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

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.

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.

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

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

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



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

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

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.

From a temperature standpoint, autumn is off to an unusually mild start across the Northwest.

The long-range weather outlook from the Climate Prediction Center gives high probabilities for a warmer and drier than average winter across the Northwest.

Oregon's Measure 92 appears to be the most expensive ballot measure campaign in the state's history.

More swimmers in the Northwest are trading the comfort of the pool for a workout in open water.

A new luxury resort has opened on a Tahitian island once owned by Marlon Brando and it could soon start to pay a dividend to Washington state’s retired public employees.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa means Washington state investment officers won’t be traveling to that region anytime soon.

Construction begins this week on a state project in the Methow Valley that will give fish a boost of cold, clean water in rivers near Twisp, Washington.

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to fine the U.S. Department of Energy up to $10,000 per week if radioactive waste just a stone's throw from the Columbia River isn’t cleaned up.

Oregon gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson is defending votes he made in the legislature in favor of his opponent's political priorities. 

County clerks in Idaho officially began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. But those couples aren’t the only ones celebrating.

Same-sex couples across Idaho headed to county courthouses Wednesday.

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