September 29, 2014
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California billionaire targets Sens. Andy Hill and Steve O'Ban

Tom Steyer, the California hedge fund billionaire and climate change activist, has announced a $1 million campaign to influence Washington elections. Two state senators are his primary targets. Read more »

New $4.3 million federal grant will help address impacts of JBLM downsizing

The military accounts for more than $15 billion in economic activity in Washington. Predicted downsizing at Joint Base Lewis McChord could have a big impact.
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Novo Nordisk to establish new obesity research unit in Seattle

A new research unit in Seattle will work to identify new treatments for obesity, Novo Nordisk announced last week. Read more »

State employees agree on deal to keep their health premiums at 15%

State union employees have reached a contract agreement that makes no major changes in workers' share of health care premiums.
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Inslee appoints retired Navy Capt. Doug Roulstone to fill vacant House seat

Doug Roulstone, a Republican, will fill former Rep. Mike Hope's vacant seat in the state House until the general election is certified Nov. 25.
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Elway Research and DHM rated among nation's top pollsters

Do polls actually predict reality? In this imperfect science, Elway Research and DHM are two of the nation's most trustworthy, according to rankings by "big data" news site FiveThirtyEight.
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