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5:39 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gorge Amphitheater In Violation Of State Health Regulations

File photo of the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington.

One of the largest concert venues in the Northwest is in trouble with the Washington State Department of Health. The Gorge Amphitheater turns into a small city during summer music festivals like Sasquatch and Paradiso.

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5:16 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Debate Balance Between Privacy And Public Safety

File photo of the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem.

Oregon lawmakers are wading into the debate on the balance between personal privacy and public safety. A slate of potential bills would limit the way law enforcement can access digital data such as that found on a cell phone or computer.

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4:58 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

New Wave of Suspected Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore

This skiff - suspected Japanese tsunami debris - was found Thursday near Moclips, Washington.

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 6:16 pm

A new wave of suspected debris from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan is washing up on Northwest shores. The latest noteworthy object to arrive, a large skiff coated with sea life, was found Thursday near Moclips, Washington.

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4:38 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Fighting Public Welfare Fraud In Washington Keeps State Investigators Busy

Fraud investigators in Washington state say they expect to announce a major case of public welfare theft next month.

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8:05 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Lawsuit Leaves Wounds In Seniors-Only Retirement Haven

Ryderwood's place in history is noted as you enter the town, population 400.

Ryderwood started as a timber company town. When the loggers pulled out in the early 1950s, an enterprising developer converted the entire six-block by six-block village in southwest Washington into a retirement haven. Now Ryderwood could serve as a social science Petri dish to study bitterness, division and healing.

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Generation M
7:25 am
Thu May 29, 2014

One Millennial Works Hard To Overcome His Generation's Stereotypes

Bryan Williams is a political science major at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Twenty-somethings get a bad rap these days. You know the stereotypes: Heads buried in their smartphone. Sleeping in their parents' basement. Too apathetic to care about anything... especially getting involved in politics. Today we meet a Northwest twenty-something who's working hard to overcome his generation's reputation. He's doing something that many millennials do...effecting political change in HIS own unique way.

I first met Bryan Williamson at the Oregon state capitol. He was advocating for his favorite cause the old-fashioned way: Sitting in front of lawmakers…

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4:16 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Stopped By A Trooper? Don't Reach For Your Registration

File photo of a new Washington State Patrol cruiser

With the summer driving season fast approaching, the Washington State Patrol is reminding drivers what to do and not do if you’re stopped.

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2:49 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Oregon Revenue Forecast Up As Job Growth Continues

File photo of the Oregon State Capitol

Oregon's economy still hasn't recovered to pre-recession levels, but state economists told lawmakers Wednesday that job growth is driving an expected increase in tax revenue for the state.

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6:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Pacific Tower Expected To Fill With Tenants; Long-Term Funding An Issue

File photo of Pacific Tower, a 14-story former public hospital that also once served as the headquarters of Amazon.com.

After a slow start, the state of Washington says it’s on track to fill the former headquarters of Amazon.com with tenants. But long-term costs remain a concern.

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5:54 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Pneumonia Outbreaks Hitting Northwest’s Wild Bighorn Sheep

File photo of Bighorn sheep in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Bighorn sheep in the Northwest have their lambs in early spring. About now, those babies start playing together in the mountains – a sort of lamb daycare.

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