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1. Russell Wilson, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
2. Jeff Bezos, business executive (Amazon CEO)
3. Kurt Cobain ⚑, musician (Nirvana)
4. Bill Gates, business executive (Microsoft cofounder)
5. Chris Pratt, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World)
6. Marshawn Lynch, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
7. Macklemore musician (“Thrift Shop”, “Downtown”)
8. Kam Chancellor, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
9. Dave Grohl, musician (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
10. Pete Carroll, football coach (Seattle Seahawks)
Highest ranked … Mariner (Nelson Cruz #13), woman (Melinda Gates #16), soccer player (Clint Dempsey #21), politician (Jay Inslee #23)
We review many news sources and run the numbers through an algorithm to create the best estimated ranking of Washingtonians being written about by journalists, columnists, and bloggers. For the sake of this list we define Washingtonians as people who were born, lived, or made their mark in the state. ⚑=deceased.
UNEMPLOYMENT: 5 worst & 5 best county rates
9.6% E Ferry
8.6% E Pend Oreille
8.5% W Grays Harbor
8.2% W Lewis
8.1% W Pacific
4.7% E Asotin
4.5% E Chelan
4.3% W San Juan
4.3% W Snohomish
4.0% W King
Most recent unemployment rates (June, 2015, not seasonally adjusted). Data source: Washington State Employment Security Department. W= western counties, E= eastern counties
LINKS TO MAJOR NEWS SOURCES
Bellingham: The Herald. Everett: The Herald. Olympia: The Olympian. Port Angeles: Peninsula Daily News. Seattle: KOMO-4, KING-5, KIRO-7, KCPQ-13, Post-Intelligencer, The Times. My Northwest. Spokane: KREM-2, KXLY-4, KHQ-6, Spokesman-Review. Tacoma: The News Tribune. Tri-Cities: KEPR, KVEW, Herald. Vancouver: The Columbian. Walla Walla: Union-Bulletin. Wenatchee: The World. Yakima: Herald-Republic. Northwest: Northwest Cable News.
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