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5:17 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Tribes Object To Forced Opening Of 'Sacred Mountain' To Public

Rattlesnake Mountain as seen from the Horn Rapids area near Richland, Washington.
Umptanum Wikimedia

The Yakama Nation and neighboring tribes are strongly objecting to a Congressional move to offer public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain, a place tribal members consider sacred.

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4:35 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Oregon Land Board Ponders Future Of Elliott Forest

The Elliott State Forest is in southwest Oregon.
Francis Eatherington Flickr

A large state-owned forest in Oregon might end up in new hands.

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3:03 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Washington Governor Likely To Propose Robust Tax Package

Brianhe Wikimedia

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is likely to propose a more than $1 billion revenue package when he unveils his proposed two-year budget next week.

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8:01 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Frustrated Amazon Ponders Taking Drone Delivery Testing Abroad

Amazon Prime Air would use unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages within 30 minutes or less .
Amazon.com

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 11:20 am

A new letter from Amazon to the Federal Aviation Administration indicates the e-commerce giant is getting frustrated with the wait for approval to test package delivery drones.

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5:06 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Amid Recount, Measure 92 Supporters File Suit To Halt Certification Of Vote

Yes on 92 campaign manager Paige Richardson speaks at a Portland press conference announcing the lawsuit.
KATU screengrab

Supporters of a food labeling measure in Oregon are seeking a court order to block the certification of the election results.

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4:49 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

As Data Center 'Halls' Sit Empty, Washington Casts Wider Net For Tenants

Washington has two unused data center halls available for lease, but so far there have been no takers.
Washington Consolidated Technology Services

The search is widening for tenants to fill Washington’s overbuilt data center. Efforts to lease the 26,000 square feet of highly-secure warehouse space to the private sector have so far been unsuccessful.

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7:35 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Oregon Capitol Renovation Would Include Seismic Upgrades

File photo of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem
M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Oregon's state capitol building could soon undergo a massive renovation. It's a project so big, lawmakers would have to use a temporary capitol for more than three years.

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5:23 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Child Abuse Reports Increase; Washington Case Workers Face Down 'Crisis'

CPS investigator Xyzlora Brownell says one of the hardest parts of her job is deciding to remove children from their parents.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 8:38 am

The agency that oversees child welfare in Washington wants to hire nearly 100 more child protection workers.

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3:25 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

National Defense Bill Includes Museum At Hanford's B-Reactor

File photo of Hanford's B Reactor, the world's first, full-scale nuclear reactor
U.S. Department of Energy

A bill that passed Thursday in the U.S. House includes big changes for the Tri-Cities. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 would create a new set of national parks in honor of the top-secret Manhattan Project.

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8:25 am
Fri December 5, 2014

It's Christmas: Get Out Your Lighted Tractors And Pesticide-Sprayers

The Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade kicks off Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. There will be holiday events all day.
Kilian Family

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 2:45 pm

Farmers in Eastern Washington are busy festooning their dusty machines with thousands of Christmas lights for the annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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