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2:08 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

How They Fared: Northwest Olympians Bring Home Silver & Gold

Fans watch Olympic alpine skiing action at the Rosa Khutor venue.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 3:34 pm

Short track speedskater J.R. Celski of Federal Way, Wash., led Team USA to a silver medal in the men's 5000-meter relay Friday, ending a medal drought in the discipline for the Americans. Russia took the gold.

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7:41 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Idaho Bill Banning Secret Video Of Farms Moves Ahead

U.S. Agricultural Research Service

A measure that seeks to bar animal rights activists from making undercover video in Idaho dairies is moving ahead in the state House.

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7:16 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Pot Legalization: What Can Washington Learn From End Of Prohibition?

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This summer marijuana stores will open for business across Washington.

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5:17 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Consider ‘Emotional Harm’ As Form Of Bullying

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Wikimedia

The definition of bullying in Washington could be expanded to include any act of "emotional harm" against a student.

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3:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Northwest Claims Another Medal, But It Comes In Heartbreaking Hockey Loss

Hilary Knight of Sun Valley
SaraMelikian Flickr

More Olympic hardware is coming home to the Northwest, but it comes via a heartbreaking loss. 

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11:46 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Oregon Will Not Defend Itself In Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits

Chantal Andrea/File photo

Originally published on Fri February 21, 2014 7:03 am

Oregon will not defend itself in a pair of federal lawsuits challenging the state's prohibition of same-sex marriages.

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8:37 am
Thu February 20, 2014

One Anniversary, Two Teams Trying To Recreate Evel Knievel Canyon Jump

The rocket that Scott Record, left, and Scott Truax plan to use to recreate Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump is about 60 percent complete.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 10:21 am

Two teams want to re-enact Evel Knievel's famous jump over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.

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5:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Ore. Farmers Want Tax Break For Donated Crops

USDA

Oregon farmers are hoping the state Legislature makes it worth their while to donate crops that would otherwise go to waste.

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2:53 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Washington Liquor Board Rolls Back How Much Pot Producers Can Grow

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Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 4:49 pm

Applicants to grow recreational pot in Washington could have their state licenses in hand two weeks from now.

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7:57 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Washington Legislature Sends 'Real Hope' Act To Governor

Republican State Sen. Barbara Bailey celebrates with students following final passage of the “Real Hope Act.”
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 8:11 am

A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally.

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