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3:27 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

One Year Later Lawsuits Stack Up On Deadly Pendleton Bus Crash

Emergency personnel at the scene of the deadly bus crash on Interstate 84 east of Pendleton in January 2013.
Oregon State Police

Several lawsuits are stacking up across the Northwest and in Vancouver, B.C. against the driver and tour company of a bus that crashed near Pendleton, Ore. a year ago Monday.

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3:15 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

January Full Of Excitement, Stress For Northwest Olympic Hopefuls

Slalom specialist Hailey Duke of Sun Valley
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

The month of January promises to serve up lots of excitement, angst and pressure for the many Olympic hopefuls from the Northwest.

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4:21 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Consumers May Start Seeing More Secure 'Chip' Credit Cards In 2014

U.S. consumers could soon start seeing a new generation of credit cards
EMV-Connection.com

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 8:48 am

Northwest banks say 2014 may be the year consumers start to see a new generation of credit cards that are less prone to fraud.

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3:49 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

New Oregon Laws: Taxes, Texting, Tethering And Tanning

The fine for texting while driving is set to double in the new year.
Jason Weaver Flickr

Call it the year of the "T." Some of the new laws set to take effect in Oregon when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve involve taxes, texting, tethering and teen tanning.

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2:58 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

How To Spot A Whale On The Northwest Coast

Larry and Marie Hinton keep an eye out for whales at Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay, Oregon.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

The week between Christmas and New Year's is one of the best times of the year to watch grey whales migrating along the Oregon coast.

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12:59 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

New Year Brings Sobriety Testing For Repeat Drunk Drivers

Officer Durbin of the Portland Police Department tests volunteer Jennifer Van Vleet for blood alcohol level in this 2009 file photo.
Oregon Department of Transportation

Repeat drunk drivers in Washington who get arrested in the New Year may find themselves ordered to blow into a breathalyzer twice a day.

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12:36 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

New Laws In Washington: Rioting Gets Name Change, Seahawks Fandom Licensed

November 1999 photo of WTO protests in Seattle.
Isabel Esterman Flickr

After January 1, rioting will still be a crime in Washington. But it will get a new name. And Seahawks fans will have a new way to show their loyalty to the team.

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11:49 am
Tue December 24, 2013

2014 Will Be Busy Year For Oregon Voters

File photo of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Office of the Governor

The year ahead will be a busy one for Oregon voters. They'll decide among candidates for a pair of high-profile offices. And 2014 is shaping up to be a busy year for initiatives, too.

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11:13 am
Tue December 24, 2013

For Recyclers, Holiday Gift Wrap Is A Mine Field Of 'Contaminants'

Most glittery or metallic wrapping paper can’t be recycled.
King County Solid Waste

The same shiny gift wrap and bright bows that make Christmas presents so enticing are exactly what give recycling centers headaches the day after Christmas.

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5:58 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Idaho Tops Nation In Portion Of People Cutting Their Landline

Something you won;t see much of in Idaho anymore ... a landline.
Celeste Lindell Flickr

New federal data show Idaho leads the country in something you might expect more from Seattle, Portland or Silicon Valley.

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