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6 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

David Pennington's "Major Announcement" Becomes Political Theater

Yesterday, David Pennington's campaign issued a presser saying that he had a major announcement.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Georgia, Georgia Government, Washington

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits

Beginning May 1, inmates in the state's 11 prisons will no longer be allowed conjugal visits, the agency announced.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Connecticut, California, Connecticut Government, California Government, Washington

15 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Steven Powell wants state to pay for treatment

Steven Powell wants the state of Washington to pay for court-ordered sex offender treatment he says was denied while serving time in prison for voyeurism.

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15 hrs ago | USA Today

New medical data could allow comparison shopping

As the government moves toward more medical "transparency" by releasing a slew of new data, entrepreneurs are creating new products to help consumers use the data to choose quality, lower-cost care.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid, Health, Pop/Rock, Marilyn, Washington, Medicine, Inventions, Science / Technology

21 hrs ago | Trend

Caught in the Syrian tempest Saudi Arabia replaces chief spy

A Saudi royal decree announced that the kingdom's top spy, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the head of the country's intelligence services was being relieved of his post, at his own request, and that his deputy would replace him.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Washington

Yesterday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dish to refund $2 million to Wash. customers

Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Oregonian

Gay marriage OK would bring 6,000 more weddings to Oregon and boost economy, report says

Jessica Lee, 19, and Ashley Cavner, 21, marry just after midnight on Dec. 9, 2012 in Vancouver, Wash., just moments after same-sex marriages became legal in Washington.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Oregon, Gay/Lesbian, Washington

Christian Science Monitor

Congress yet to act on funding for roads

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, gestures as she speak to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington last month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington

Kirkland Reporter

Washington State Department of Revenue earns national award for tax model

The Washington State Department of Revenue has taken top honors for its online tax model that allows users to redesign Washington's tax system with a few clicks of a mouse.

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Journal of the San Juans

SJ's Jensen Shipyard earns state leadership 'green' award

Jensen Shipyard celebrates Earth Day this year with the prestigious Leadership Clean certification from the Clean Boating Foundation of Washington.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Washington Company Recalls Thousands of Egg Products

A company in Washington is recalling over 80 thousand pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The News Tribune

State audit sees overpayments in Medicaid

A performance audit released Monday by State Auditor Troy Kelley's office examined 2010 payments by two insurers that cover most of the hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians enrolled in the state's Medicaid managed-care program for the poor: Community Health Plan of Washington and Molina Healthcare of Washington.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Washington

The George Towner

DMV to Open April 29 in Georgetown; New IDs Coming

The ribbon to the Georgetown DMV service center is cut April 14 by Brian Boyle, Brian Hanlon, Jack Evans, Mayor Vincent Gray, Mary Cheh, Lucinda Babers and Bill Starrels.

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Related Topix: Washington

The Bothell Reporter

Department of Ecology reports most manufacturers following laws on children's toys

Tests on more than 200 children's products sold in Washington show most manufacturers are following laws that regulate the use of and seven potential violations on lead or cadmium.

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Bellingham Herald

Ready to ban all public smoking

As a city we need to do something about smokers and smoking in public, populous areas like schools, the university, downtown and other places where there are innocent people walking around and doing their thing.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Washington

BAGnewsNotes

Beyond the Photoshopping: Privilege, Poverty and the Washingtonian's Jay Carney Spread

The photoshopping of a different picture may have drawn drawn widespread attention to this Washingtonian Magazine feature , but the lead photo is a lot more troubling.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington, Breakfast, Life, Food

Sun Apr 13, 2014

OregonLive.com

Mount St. Helens, more Washington travel planning tips coming next weekend

I leave the Oregon coast late this afternoon to spend a few days up in Washington.

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Related Topix: Washington, Travel

Sat Apr 12, 2014

KGW-TV Portland

Wash. couple survives CA bus crash that killed 10

A Lake Tapps couple is staying in a hotel in northern California, thanks to the Red Cross, after a FedEx truck slammed into their car before crashing into a bus full of high school students on I-5 Thursday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Washington

Herald Gazette

Washington news

Henry Chapman takes a moment at the refreshment table to speak with Hank Aho at the Gibbs Library tribute to Chapman's wife Liane.

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Mediaite.com

Three Pictures in Washingtonian that Make Jay Carney Look Ridiculous

The most decadent Beltway publication yet conceived, Washingtonian , has outdone itself with its latest celebration of what life is like inside the city fueled by your forcibly confiscated money.

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Related Topix: Washington, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Life, Food, Breakfast, Bread, Baked Goods

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