Colin Fogarty http://nwpr.org en Proposed Power Lines Tangle With Native American History http://nwpr.org/post/proposed-power-lines-tangle-native-american-history Imagine running power lines through a cathedral. That's how archaeologists describe what the Bonneville Power Administration proposes doing in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state. The federal electricity provider is trying to string <a href="http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/Big_Eddy-Knight/" target="_blank">a new transmission line</a> near a cave that contains ancient paintings, a site considered sacred by Native Americans.<p>The paintings are inside a tall cave on a rocky hillside in Wishram, Wash. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:43:00 +0000 Colin Fogarty 34689 at http://nwpr.org Proposed Power Lines Tangle With Native American History Former Oregon Republican House Speaker Remembered http://nwpr.org/post/former-oregon-republican-house-speaker-remembered <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040913CF_McLane1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers are remembering a former Speaker of the House known for his kindness and devotion to public service.<p>Lynn Lundquist died Tuesday at his home in Powell Butte, Oregon. He was 78.<p>Mike McLane is the current state representative from Lundquist’s district in central Oregon. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:18:02 +0000 Colin Fogarty 25628 at http://nwpr.org Former Oregon Republican House Speaker Remembered 'Tuition Equity' Signed, Driver Licenses For Undocumented Workers Introduced http://nwpr.org/post/tuition-equity-signed-driver-licenses-undocumented-workers-introduced-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Students in the country illegally can now pay in-state tuition rates at Oregon universities. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed what’s known as the “tuition equity” bill into law Tuesday at a crowded ceremony in Salem.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:06:59 +0000 Colin Fogarty 25285 at http://nwpr.org 'Tuition Equity' Signed, Driver Licenses For Undocumented Workers Introduced Murray At Center Stage Guiding Democratic Budget Plan http://nwpr.org/post/murray-center-stage-guiding-democratic-budget-plan <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray took center stage in the other Washington Wednesday. She’s the new chair the U.S. Senate’s budget committee. In that role, Murray outlined the Democrats’ 10-year plan to get the nation closer to a balanced budget.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:08:44 +0000 Colin Fogarty 24240 at http://nwpr.org Murray At Center Stage Guiding Democratic Budget Plan Holder: 'Good Communication' About Marijuana, But No Policy Yet http://nwpr.org/post/holder-good-communication-about-marijuana-no-policy-yet <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030613KK_Holder_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he's had what he calls "good communication" with the governors of Washington and Colorado about their states' new marijuana legalization laws. But in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Holder declined to say how his agency will resolve the conflict with federal law.<p>"We are in the administration at this point considering what the federal government's response to those new statutes will be. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:58:14 +0000 Colin Fogarty 23866 at http://nwpr.org Holder: 'Good Communication' About Marijuana, But No Policy Yet Washington Liquor Sales Up Over Last Year http://nwpr.org/post/washington-liquor-sales-over-last-year <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">There’s new data on the affect of liquor privatization in Washington. According to new numbers released Tuesday that capture the first four months of private liquor sales, sales by volume were up between June and September nearly 3 percent over the same period last year.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:42:51 +0000 Colin Fogarty 19324 at http://nwpr.org Washington Liquor Sales Up Over Last Year Murray Urges More Republicans To Break Anti-tax Pledge http://nwpr.org/post/murray-urges-more-republicans-break-anti-tax-pledge <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>U.S. Senator Patty Murray is encouraging Republican members of Congress to break campaign pledges to vote against any tax increases. The Washington Democrat made the comments on the floor of the U.S Senate Wednesday. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:32:37 +0000 Colin Fogarty 19052 at http://nwpr.org Murray Urges More Republicans To Break Anti-tax Pledge Oregon Begins Mileage Tax Pilot Project http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-begins-mileage-tax-pilot-project <p></p><p>About 40 Oregon drivers are spending this fall measuring their miles on the road. It’s part of a pilot project</p><p></p><p>to study alternatives to the gas tax.</p><p>Oregon lawmakers ordered the research out of concern that gas tax revenue will decline as more drivers switch to hybrid or electric vehicles. That could reduce funding for road maintenance.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:31:39 +0000 Colin Fogarty 18770 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Begins Mileage Tax Pilot Project Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-organizes-transition-team-despite-continued-vote-counting <p></p><p>The race for Washington governor remains too close to call. But Democrat Jay Inslee said Wednesday he’s already forming a transition team to prepare to take office. The former congressman leads Republican attorney general Rob McKenna 51 percent to 49 percent. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:06:41 +0000 Colin Fogarty 18035 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Organizes Transition Team Despite Continued Vote Counting Oregon History Buffs Dismiss California's Drake Landmark http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-history-buffs-dismiss-californias-drake-landmark <p>Some Northwest history buffs say a newly designated historic landmark in California does not settle a heated debate over where a British explorer landed more than four centuries ago. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar named a site north of San Francisco as the possible landing spot of Sir Francis Drake. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:12:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty 17159 at http://nwpr.org Oregon History Buffs Dismiss California's Drake Landmark