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Bumpy Road to Legal Marijuana in WA, While CO's Efforts Paved with Gold

Bumpy Road to Legal Marijuana in WA, While CO's Efforts Paved with Gold
As Washington plows toward the legalization of pot, it's finding that getting the cannabis market off the ground has been even tougher than anyone imagined. Among the frustrated are growers who have been waiting months for permission to start raising their bar-coded plants; advocates who wish more public health messaging had been done by now; and would-be pot vendors who say bad luck, minor oversights on their applications, or errors by state officials have torpedoed otherwise promising efforts.
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Gene Johnson
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CNBC: Climate Change is Witchcraft!

CNBC: Climate Change is Witchcraft!
Oogity boogity boo. Even as science shows that climate change is very real, something we can even see with our own eyes as the ice around both poles melts rapidly, some people still can't get over the mystical new nature created by the evil Wizard Global Warming.
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New Report: Investment in Education Strongly Linked to Higher Wages and Productivity

New Report: Investment in Education Strongly Linked to Higher Wages and Productivity
The best way for Pennsylvania to grow its economy is by investing in a well-educated workforce, according to a new study from the Economic Analysis and Research Network. The new report finds a strong link between the educational attainment of a state's workforce and both productivity and workers' pay. Expanding access to high-quality education will create more economic opportunity for Pennsylvania residents and do more to strengthen the state's overall economy than anything else.
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Chris Lilienthal
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Business as Unusual: Half of Non-Profit News Sites Need Help With Their Books

Business as Unusual: Half of Non-Profit News Sites Need Help With Their Books
According to the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of non-profit news organizations say that their greatest need comes in business, marketing or fundraising, compared to 39 percent who cited reporting or editing help. Nearly two-thirds of the groups said it was a major challenge to find enough time to focus on the business aspects of their operations.
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In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist

In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist
After five years as a lobbyist, Bonsell rejoined Inhofe’s staff in 2012 as legislative director. Earlier this year, when Inhofe took over from McCain as ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, he hired Bonsell to be staff director.
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Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!

Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!
Forcing people to traipse to the office every day won't necessarily inspire that serendipitous collaborative spark. It will, however, serve as a loud and uambiguous wake-up call to Mayer's employees that it's time to leave for more truly collaborative pastures.
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The Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 an Hour if it Rose with Productivity Since 1968

The Minimum Wage Would Be $21.72 an Hour if it Rose with Productivity Since 1968
The Center for Economic and Policy Research’s John Dewitt looked at what the minimum wage would be if it simply rose with productivity since 1968, and found that it would be almost 3 times what it is now.
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The Indestructible Twinkie: Lead Investors Announced

The Indestructible Twinkie: Lead Investors Announced
Citing sources close to the situation it did not name, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the offer for Twinkies and other snack cakes by C. Dean Metropoulos and Apollo would be for more than $400 million. The report said that the deal could be disclosed as early as Tuesday.
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Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal
As of Saturday, January 26, 2013, it is illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States of America. Seriously.
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What Karl Rove’s Dark Money Nonprofit Told the IRS

The tax code allows groups like Crossroads to spend money on political campaigns — and to keep their donors private — as long as their primary purpose is enhancing social welfare.
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