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3:13 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Inslee Lobbies Lawmakers To Extend Tax Breaks For Boeing

File photo of a Boeing 777 jetliner.
Boeing

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 3:27 pm

Governor Jay Inslee says he can’t overstate the upside of Washington winning production of Boeing’s next generation 777 airliner.

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8:44 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Nonpartisan Group Wins Big Against Republicans In North Idaho

Balance North Idaho-backed candidates in Coeur d’Alene (from left to right) Amy Evans, Woody McEvers, Steve Widmyer and Kiki Miller.
Duane Rasmussen

A group in north Idaho says they’re tired of the Democrat versus Republican national drama.

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10:09 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Washington Voters Say No To Initiative On Initiatives

Elizabeth Jenkins Flickr

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 6:57 am

Washington voters have rejected a measure aimed at making it easier to qualify citizen initiatives for the ballot.

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3:06 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Sen. Crapo Says Idaho Should Respect Local Gay Rights Laws

US Senator Mike Crapo
US Senate

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo voted this week against a federal ban on workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people. But Tuesday he said Idaho cities should be able to maintain their local gay rights ordinances.

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3:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Apple Production Way Up In Washington For 2012

Washington state's apple production increased by 16 percent in 2012 over 2011.
Washington Apple Commission

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:37 pm

Washington’s agricultural crops in 2012 are up 6 percent from the year before. A recent USDA report say agricultural products reached nearly $10 billion.

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3:14 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

How Much Will Holiday Shoppers Spend In '13?

Northwest economists predict holiday shoppers will spend less this year.
Wikimedia

 Put away those goblins and ghosts and bust out the elves. In stores, the winter holidays are already here.

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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

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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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