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War in Ukraine darkens economic outlook for Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

The price of wheat has been fluctuating wildly in the last few weeks because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The volatility in the market, the high cost of fertilizer and gas prices, and the ongoing drought are adding to uncertainty for northwest growers.


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Washington Democrats push for capital gains tax amid pandemic

This year's tax bullishness has its roots in lasting regret among Democrats over the state's austerity approach to the Great Recession. It's also reflective of a tilt to the left as Democrats cement their legislative majorities and welcome a more diverse and progressive group of newly elected lawmakers into their ranks.






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