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4:18 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

As Session Drags On, Oregon Lawmakers Tangle Over Class-Action Bill

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Oregon lawmakers are struggling to finish their work before this weekend's deadline to adjourn.

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3:12 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Inslee, Teachers' Union Clash Over Evaluation Measure

File photo. Washington Governor Jay Inslee has made the case for a controversial teacher evaluation bill.
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They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.

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5:55 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Celebratory Mood As Washington Issues First Pot License

Sean Green is the first business owner to receive a license to legally grow recreational pot.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Washington’s voter-approved effort to legalize recreational marijuana reached a major milestone.

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5:19 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Feds Confirm Investigation Into Cover Oregon

Headquarters of the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.
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Federal officials confirmed Wednesday that they will investigate the troubled roll-out of Oregon's health insurance exchange website.

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4:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers May Allow Temporary Marijuana Dispensary Bans

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Oregon lawmakers are hashing out a compromise on whether to allow cities and counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

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2:52 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Washington Recoups Great Recession Job Losses, With Caveat

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It took four years, but Washington has now recovered more jobs than it lost during the Great Recession.

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1:18 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Outside Experts Weigh In On Columbia River's Damaged Wanapum Dam

File photo of Wanapum Dam
Grant County PUD

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 2:22 pm

In central Washington state, teams of engineers are scrambling to figure out what’s gone wrong with part of the Wanapum Dam’s spillway structure.

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11:45 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Bones Exposed By Wanapum Dam Drawdown On Columbia River

Newly exposed riverbank sprawls out upstream on the Columbia River from Wanapum Dam. Human bones have been found in an area called Crescent Bar.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 8:20 am

In Central Washington, human bones have been found along the newly exposed shore above Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River.

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4:32 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Try To Avoid Another Cover Oregon Fiasco

The website for Oregon's health insurance exchange still isn't fully functional.
Cover Oregon

Oregon lawmakers say they want to avoid another high-profile tech blunder like the problems facing the state's online health insurance exchange.

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3:38 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Washington Insurance Commissioner: Premera 'Guts' Consumer Protection Bill

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler
Washington OIC

Washington’s Insurance Commissioner wants to notify consumers if their insurance company is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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