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7:49 am
Mon January 13, 2014

App By WSU Team Lets Cops Know When They're Tired

Criminal justice professor Bryan Vila wears an actigraph, a movement-monitoring device. The BeSharp app uses data from the device to determine alertness.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon January 13, 2014 9:00 am

Could the same kind of self-tracking technology that's become popular among smartphone users also help police officers stay safer on the job?

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3:36 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Oregon's Treasurer Casts Doubt On I-5 Bridge Tolling Plan

An artist's rendition of the proposed 1-5 bridge over the Columbia River.
Columbia River Crossing

Oregon's state treasurer says he won't approve bonds for a new I-5 bridge across the Columbia River without a guarantee: that Oregon can collect tolls from Washington drivers.

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3:24 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Seismic Researchers To Measure Waves Created By Seahawks Fans

A view of CenturyLink FIeld during a Seattle Seahawks game.
Noah Meyerhans Flickr

Turnovers, sacks and touchdowns won’t be the only things tracked at Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints.

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4:59 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Augustas Didzgalvis Wikimedia

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another fight over background checks for gun purchases.

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4:35 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Inslee's Optimism May Not Be Enough For Gas Tax Package

Governor Jay Inslee speaks at a legislative preview forum in Olympia hosted by the Associated Press.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he will continue to push for a gas tax package in the 60-day session that starts Monday. But a key transportation leader in the State Senate signaled Thursday that prospects for a deal may be dimming.

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4:11 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Two Northwest Airmen Killed In U.K. Helicopter Crash

File photo of a Pave Hawk helicopter.
US Air Force

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 8:35 am

Two airmen from the Northwest were killed in a helicopter crash in England this week. One grew up in north Idaho, the other hailed from Vancouver, Wash.

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3:42 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Immigrant Investors Could Finance Green Trucks For Green Cards

Paul Jerry Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 7:46 am

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved an unusual way for prospective immigrants to earn a U.S. green card and permanent residency.

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5:18 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Oregon Looks To Revamp System Of State Supervisors

Oregon state printing plant manager Tim Hendrix (right) listens as production mail manager Tim Landgren updates him on the morning's operations.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

A comprehensive review that’s now under way could bring big changes to state government in Oregon.

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5:06 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Sasquatch Reality Show Filmed In Northwest Premieres This Week

The search for Sasquatch is on on '10 Million Dollar Big Foot Bounty.'
Spike TV

A new cable reality show features rugged Northwesterners tromping through the region’s beautiful landscapes. They’re searching for a Northwest icon -- Sasquatch.

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4:55 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Washington Senator Proposes End To Pensions For Elected Officials

Washington state Senator John Braun
Washington Legislature

A Washington state senator says if 401(k)s are good enough for Boeing machinists, they should be good enough for those who hold elected office.

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