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    mj indoorgrowMason County PUD#3's new rate schedules have members of the I-502 Industry concerned. The members feel they have been singled out, and will have the highest PUD electrical rate structure levied on them.  The I-502's are not asking for special treatment, just equal treatment given… Read More +

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  • Audit: Room For Improvement On Welfare Benefits

    olympiaA state audit of the Department of Social and Health Services' food and financial assistance programs to low-income residents found the state could save or recover an estimated $1 million in benefits paid out to people who are ineligible because they either make too much money… Read More +

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  • Sherman, Baldwin Dig At NFL In Press Conference

    lynchbaldwin nflWith the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media. Sherman and Baldwin made mention of everything

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Vin Diesel: ‘I Had To Leverage My House’ for "Riddick"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_f97bbf16fc.jpgTim P. Whitby/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- For the third installment in the Riddick series, Vin Diesel not only stars in the film, but he also produced and funded the action flick. It’s been nine years since Diesel has taken on the role of the dangerous predator battling space aliens and guns for hire, and without a big studio backing the project, the Fast and the Furious actor had to lay it all on the line to release the movie.

“I had to leverage my house,” Diesel told the Hollywood Reporter at his L.A. premiere on Wednesday. “If we didn’t finish the film, I would be homeless.”

Why risk it all when just around the corner Diesel has Fast 7 and another xXx movie coming? Diesel said he did it for his fans after they told him, “We want a rated-R movie and we’d be willing to pay $10 each. Surely you’d have enough to make it then.”

His fans were referring to the PG-13 sequel, Chronicles of Riddick, that most critics and zealots of the series panned as too commercial after a successful first movie.

“Something about that comment made me think, bless their heart, and if I can do anything with this newfound success, if I could do anything at all, I could deliver on that wish,” Diesel said.

Riddick hits theaters on Sept. 6.

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