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It’s Official, Our State Is Great

A top national news site has ranked Washington as the best state in America.

The ranking, announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, says the home of Amazon,

Microsoft, Starbucks and Boeing earned the No. 1 ranking based on several criteria, including health care,

education, economy and opportunity.

“This confirms what we in Washington have always known – that our state is great for businesses,

workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.

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Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.