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3:18 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Could Wheat Farming Return To West Of The Cascades?

Brook Brouwer Washington State University

Originally published on Fri January 3, 2014 5:21 pm

A lot of grain used to be grown West of the Cascades -- and might be again.

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4:46 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Shareholder Profit No Longer Highest Priority For Some Oregon Companies

Socially-minded companies in Oregon have a new way to prove their commitment to the greater good.

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4:45 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year Likely To Bring More 'Megaload' Fights

Members of the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho block the passage of a “megaload” being shipped by Omega Morgan in August.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Two large pieces of oil equipment crossing the Northwest are expected to start moving again after the New Year's holiday.

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10:09 am
Tue December 31, 2013

The End Of The Bulb As We Know It? Not Quite

Bruce Cudmore is the purchasing manager at Carr Sales
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

January 1 is the end of the era of your standard, soft white Edison-designed incandescent bulb in the United States. Or at least, in theory.

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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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