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3:03 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Road De-Icing Researchers Say Hold The Salt, Pass The Vodka By-Product

File photo. Salt helps melt ice on roads, but it also has adverse effects on the environment.
Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago U.S. Air National Guard

The search is on to find an alternative to salting the roads in winter. Salt helps melt the ice, but it also builds up in stream beds and drinking water.

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5:28 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby

Gray wolf
Wikimedia

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

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4:31 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Seattle's King County To Study Jury Diversity

File photo of City Hall Park and King County Courthouse in Seattle
Joe Mabel Wikimedia

King County, Washington, is more than 30 percent non-white. But juries in the state’s most populous county often don’t reflect that diversity.

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3:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Northwesterners Protest Ferguson Decision

A rally was held in Salem to protest the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

People in several Northwest cities raised their voices in protest Tuesday over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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3:23 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Christmas Trees Delayed At Northwest Ports

Tedder Wikimedia

Several Northwest Christmas tree growers are trying to push containers full of evergreens through the Northwest’s delayed seaports.

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3:03 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Barges Running Aground At Lewiston As Dredging Controversy Drags On

Lewiston's port hugs the left bank of this aerial view of the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. Clarkston is at lower right.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Lewiston, Idaho has had unusual bragging rights for the past 40 years. It's the farthest inland seaport on the West Coast -- 465 miles upriver from the Pacific Ocean.

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8:10 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Prison Inmates Enlisted To Grow Threatened Plants

Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem is growing Kincaid's Lupine and Golden Paintbrush, flowers relied upon by the rare Fender's Blue and Taylor's Checkerspot butterflies.
Captain Chad Naugle ODOC

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 2:06 pm

In a growing number of Northwest prisons, inmates are rearing endangered plants, butterflies, turtles and frogs for release in the wild.

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5:49 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Oregon Food Labeling Measure Headed For Likely Recount

Oregon's Measure 92 appears headed for a recount.
Lindsay Eyink

The most expensive initiative in Oregon history appears headed for a recount.

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5:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Locke On Coal Exports: Set Rules For How China Uses It

File photo of an operating coal-fired power plant in China.
Wikimedia

Coal export terminals are in the permitting process in both Washington and Oregon, but they face heavy opposition.

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3:46 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Northwest Cranberry Farmers Struggle From North American Fruit Oversupply

File photo of a cranberry harvest.
WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 4:20 pm

Northwest cranberry farmers are struggling from a North American oversupply of the fruit.

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