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9:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Dems' Loss of the Senate Could Rattle Budget At Hanford

Senator Patty Murray

The U.S. Senate has flipped to Republican control. Workers and managers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are watching to see what the change could mean for cleanup in southeast Washington.

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8:15 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Death Of Child Thrown Off Bridge Renews Attention On Fencing

File photo of Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 5:01 pm

A woman from the central Oregon Coast was arraigned in Lincoln County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon on charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of her son.

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4:27 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

How Ballot Counting Works In Washington State

The campaigns are winding down and the ballot counting is about to begin. But in Washington state, we may not know the results of close races until later this week.

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5:02 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

'Soil Burritos' Hold Together Northwest River Banks More Like Nature Does

Soil wrapped in biodegradable coconut fiber is layered on willow branches at the Kahnderosa Campground in north Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The Environmental Protection Agency is testing out a new technique for keeping heavily-used river banks from eroding into the water.

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3:24 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Psychology At Work In Get-Out-The-Vote Political Mailers

We know dogs love to get praise, but don’t like to be shamed. Turns out, voters are kind of similar. That’s why get-out-the-vote efforts these days often include a bit of psychology.

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8:21 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Last Minute Tips For Voting In Election 2014

It’s election week. Northwest election officials project 60 percent of registered voters are likely to cast a ballot this mid-term election.

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10:33 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Birth Control Darts Fired At Idaho Wild Horses To Slow Herd Growth

Birth control darts were used on some of these wild horses near Challis, Idaho.

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 8:26 am

Federal wild horse specialists from Idaho and Oregon have been trained in how to shoot birth control darts into the rumps of wild horses.

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6:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Northwest States Shaping Up Ebola Policies As More Travelers Arrive Home

Each day now, travelers are arriving home to the Northwest who may have been exposed to Ebola. In Oregon, a woman who has come back from West Africa was just hospitalized Friday with a fever. 

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4:54 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Big Money Still Flows Into TV Ads Despite Shifting Media Landscape

A screengrab of a 'Yes on 92' ad.

This has been a record-setting year in Oregon when it comes to election spending.

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4:25 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

'Surplussing' Offers Legal Funnel For Campaign Contributions

Washington state Representatives Sam Hunt (left) and Cary Condotta

Washington state has strict campaign contribution limits. But candidates and political donors are experts at finding ways around those caps.

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