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9:06 am
Fri November 29, 2013

You Say Potato Co-op, They Say Potato Cartel

USDA

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 2:52 pm

A set of lawsuits winding its way through federal court in Idaho combine a couple phrases you might not expect to find together: "massive international cartel" and "potato."

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3:16 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Northwest Cranberry Growers Wish You’d Eat Their Product Year-Round

Northwest cranberry growers are trying to get more of their product into the supermarket produce section. These berries are for sale at a Salem, Oregon grocery store.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

One out of every five cranberries grown in the U.S. is eaten Thanksgiving week, according to industry giant Ocean Spray.

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10:48 am
Wed November 27, 2013

'Saratov Approach': This Fall's Biggest Film You've Never Heard Of

Corbin Allred and Maclain Nelson play missionaries Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst in 'The Saratov Approach.'
Saratov Films

In 1998, two Mormon missionaries, including one from Oregon, were kidnapped in Russia. Their dramatic tale is now the subject of a movie that’s setting box office records in a specific genre this fall.

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3:08 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Small Northwest Winemakers May Have More Juice To Work With This Year

Northwest winemakers expect an abundance of high-quality juice this year.
Trey Busch Sleight of Hand Cellars

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:23 am

Early crop reports from farmers say Washington and Oregon’s wine grape harvest appears to be up a tick for 2013.

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12:42 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Wyden Timber Plan Aims To Bolster Hard-Hit Logging Towns

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber introduces U.S. Senator Ron Wyden during a press conference at the Oregon capitol Tuesday.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden says his latest proposal to increase logging on Oregon forest land will also respect environmental concerns. 

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3:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Competition Seeks To Save Money At Hanford

Federal, contractor and national laboratory staff participate in the Office of River Protection’s Grand Challenge Workshop this past July.
US Department of Energy

Managers at the Hanford are looking for creative ways to save money through an idea competition with federal and contractor employees called the Grand Challenge.

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2:50 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Lawmakers Hear Pitch For Corporate Tax Disclosure

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 3:46 pm

The issue of tax transparency in Washington is getting fresh attention on the heels of a major tax deal for Boeing.

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8:32 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Evel Knievel Redux: Daredevils Woo Twin Falls To Recreate Canyon Jump

Snake River Canyon. Evel Knievel’s 1974 launch ramp is the hump on the rim, top right.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

A passel of daredevils aim to succeed where the king of stunt performers once famously failed. They want to attempt Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon.

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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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