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Washington named the 5th best state in the nation, with the 2nd best infrastructure

​According to the 2017 U.S. News Best States Report, Washington is the fifth best state based on its ranking within 68 metrics across seven weighted categories. These categories included healthcare, education, infrastructure, crime and corrections, opportunity, economy and government. Washington’s highest category placement was in infrastructure.

Infrastructure is based evenly on Energy, Internet Access and Transportation.  Washington ranked well in internet
access (household access and online service speed), and energy (use of renewable energy, power grid reliability and electricity price). However, it ranked 20th in transportation (public transit usage, commute times and conditions of
roads and bridges).

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