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5:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New Administrator Steps Up To Handle BPA Woes

Elliot Mainzer now helms Bonneville Power Administration
BPA

The region’s largest power marketer has a new permanent top manager.

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4:51 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Washington Considers Private Investment Bonds To Address Social Problems

A view of Rikers Island in New York, United States from the air. LaGuardia Airport can be seen in the background.
Cdogsimmons Wikimedia

Someday in the not too distant future social service programs in the Northwest could get funding from Wall Street.

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4:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Lawmakers Consider Naming Endangered Person Advisory 'Silver Alert'

We often hear of patients with dementia who wander from home or their nursing facilities. In Washington when they can’t be found, authorities can use what’s called an “Endangered Missing Person’s Advisory” to notify people of the disappearance.

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3:58 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Broken Ribs Can't Stop Seattle Skier's Drive To Compete In Winter Olympics

Roberto Carcelen of Seattle carried the Peruvian flag at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is tabbed to be Peru's flag bearer again in Sochi.
Jude Freeman Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 4:30 pm

It's every Olympic athlete's worst nightmare: After years of preparation, training and fundraising, an accident mere weeks before the Olympic Games derails everything.

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3:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Can A Test Measure Critical Thinking? Schools Hope To Find Out

Students take a quiz in Eric Miller's eighth grade algebra class at Lakes Magnet Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 9:37 am

Northwest parents of school-aged children have a new acronym to learn: The SBAC.

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8:39 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Big Crop Of Northwest Olympians Headed To Sochi Games

The 2014 U.S. Olympic Team has a Northwest flavor, including these Nordic skiers, Sadie Bjornsen (3rd from R), Erik Bjornsen (5th from R), Holly Brooks (5th from L) and Simi Hamilton (2nd from L).
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 11:10 am

Athletes headed to the Winter Games from Oregon, Idaho and Washington run the gamut from Olympic rookies to medal-draped veterans.

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4:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Online Gun Exchange To Launch On Eve Of Washington Gun Hearings

File photo. An online firearms marketplace opens for business in Washington on Monday.
M Glasgow Flickr

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 10:50 am

Starting Monday, Washington gun owners will have a new place to sell their firearms. That’s when a website called Washington Gun Exchange plans to launch.

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4:44 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Bend Ski Coach Guides Caribbean Island To First Winter Games

Gary and Angelica Morrone di Silvestri will be skiing for Dominica in Sochi.
Gay Di Silvestri

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 7:25 am

The Northwest contribution to the U.S. Olympic team goes beyond athletes. A bunch of top coaches, ski tuners, wax technicians and physical therapists from here are Sochi-bound too.

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4:03 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Distracted Driving, Again

Jason Weaver Flickr

In Washington and Oregon, if you want to talk on your phone while driving, you’re required to use a hands-free device. But now a Washington state lawmaker wants to go further.

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3:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Washington State Slaps Fine For Mishandled Waste At Hanford

Anna King Northwest News Network

Over the last several years, Hanford Nuclear Reservation managers have mishandled barrels and boxes of hazardous and radioactive waste in the central part of the site.

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