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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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7:04 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Republican Senator Pushes Back On College Aid For Undocumented Students

Washington state Senator Janea Holmquist Newbry
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:34 am

A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire.

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4:00 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Back Away From Bill To Restrict Some Pesticides

FIle photo. A measure in Oregon would have banned the use of four types of pesticides.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 6:53 pm

This week, Oregon may join Washington in backing away from a proposal to protect bees by restricting certain pesticides.

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3:27 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Idaho Snowboarder Grabs Northwest's First 2014 Olympic Medal

USA snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington (center) of Bellevue, Idaho won gold in the women's halfpipe on Wednesday.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

Originally published on Sat February 15, 2014 10:26 am

The Northwest has its first Olympic gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Games. Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington of Bellevue, Idaho triumphed in the women's halfpipe Wednesday.

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