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6:25 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Olympia Mulls Crowdfunding Of Equity Shares For Startups

Here are some examples of funding portals that could connect entrepreneurs with small investors.
Northwest News Network

Federal securities regulators recently cleared the way for small, Kickerstarter-style campaigns for startups to sell shares. 

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6:22 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Little Progress In Fighting Spread Of Gonorrhea In Northwest

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public health officials in the Northwest say a series of gonorrhea outbreaks shows little sign of letting up. In fact, in some places, rates of the STD may be getting worse.

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6:20 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Even Washington State Lawmakers Are Excited About 'Blue Friday'

The 12th Man banner flies over Seattle's Space Needle in this 2007 photo.
Barry Maas Flickr

Excitement is building for Sunday’s big playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

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7:21 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Move To Ban Pit Bull Bans

Zak Thatcher and her bull terrier Ozzy drove four hours to show their support for breed-neutral legislation.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 9:36 am

Payette County, Idaho bans pit bulls. Medford, Oregon is considering a ban of its own. But some Washington state representatives want to ban the bans.

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7:19 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Alternative To Liquor Privatization Initiative

he Oregon Liquor Control Commission sells liquor through about 240 contracted small stores like this one in Salem.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 7:24 am

Oregon grocery store owners want to sell hard liquor, just like their counterparts in Washington do. 

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6:58 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Oregon Utility Green-Lighted To Install Natural Gas Truck Filling Stations

One of the few public CNG fueling stations now in operation in the Northwest is near SeaTac Airport.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Oregon regulators moved this week to make it easier for truck fleet owners to convert from gasoline or diesel to natural gas. 

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5:04 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Grill Director Of Health Insurance Exchange

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Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.

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4:55 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Researchers Detect and 'Count' Fish From Just A Glass Of Water

Study co-author Kevan Yamahara collects a water sample at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Jesse Port Center for Ocean Solutions

It's not something we often think about, but as we go about daily life, we're constantly shedding little flakes of skin. So are animals and fish.

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3:54 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Medical Marijuana Patients Denounce Proposed Plant Limits, Patient Registry

File photo of a of a cannabis plant.
Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

One of the hottest topics before the Washington legislature this year is how to regulate the medical marijuana marketplace.

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12:06 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

New Video Shows Captured U.S. Soldier; Idaho Parents Ask For His Release

U.S. Army photo of captured Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl
US Department of Defense

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 4:31 pm

The U.S. military has obtained a new video showing captured Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl alive. The Idaho native has been a prisoner of the Taliban for the last four-and-a-half years.

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