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4:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Lots Of Speeders, But Few Answers On How To Slow Them Down

Trooper Tom Shirey works for the Washington State Patrol's Aggressive Driver Apprehension Team in the Spokane area.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Safety experts say there are historically three big killers on the road: drunken driving, not wearing a seatbelt, and speeding.

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4:03 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Winter Games Downright Spring-Like, But Still 'Super Fun' For Northwest Nordic Skiers

Former Sun Valley skier Simi Hamilton competes in the skate sprint Tuesday.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 10:10 am

It's so warm in the mountains above Sochi that U.S. Olympic cross country skiers are going sleeveless, hatless and gloveless.

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8:03 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Try To Resurrect Columbia River Crossing Plan

File photo of the Interstate bridge between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash.
Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 9:55 am

Oregon lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on the latest version of a plan to fund a new I-5 bridge across the Columbia River.

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5:57 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Washington Governor Won't Sign Death Warrants

File photo of Oregon's execution chamber.
Oregon Department of Corrections

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced a de facto moratorium on the death penalty.

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5:24 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Snow On The Mountains Comes With Heightened Avalanche Risk

A skier is nearly caught in an avalanche in central Oregon.
Kevin Grove

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 4:46 pm

The Baker County Sheriff in eastern Oregon says two cross-country skiers died Tuesday in an avalanche in the southern Wallowa Mountains. Two others were seriously injured. 

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4:58 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Bans Or Legalization? Discussing Pot In Oregon's Capitol

File photo of a cannabis plant.
Wikimedia

Oregon lawmakers are considering two very different approaches to regulating marijuana this month.

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2:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Inslee Announces Moratorium On Executions In Washington

File photo. Governor Jay Inslee has imposed a moratorium on executions in Washington state.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says as long as he’s in office the state won’t execute death row inmates.

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7:53 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Urge Better Service At The DMV

Like all DMV offices in Oregon, this Salem location is open Monday through Friday only.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

No one likes to wait in line. But sometimes, you don't have a choice -- like maybe when you want a driver’s license.

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7:37 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Risk Of Falling Trees Shutters Northwest Camping Areas

U.S. Forest Service

Forest managers in north Idaho and western Washington will be closing some popular camping areas this year. They say nearby trees are infected with root rot and post a threat to campers.

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7:28 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Audit Finds Problems With Oregon's Disaster Planning

A new audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office says the state is ill-prepared for a major disaster.

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