams Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Everett Silvertips say might have to leave if law isn't changed