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‘Living Wage Bill’ Stalled In D.C. As Seattle Mayor Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage

Nearly 3,000 miles west of D.C., where a proposed boost in minimum wage has stalled, the mayor of Seattle wants minimum hourly wages of $15.

10/09/2013

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Obama Ally In Congress Grapples With Syria Plan

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is a leader on military issues in a comfortably Democratic district — a perfect ally to build support for President Barack Obama’s proposal for a military strike in Syria.

09/12/2013

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DOJ Green Light For Wash., Colo. Pot Reformers

In a sweeping new policy statement, the Justice Department said Thursday it will not stand in the way of states that want to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as voters in Washington and Colorado did last fall, as long as there are effective controls to keep marijuana away from kids, the black market and federal property.

08/30/2013

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Bridge Collapse 60 Miles North of Washington State

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

05/24/2013

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Missoula Firefighters Sweep Seattle Stair Climb

Missoula-area firefighters swept the top three spots in the 22nd annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb held at Seattle’s Columbia Tower.

03/11/2013