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Put treadmills at work stations to help workers get fit? Wash. wellness bill doesn’t go as far as Oregon idea

A story out of Oregon on Monday shows a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist using a treadmill while also working at his computer work station – a melded set-up designed to make desk work less bad for a person’s health. The headline on the piece by’s Melissa Maynard calls treadmill desks the “latest in office supplies,’’ and it does not appear to be an April Fools Day spoof.

The featured doctor, James Levine, invented the device and he was using the device when he testified via teleconference to a recent Oregon committee hearing. Some lawmakers led by

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UPDATE – (Smirking) House Democrats to offer ‘training wage’ for new lawmakers

Rep. Mike Sells

We’ll see if they actually file a bill. But four House Democrats apparently are going to introduce snarky legislation this week that hits back at Republicans trying to poke holes in Washington’s state minimum wage law, which at $9.19 per hour is the highest in the country.

Liberal advocacy group Fuse announced that Democratic Reps. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma, Mike Sells of Everett, Sherri Appleton of Poulsbo and Timm Ormsby of Spokane will hold a press conference at noon

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