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4:06 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Massive Nativity Collection Represents More Than Just The Christmas Story

Neil Allen, the interim pastor at Northwest United Protestant Church in Richland, holds one of his most prized crèche, a wood carving from Ecuador.
Anna King Northwest News Network

At a small Presbyterian church in Richland, Washington, one pastor has been trying to spread a little solace with an unusual exhibit.

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5:38 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Washington State Sees Big Jump In Use of Temporary Foreign Farmhands

File photo.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Northwest farmers hired significantly more foreign guest workers this season under a special immigration program.

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5:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Kitzhaber Announces Deal To End Labor Dispute At Port Of Portland

File photo of the Port of Potland
Aaron Parecki Flickr

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he has brokered a deal that should ease a thorny labor dispute at the Port of Portland.

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4:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Just How Clean Is Clean In Hanford Waste Tanks?

File photo of tank farms under construction at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
US Department of Energy

Just how clean is clean when it comes to removing radioactive tank waste? That’s one of the questions tackled in a new federal plan that will guide cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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4:31 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Foster Care, Public Defense Among Justice Chambers' Legacies

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers died of cancer at age 70.
Washington Supreme Court

Retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers died late Wednesday at the age of 70.

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3:37 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Get Ready For Another Sales Tax Debate In Oregon

File photo. Oregon is one of five states without a sales tax.
Richard Masoner Flickr

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is setting his sights on a major overhaul of the state's tax system.

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5:15 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Manhattan Project Park Left Out Of Defense Bill, Supporters Not Giving Up

File photo of the B Reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Department of Energy

A plan to turn part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation into a national park has been dropped from a compromise defense authorization bill.

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4:11 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Washington Shuts Down Tsunami Marine Debris Hotline

This fishing skiff, found on the Makah Reservation in mid-May, is the most recent confirmed item of Japanese tsunami debris to wash ashore on the Washington Coast.
Eyewitness photo Wash. Marine Debris Task Force

Washington and other Pacific Coast states set up tsunami debris reporting hotlines in the wake of the 2011 disaster in Japan.

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3:46 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads

File photo. Winter is just arriving and potentially icy commutes could be around for months in the Northwest.
Michael @ NW Lens Flickr

The Northwest’s deep freeze is over for most of the region, but snow remains in some areas and winter is just arriving. That means more cold temperatures and potentially icy commutes in the months ahead.

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5:46 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Utilities Want To Offer Natural Gas Truck Refueling, Competitors Object

Clean Energy operates this CNG filling station near the airport in SeaTac, Wash.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 9:44 am

Trucking fleet operators in the Northwest are showing growing interest in filling up with natural gas instead of diesel.

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