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6:36 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Washington School Shooting Comes As Voters Decide Gun Measures

The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday comes as Washington voters are about to decide two competing gun-related ballot measures.

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6:25 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New App Lets You See If Your Facebook Friends Have Voted

The latest get-out-the-vote tool is a new app lets Oregonians see if their Facebook friends have voted yet. If they haven't, the app lets the user badger them until they do.

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6:16 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Seattle Author's Downwinder Book Tackles Nuclear Contamination

Sarah Alisabeth Fox's new book tackles the issue of nuclear contamination in the western United States.

You might have heard of “Hanford Downwinders.” Now, a new book penned by a Northwest author tackles the stories of nuclear “downwinders” in the broader West.

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6:08 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Yogi Berra Would Love This Year's Oregon Ballot

File photo. Measure 91 chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to drop off initiative signatures at the state capitol in June.

It's like deja vu all over again for Oregon voters this year. And it's not just because John Kitzhaber is making his fourth run for governor.

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5:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Family Of Alleged Shooter Described As Hunters, But Not Violent

We’re learning some details about the student who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before turning the gun on himself.

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5:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Marysville Student, Stepmom Recall Chaos Of School Shooting

A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle Friday morning. One female classmate is dead and four other students are seriously injured.

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4:29 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Marysville Students Describe 'Terrifying' Wait After Shooting In High School Cafeteria

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 5:21 pm

One student was killed and four others are being treated at area hospitals after a school shooting north of Seattle.

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8:38 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Coeur d'Alene Says Hitching Post Is Exempt From Gay Rights Law

The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says the Hitching Post, a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers, doesn't have to perform same-sex marriages.

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 12:11 pm

The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said a for-profit wedding chapel owned by two ministers doesn't have to perform same-sex marriages.

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6:31 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Northwest Hockey Teams Targeted By Lawsuit Over Player Wages

The pay and treatment of top Northwest hockey players is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that commenced earlier this week in Canada.

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4:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Do You Have The Guts To Celebrate World Tripe Day?

Chef Matt Bennett came up with Cowboy Calamari for World Tripe Day.

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 9:07 pm

An Oregon chef is asking if you have the guts to celebrate World Tripe Day on Friday.

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4:19 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

From Advertising To Nail Care, Washington Campaigns Spend Bucks

Political campaigns and committees in Washington have spent nearly $70 million so far this year. That includes statewide initiatives and legislative races.

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3:47 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Richardson Asks For Federal Investigation Of Kitzhaber

Oregon gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson

The Republican running for governor in Oregon has asked for a federal criminal investigation into his opponent.

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5:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

B.C. Energy Minister Says U.S. Has A Good Deal In Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River at Rowena, Oregon.

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 8:44 pm

A little-known fact about Columbia River dams is that a valuable chunk of the power generated on the U.S. side goes to Canada under an international treaty.

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9:09 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Idaho Wedding Chapel That Refuses To Marry Gays Sets Off Conservative Alarm Bells

The Hitching Post wedding chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 8:54 am

Religious conservatives around the country are rallying to the defense of a wedding chapel in north Idaho whose owners don’t want to perform gay marriages.

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6:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Backpage Case

Anti-human trafficking activists rally at the Washington Supreme Court before oral arguments in a case involving Backpage.com.

The fate of a human trafficking lawsuit against Backpage.com is now in the hands of the Washington Supreme Court.

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5:53 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Big Bucks Pour In For Oregon Ballot Measure Campaigns

Oregon’s ballot measure campaigns are continuing to pull in big-money donations.

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9:30 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Richardson, Kitzhaber Clash In Final Debate

Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson faced off in their final debate in Medford Monday.

Some Oregon voters have already cast their ballot, but the leading candidates for governor managed to squeeze in one last debate Monday night. 



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8:54 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Washington State Ethics Ruling Could Lower Bar For Foreign Trips

Washington state Senator Pam Roach appears on Azerbaijani television during a trip in May to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Azerbaijan.

A Washington lawmaker’s trip to the Middle East in 2013 was legitimate legislative travel -- not an illegal junket.

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6:40 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Hanford Whistleblower Investigation Folds With Few Available Documents

Donna Busche was fired last winter from the Waste Treatment Plant project at Hanford..

A seven-month federal investigation into the firing of a top safety manager at Hanford came up inconclusive Monday.

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5:57 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Some Lobbyists Play Key Role In Washington Campaign Finance

Former contract lobbyist Jim Boldt uses a sports analogy to explain why it's important for lobbyists and their clients to contribute to political campaigns. He says, 'What you're buying is a uniform.'

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:54 pm

Environmentalists, unions, trial lawyers and business interests may be among the top political spenders in Washington this election year, but there’s a group of influential players who don’t necessarily show up in the campaign finance reports.

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