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6:04 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Key Deadline To Move Bills Means Some Legislation Dies In Salem

File photo of the Oregon State Capitol Building
Matt Howry Flickr

Oregon lawmakers will return to the capitol Friday with a better sense of what they'll be voting on over the next three weeks.

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5:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Next Chapter In Northwest Weather Expected To Be Flooding, Landslides

A landslide carried boulders onto I-84 near Hood River, Ore., on Wednesday.
Oregon State Police

The National Weather Service says the recent snowfall combined with rain over the next few days has set the stage for flooding in parts of the Northwest.

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5:45 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Promote The Region

Wine barrels at Russell Creek WInery in Walla Walla, Wash.
Tom Carmony Flickr

The Northwest wine industry has matured to the point where certain regions are trying to set their wines apart -- think the Willamette Valley pinots, or Columbia Valley cabs.

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5:31 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Sun Valley's Farrington Says Gold Medal 'Opens A Lot Of Doors'

Kaitlyn Farrington (middle) won the goal medal in the snowboard halfpipe on Wednesday.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

Sun Valley, Idaho native Kaitlyn Farrington maintained her composure as the Star Spangled Banner played in front of a big, cheering crowd at the medals ceremony.

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5:09 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Washington Senate Majority Unveils New Gas Tax Package, Votes Lacking

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Members of the mostly Republican majority in the Washington Senate say they want to jumpstart talks on a gas tax package to fund roads and transit. Previous negotiations stalled out in December.

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4:59 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kitzhaber Pushes Ahead On Clean Fuels Standard

Kristen Steele

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered the state's Department of Environmental Quality to toughen standards for car and truck fuels.

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4:35 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Ten-Term Congressman Doc Hastings Announces Retirement

Rep. Doc Hastings (R - Wash.) annouced his retirement from the U.S. Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 5:54 pm

After two decades as south central Washington’s congressman, Republican Doc Hastings announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of the year.

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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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