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3:03 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Washington Gas Tax Debate Breeds Partisan Mistrust In Legislature

Kristen Steele Flickr

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 3:35 pm

The debate over a gas tax hike has revved up again in the Washington legislature.

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9:51 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Oregon To Launch Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registration

Katheirne Hitt Flickr

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:41 am

Until now, medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon have operated under a grey area of the law. But starting Monday, they can apply for legal recognition.

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9:40 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Clock Ticking On Major Cancer Research Grant

Dr. Brian Druker heads the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:27 am

Nike chairman Phil Knight is offering a prominent Oregon medical school $500 million for cancer research. However, it comes with a huge string attached.

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9:25 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction

File photo of Washington Governor Jay Inslee
GovInslee Flickr

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:23 am

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is preparing to take action on an issue that could secure his legacy -- or complicate his re-election chances.

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7:44 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Hanford Tanks: How Much Do We Know?

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:38 am

When it comes to the many underground tanks at Hanford filled with radioactive sludge, just how much do we know? U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says not enough.

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5:13 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Washington House Speaker: Minimum Wage Hike Not Ready For Vote

Washington Speaker of the House Frank Chopp
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:15 am

Washington Speaker of the House Frank Chopp supports a minimum wage hike, but he says the issue wasn’t ready for a vote on the House floor this year.

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4:55 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Spud Snub? Potato Growers Steamed Over Exclusion From Nutrition Program

USDA

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:19 am

Northwest potato growers say they've been snubbed in a federal nutrition program.

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4:47 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Sen. Wyden: Hanford Tanks Like 'Groundhog Day,' Problems Keep Repeating

Tobin Fricke Wikimedia

Originally published on Sun March 2, 2014 10:33 am

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is saying cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is like something out of the movie "Groundhog Day."

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3:06 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Columbia River's Wanapum Dam Cracked, Officials Mull Options

File photo of Wanapum Dam
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 2:26 pm

Dam operators are struggling to find a solution for a major underwater crack in the Wanapum Dam. It spans the Columbia River in central Washington near Vantage.

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6:09 am
Fri February 28, 2014

In Wake Of Arizona Veto, Similar Measures Considered In Northwest

Chantal Andrea

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 6:26 am

Amidst the debate over the now-vetoed Arizona bill that would have protected businesses that refuse to serve gays and others for religious reasons, gay rights groups in the Northwest say similar legislation could surface here.

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