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4:53 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Low-Wage Workers Rally In Olympia

Activists rally in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage on the steps of the Washington capitol building in Olympia.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Low-wage workers picketed and rallied across the country Thursday in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage.

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3:38 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Regulators Request Funding To Develop Rules

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission could get a more than $500,000 injection of emergency funds to help oversee the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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5:43 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Gun Store Owner Wary Of Participating In Background Check Law

Don Teague of Private Sector Arms in Olympia says he doesn't want to profit on Washington's new background check requirement.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Washington’s new background check law for person-to-person gun sales and transfers takes effect Thursday.

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4:58 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Oregon Rule Change Would Allow Small Businesses To Use Crowdfunding

M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 5:22 pm

Businesses in Oregon could soon take advantage of the crowdfunding phenomenon.

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3:27 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Head Of Pilots Group Concerned Toy Drone Flyers Don't Know Rules

File photo of a DJI Phantom 1 quadcopter in flight
Nevit Dilmen Wikimedia

New data from the FAA shows the frequency of close calls between manned aircraft and small drones is soaring.

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5:57 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Pilots In Northwest Reporting More 'Near Misses' With Drones

File photo. There have been a number of close calls between manned aircraft and small drones in Northwest skies.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 8:03 am

Judging from holiday advertising, lots of teenagers and grownups will find a drone under the Christmas tree this year. But the increasing affordability and popularity of remotely piloted airplanes and choppers is leading to conflict in Northwest skies.

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3:36 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Recount Of Oregon Food Labeling Measure Underway

Elections workers in Salem hand-count Marion County ballots.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

The first statewide recount in more than six years is underway in Oregon. Elections workers Tuesday started hand-counting the more than 1.5 million votes cast for and against Measure 92.

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3:18 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Washington Prisons Aim To Learn From Inmate Suicides

An aerial view of Washington Corrections Center in Shelton.
Ian Maddox Flickr

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 10:17 am

Two Washington prison inmates have committed suicide in recent weeks at the state’s main intake facility in Shelton.

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12:21 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Study: Offshore Fault Where The 'Big One' Originates Eerily Quiet

Researchers retrieve an ocean-bottom seismometer off the coast of Oregon in 2013.
Matt Cooper, Univ. of Oregon

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:58 pm

Any parent of a rambunctious youngster can tell you trouble might be afoot when things go quiet in the playroom. Two independent research initiatives indicate there is a comparable situation with the Cascadia earthquake fault zone.

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5:29 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Inslee Wants To Cut New HIV Infections By Half In 2020

The red ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.
Wikimedia

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says by the year 2020, he wants to cut the number of new HIV infections in half.

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