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3:12 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Could 'Spy-Proof' Secret Rooms Go Into Washington's Data Center?

File photo of one of the built out data halls in Washington's data center.
Washington Consolidated Technology Services

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 10:43 am

A foil-wrapped secret room is a plausible use for unused portions of Washington’s new data center. That’s according to a national expert on what Time Magazine has dubbed “spy-proof rooms.”

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11:38 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Supporters Of Oregon Food Labeling Measure Concede Defeat

File photo of Elections workers in Salem hand-counting Marion County ballots.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Supporters of a food labeling measure in Oregon have conceded defeat, more than one month after the election.

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5:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Amid State Capitol Holiday Festivities, Demonstrators Protest Police Shootings

Amy Wojcicki, a spokeswoman for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, reads a statement from the governor.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Political protest mixed with holiday festivities in Salem Wednesday.

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5:37 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Washington Capitol Prepares For Gun-Rights Rally Saturday

File photo. Several hundred gun rights advocates rallying at the Washington Capitol in January 2013.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

The state of Washington is preparing for as many as 6,000 gun-rights advocates to attend a rally at the Capitol on Saturday.

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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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