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3:37 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Two Northwest Athletes Chosen As Flag Bearers in Sochi

File photo of Roberto Carcelen of Seattle carrying the Peruvian flag at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Jude Freeman Wikimedia

Two athletes from the Northwest had the honor of carrying their nation's flag in the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics -- but neither banner was the Stars and Stripes.

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5:41 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

U.S. Olympians Wearing Northwest Wool For Opening Ceremony

Woolgrower Jeanne Carver with the 2014 U.S. Olympic parade sweater
David Nogueras OPB

When Team USA marches into the stadium for the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday, they'll be swathed in the warmth of the Northwest, quite literally.

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4:45 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

In The Northwest, A Light Dusting To Some, A Whole Lot Of Snow To Others

Snow in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The Northwest is finally getting a dose of the icy cold weather we've been hearing about this winter from the rest of the country.

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4:17 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Snow Halts Oregon Legislature

A view of the Capitol mall in Salem on Thursday afternoon.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Oregon lawmakers will take a rare snow day Friday. The wintry forecast prompted legislative leaders to cancel all hearings and floor sessions for the day.

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3:53 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks For Private Gun Sales

Quagmar Flickr

Former astronaut Mark Kelly was among those speaking out in favor of a measure requiring criminal background checks for most private gun sales in Oregon.

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3:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Opening Ceremony Never Gets Old, Even For Olympic Veterans

U.S. Olympic snowboarder Nate Holland
Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

For some of the Northwest athletes competing at the Winter Games, this will be the third or fourth time to experience the Opening Ceremonies.

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3:07 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Faith Healing Exemption Gets Scrutiny In Washington Legislature

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 9:13 am

Christian Scientists who treat their sick children with faith healing, instead of medical care, have special protection under Washington law. But that could soon change.

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2:50 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Washington State University Uncorks It's Own Student-Made Wine

Washington State University is starting to release it's own student-made wines for the public to buy. So far, the bottles are flying off the shelves.
Washington State University

Washington State University’s viticulture and enology facility won’t open in the Tri-Cities until next Spring, but students aren’t waiting to bottle and sell their own wines.

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6:01 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

A Better DMV? Oregon Lawmaker Wants To Study Agency's Service Levels

File photo of an Oregon DMV clerk helping a customer.
OregonDOT Flickr

An Oregon lawmaker wants the state to improve customer service at the DMV -- in part by offering longer hours with shorter wait times.

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3:40 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

'12th Man' Can Be Found Far Outside Seattle City Limits

Nine-year-old Alora Morrow of Spokane celebrates the Seahawks' Super Bowl win.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 4:06 pm

Three days after the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl, hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the city to celebrate the team’s return. But the "12th man" doesn’t just live in Seattle.

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