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3:08 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Parents Of Gay, Trans Kids Ask Idaho Lawmakers To Pass Gay Rights Bill

An Idaho House committee hears testimony for and against a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Several hundred people packed an auditorium in the Idaho Capitol this morning for a hearing on a measure known as the Add the Words bill.

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4:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Lawmakers Proposed The Darndest Things

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It’s the end of week two of Washington’s legislative session. Already more than 1,200 bills have been introduced.

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3:24 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Northwest States Track Bird Flu Cases, While Chicken Industry Feels Plucked

Bird-flu hotspots in the Northwest are hitting profits of commercial poultry farms in other parts of the U.S..
USDA

The state of Washington announced a new confirmed case of avian flu in a wild duck in Whatcom County Friday.

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4:44 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Idaho Biologists Count Fewer Wolves But More Breeding Pairs

State biologists can confirm at least 22 breeding pairs of wolves in Idaho.
Titleist46 Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:28 pm

Idaho biologists say the number of wolves is likely declining, but their count of breeding pairs of wolves -- a key number used to measure the health of the state’s wolf population -- has actually gone up.

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3:38 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Unfinished Feelings 'Part Of The Deal' For Northwest Nurse Fighting Ebola In Liberia

Marc Bouma, left, of Tacoma, and Robert Rains the team logistical expert, after landing at the airport of Zwedru, Liberia. Their mission was to build and staff a new Ebola Treatment Center in this remote town.
Marc Bouma

Seattle E.R. nurse Marc Bouma is back in the Northwest after treating Ebola patients in a remote part of Liberia.

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3:09 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Passengers Unlikely To Benefit From Decline In Airline Fuel Costs

Alaska Airlines announced record profits for the fourth quarter and for calendar year 2014.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

The steep drop in oil prices is helping to pad the bottom line of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. But don't expect lower fares on the horizon.

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2:55 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

2014 Good For Job Creation In Washington and Oregon

Employers in Washington state added nearly 83,000 jobs in 2014.
photologue_np Flickr

The Washington and Oregon employment departments have closed the book on 2014 with the release of their December jobs numbers.

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8:21 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Dispensary Owner, Iraq Veteran Patient Both Wary Of Medical Marijuana Regulation

Patrick Seifert owns Rainier Xpress marijuana dispensary in Olympia. He supports regulation, but is concerned that proposals under consideration in the legislature could put him out of business.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 11:04 am

Thursday is Medical Cannabis Lobby Day at the Washington Capitol. State lawmakers say this is the year they will rein in the state’s “Wild West” medical pot industry.

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7:48 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Estimates Show Wolf Pairs In Idaho Nearing Minimum Requirement

FIle photo. Idaho biologists estimates there are between 15 and 25 breeding pairs of wolves in the state.
Denali National Park and Preserve

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 4:52 pm

Editor's note: find the latest information on this story here.

Idaho biologists say the state’s wolf population likely continued its decline in 2014 -- and that may be because few of them are breeding.

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9:12 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Star Soccer Goalie Hope Solo Of Seattle Suspended By U.S. National Team

File photo of U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.
Nicole Miller Flickr

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:16 pm

Soccer star Hope Solo of Seattle has been suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team and sent home from training camp.

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