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Some of the world’s largest Christmas tree farms are right here in the Northwest. Some are harvesting about 20,000 trees a day.

The movie “Wild” hits select theaters Friday, December 5. It's based on a memoir by a Portland author who made a life-changing trek on the Pacific Crest Trail.

It appears Oregon is headed for its first statewide ballot measure recount in more than six years.

Experts say there are at least three tests to give a Christmas tree before it gets strapped it to a car and dragged home so it doesn’t go “Charlie Brown” before Christmas Day.

If you buy a Christmas tree, part of its journey to your living room may involve a helicopter.

This January, Washington State University plans to ask lawmakers for permission to open a medical school in Spokane.

Thursday three groups with ties to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation announced they intend to sue the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor.

A new law to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon doesn't begin to take effect until next year. That means state lawmakers have the chance to tweak the measure before it kicks in.

To raise taxes, or not raises taxes? That is the question. Washington Democrats have been hinting at yes. Republicans like Senate budget chair Andy Hill say it’s a last resort.

In Washington, D.C., there’s a waiting period before members of Congress and their staffers can work as lobbyists.

Washington’s budget outlook is suddenly $2 billion in the red largely because of a class size reduction measure just approved by the voters.

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington have been complaining of vapors from radioactive sludge for decades.

Northwest lawmakers voted along party lines as the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to reject a plan to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Astroturfing is when interest groups run a campaign that’s designed to look like it’s grassroots in nature.

Commercial drones are taking to the Northwest skies even though the rules aren't clear.

The Washington State Patrol has ticketed the driver of an oversize load that collapsed the Skagit River Bridge in May of 2013.

A new study out of Canada reveals a surprising side-effect that hunting may have on wolves.

Oregon’s Measure 92 would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

Small-town hospitals and clinics across the Northwest are scrambling to prepare for Ebola.

A slowdown at West Coast ports is beginning to stifle the flow of goods in and out of the Northwest.

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