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5:43 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Legal Groups See Church-And-State Battleground In Idaho Town's Park

A newspaper clipping from 1972 shows the placement of a 10 Commandments monument in Sandpoint, Idaho.
City of Sandpoint

A little-known display of the 10 Commandments in north Idaho has attracted the attention of a couple of national legal organizations.

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4:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam

File photo of the fish ladder at John Day Dam on the Columbia River. The fish ladders at the Wanapum and the Rock Island dams are dry.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 3:24 pm

The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.

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3:47 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Spring Outlook Looks Warm For Coastal Northwest, 'Normal' Spring Inland

The National Weather Service's outlook calls for above-normal temperatures along the West Coast.
NOAA Climate Prediction Center

The spring seasonal outlook from the National Weather Service calls for a warmer-than-average spring west of the Cascades and normal temperatures and rainfall across the inland Northwest.

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2:53 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Independent Audit Outlines Problems At Cover Oregon

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called the audit of Cover Oregon a ' sobering critique' of the state's health insurance exchange.
Office of the Governor

According to a scathing audit from an independent consultant, Oregon's health insurance exchange was riddled with internal conflict and unrealistic expectations.

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10:12 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Takes Off In Third Year

Treefort Music Fest organizers Eric Gilbert (left), Lori Shandro and Drew Lorona take a break from planning the third annual festival.
Frankie Barnhill Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 4:49 pm

West Coast music festivals like Sasquatch and Coachella are mainstays in the industry, attracting some of the biggest names in the business and fans from all over the country.

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6:17 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Washington's New 24/7 Sobriety Program Runs Into Snags

Commander Jim Rich of the Centralia Police Department displays the breath test machine used for the 24/7 Sobriety pilot program.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

It’s been nearly a year since a repeat drunk driver caused a horrific accident in north Seattle.

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3:49 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Death Penalty Costs In Idaho Difficult To Pin Down

File photo of Idaho's execution chamber
Idaho Department of Correction

Death penalty cases take longer to work through Idaho's court system, but it's hard to put a dollar figure on the extra expense, according to a new report.

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3:31 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In Washington, Dips In Oregon

Washington Employment Security Department

Washington state's unemployment rate held steady in February at 6.4 percent according to fresh numbers from the state Employment Security Department.

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8:56 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River

A pre-conference tour of Grand Coulee Dam on Monday kicked off a conversation about restoring salmon to the Upper Columbia Basin.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 4:00 pm

Once upon a time, salmon and steelhead swam over a thousand miles upriver to the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, at the foot of the Rockies in British Columbia.

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5:19 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Oregon Housing Agency Must Pay Settlement In Disability Discrimination Case

The Housing Authority of Douglas County must pay a $167,000 settlement after evicting a family with a disability service dog.

An Oregon housing agency must pay up after evicting a family with a disability service dog.

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