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3:25 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Washington Sees 'Soft Patch' In Hiring, Slow Overall Growth

Washington state hit a 'soft patch' in hiring and is looking at slow overall growth. That news comes from two new data points on the Washington economy out Wednesday.

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8:40 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Idaho Lawmakers Prepare For Education Fight In 2014

Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri, state Sen. Steve Vick, state Sen. Steven Thayn, and state Sen. Russ Fulcher speak at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A group of conservative Idaho lawmakers wants the state to reconsider standards known as the Common Core in the upcoming legislative session.

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3:07 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Celebration And Angst As Marijuana License Application Window Opens

Jeff Gilmore, right, with partner Dave Brown have applied for a license to grow legal marijuana. Gilmore says he was busted two decades ago for growing pot and believes it’s “about time” he can do so legally.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Would-be growers, processors and retailers applied online and in-person Monday as the 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications opened in Washington.

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8:54 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Army Charges Soldier In 2007 Killing Of Deaf Boys In Iraq

A U.S. Army Sergeant will be transferred to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to face charges he murdered two unarmed, deaf boys in Iraq in 2007.

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9:43 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Slow Start, Mixed Results For Health Care Law In Northwest

A screengrab of Washington's health plan finder website.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:38 am

The first numbers on enrollment under the new health care law confirm a slow start and mixed results in Northwest states.

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9:43 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Congressional Incumbents Face Re-Election Heat Over Health Care Law

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
US Senate

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:40 am

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Wednesday signed on to legislation to allow people to keep their current insurance plans under the new federal health care law.

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9:43 am
Thu November 14, 2013

UW Professor Joins Task Force On Violence On American Indian Reservations

University of Washington law school professor Ron Whitener.
White House

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:43 am

Tribal leaders from the Northwest and around the country had the opportunity Wednesday to tell the Obama Administration what they want in the coming year.

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9:43 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Governor Inslee Vows To Continue To Compete For 777X

Washington Governor Jay Inslee addresses reporters in Olympia following the overwhelming vote by Boeing machinists to reject a Boeing contract offer.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:35 am

The machinists' two-to-one rejection of the Boeing contract was not the outcome Washington Governor Jay Inslee had hoped for.

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3:33 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

'Keepers' Make Sure Time Capsule Doesn't Get Lost In Time

Capsule 'Keeper' Jen Estroff speaks beside the Centennial Time Capsule in the Washington State Capitol.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 2:47 pm

In 1989, the organizers of the Washington State Centennial Time Capsule took measures to guard against it being forgotten -- and lost.

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3:19 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Pot License Investigators Will Be On Alert For 'Hidden Ownership'

Cannabis Training University Wikimedia

Pot entrepreneurs in Washington can apply for a business license beginning next Monday. The state now has a team of 14 license investigators ready to vet the applicants.

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