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5:51 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

'Real Hope' Act Passes Washington Senate

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

Undocumented Washington high school graduates may be one step closer to accessing financial aid.

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2:51 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Lawmakers Return To Salem With Lots Of Issues And Little Time

File photo of the Oregon State Capitol Building
Matt Howry Flickr

Pot, guns and liquor. Those are a few of the issues facing Oregon lawmakers as they return to the state capitol Monday for a five-week legislative session.

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5:08 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Battered Coastal Paper Mill Now Faces Demolition

Harbor Paper in Hoquiam reopened in October of 2012 only to close a few months later. Now the equipment will be auctioned off and the mill dismantled
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 7:14 am

A paper mill on Washington’s central coast has had it's share of ups and downs over the past seven years.

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4:43 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Departing Northwest Olympians Confident They'll Be Safe In Sochi

File photo of the Roza Khutor Alpine Resort, site of the alpine skiing events for the Sochi Games.
Sergei Kazantsev Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 5:33 pm

The 2014 Winter Olympics begin next week amid persistent concerns about security.

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4:16 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Kitzhaber Has 'Concerns' About Grocery Stores Liquor Sales

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber answers questions from reporters during a state capitol press conference Thursday.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he has concerns about proposals to allow grocery stores to sell hard liquor.

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5:53 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Kids Take On Washington Legislature In Picking New State Symbols

Palouse Falls
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 11:20 am

Washington may get at least two new official state symbols, thanks to some young students.

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5:18 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Finds Some GOP Support

A ballot initiative to legalize same-sex marriage could be on the Oregon ballot in 2014.
Chantal Andrea

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 12:25 pm

Some prominent Oregon Republicans announced Wednesday that they are throwing their support behind a campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

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5:03 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Execution Witnesses In Washington To See Needle Insertion

File photo of the execution chamber at San Quentin. A camera in the execution chamber at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla will record more of more of the execution process.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 6:02 pm

The next time a death row inmate is executed by lethal injection in Washington state, witnesses will see more of the process.

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4:12 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Tri-Cities Lands New National Energy Lab, Growing Cleanup Firm

A new 22,000-square-foot energy research lab will break ground in the spring. It’s part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.
Meier Architecture Engineering

Southeast Washington is getting an economic boost after two announcements were made on Wednesday that are expected to lead to new jobs in the region.

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3:42 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Gay Rights Advocates: Idaho Bills Would Upend Local Discrimination Bans

File photo. The Pocatello City Council took public comment on an anti-discrimination ordinance in April 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Gay rights advocates say legislation introduced this week in Idaho would undermine local anti-discrimination ordinances passed in seven Idaho cities.

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