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1. Marshawn Lynch, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
2. Russell Wilson, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
3. Bill Gates, business executive (Microsoft cofounder)
4. Chris Pratt, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World)
5. Pete Carroll, football coach (Seattle Seahawks)
6. Satya Nadella, business executive (Microsoft CEO)
7. Jeff Bezos, business executive (Amazon CEO)
8. Jimmy Graham, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
9. Richard Sherman, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
10. Melinda Gates, philanthropist (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Highest ranked … musician (Macklemore #14), politician (Jay Inslee #28), Mariner (Robinson Cano #29)
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
9.8% E Ferry
8.9% E Pend Oreille
8.6% W Grays Harbor
8.4% W Lewis
7.9% W Mason & E Stevens
4.9% E Asotin
4.4% W Snohomish
4.2% E Chelan
4.0% W King
3.9% W San Juan
Most recent unemployment rates (July, 2015, not seasonally adjusted). Data source: Washington State Employment Security Department. W= western counties, E= eastern counties
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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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