Washington is one of the top 5 best states in the U.S.

February 28, 2017

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According to a new ranking done by U.S. News, Washington State is one of the top five states in the United States based on scores in a number of different categories ranging from health care to opportunity.

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With the average across all seven categories, Washington reaches fifth on the list (out of 50, if you don't know your geography).

The highest ranking The Evergreen State gets is #2 in the Infrastructure category (if you have ever heard the words 'expansion joints,' you might disagree), while the lowest ranking was in Crime & Corrections, where we slide in at 25th.

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You can read the full Washington State profile here. We even got shoutouts from the governor.

Massachusetts got the top spot on the list and poor Louisiana was #50 (though I doubt they noticed during Mardi Gras). 

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What do you think about the ranking?

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