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4:35 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Plum Assignment: Inspecting Oregon Christmas Trees In Hawaii

Oregon is the nation's leading Christmas tree producer.
Oregon Department of Agriculture

A trio of Oregon entomologists has a plum assignment this holiday season. They're heading to Hawaii to help spot pests trying to hitch a ride to paradise on the branches of Oregon-grown Christmas trees.

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4:16 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Idaho School District Dumps Plan To Arm Teachers

Quagmar Flickr

Officials at a school district in north Idaho say a plan to arm teachers is off. The proposal has been generating controversy in the Sandpoint area.

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8:10 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Inslee Praises 'Perfect' Stream Restoration Project in Central Washington

Governor Jay Inslee signs his name to some of the pipe that will put water back in Manastash Creek near Ellensburg, Wash.
Anna King Northwest News Network

A dried-out three-mile-stretch of creek in Central Washington will soon swell again with water. It’s part of a project near Ellensburg to pipe irrigation water from the Yakima River to keep water in the creek for salmon and steelhead.

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4:12 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Portland Doctor Enters Crowded U.S. Senate Race

Republicans are lining up for the chance to take on Oregon Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. Portland doctor Monica Wehby tossed her hat into the ring Tuesday.

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8:50 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Twin Atomic Cities: New Book Compares Richland, Wash. To Ozersk, Russia

Oxford University Press

In southeast Washington, and in southern Russia there are two atomic cities a world apart but with surprising similarities.

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4:11 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

'Keep Kids Safe' Could Join Long List Of Defunct Oregon License Plates

A sample copy of the "Keep Kids Safe" plate.
Oregon DMV

An Oregon license plate meant to raise money for child abuse prevention programs could soon be canceled due to lack of interest.

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9:44 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Limited Alternative Routes For GE's 'Megaloads'

One of the GE-made "megaloads" parked on Highway 12 near Lewiston, Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon October 28, 2013 5:07 pm

A subsidiary of General Electric says it’s looking for alternative options for moving huge water purification equipment from the Northwest to Alberta, Canada.

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4:11 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

DUIs In Washington Continue Downward Trend After Liquor Sales Privatization

Tom Banse Northwest News Network

The Washington State Patrol has compiled a full year of data covering drunk driving arrests and crashes since private retailers took over liquor sales in the state.

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3:53 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Furloughed Federal Workers In Oregon Have To Repay Unemployment

Federal workers in Oregon who were furloughed during the partial government shutdown won't get extra pay for that time off after all.

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3:44 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Not Your Imagination: Fall Colors Have Been Especially Good This Year

The shadow of the St. Johns bridge is cast across North Portland.
Tess Freeman Oregon Public Broadcasting

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 4:22 pm

It's not your imagination: Fall colors have been spectacular in the Northwest this year. But if you want to catch a glimpse, you'd better hurry.

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