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6:14 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Workers' Rights Groups Want Penalties For Unlawful Employers

Workers' rights groups have a term for cases of withheld pay, denied breaks, and unnecessary deductions. They call it “wage theft.”

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5:58 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Washington Man's Olympic Dream: Making Snow In Sochi

Wenatchee's Jon Wax climbs a snow making tower to perform maintenance ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In the background is the finish line for downhill ski racing at the Rosa Khutor venue.
Sam Morrison

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 11:40 am

Winter Olympic hopefuls from the Northwest are learning this month who will get to go to the Sochi Games next month. One snow making expert from Washington state is already there.

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5:25 am
Wed January 22, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Down Oregon Inmate's Request To Be Executed

File photo of Gary Haugen
Oregon Department of Corrections

Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling means that two-time murderer Gary Haugen will not be executed for the foreseeable future.

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5:18 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Minimum Wage Fight May Heat Up In Olympia

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The battle over Washington’s minimum wage could soon heat up at the Capitol. House Democrats may roll out a proposal as early as this week to increase the state’s base wage.

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7:05 am
Tue January 21, 2014

More Northwest Athletes Qualify For Sochi Olympics

Angeli VanLaanen of Bellingham was named to the U.S. Olympic Team in ski halfpipe.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Freeskiing

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 6:32 am

It's not just the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl that will make for an exciting February for Northwest sports fans. The Winter Olympics start mere days later.

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5:29 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Muslim-American Communities Lobby For Equal Financial Aid

More than 500 Muslim Americans lobbied for the Washington DREAM Act in Olympia
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 10:05 am

Immigrant rights groups are trying to convince Washington state Senators to make undocumented students eligible for financial aid.

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6:25 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Olympia Mulls Crowdfunding Of Equity Shares For Startups

Here are some examples of funding portals that could connect entrepreneurs with small investors.
Northwest News Network

Federal securities regulators recently cleared the way for small, Kickerstarter-style campaigns for startups to sell shares. 

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6:22 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Little Progress In Fighting Spread Of Gonorrhea In Northwest

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public health officials in the Northwest say a series of gonorrhea outbreaks shows little sign of letting up. In fact, in some places, rates of the STD may be getting worse.

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6:20 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Even Washington State Lawmakers Are Excited About 'Blue Friday'

The 12th Man banner flies over Seattle's Space Needle in this 2007 photo.
Barry Maas Flickr

Excitement is building for Sunday’s big playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

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7:21 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Move To Ban Pit Bull Bans

Zak Thatcher and her bull terrier Ozzy drove four hours to show their support for breed-neutral legislation.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 9:36 am

Payette County, Idaho bans pit bulls. Medford, Oregon is considering a ban of its own. But some Washington state representatives want to ban the bans.

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