Hearing Starts Monday On Vancouver Oil Terminal

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Washington state begins its public review today (MON) of what would be the nation’s largest oil by rail terminal in the country. As OPB's Conrad Wilson reports, the hearings are one of the final steps in determining whether the project gets built.

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Members of the Colville tribes are grieving after learning of the death of tribal chairman Jim Boyd. Boyd was also a noted singer/songwriter.

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The Federal Railroad Administration says Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment caused this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely are asking federal railroad officials to use their authority and place a moratorium on crude oil moving through the Columbia River Gorge. The railroad involved with this month’s oil train derailment has said those trains will resume this week.

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Forty-three teams will cast off from Port Townsend, Washington, Thursday for the second running of an epic marine adventure contest. The 750-mile Race to Alaska has just a few rules: no motors, for one. And no chase boats or support crews. Last year, race co-founder Jake Beattie made the comparison to another great race.

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Last week’s mass shooting in Orlando might leave you wondering what you’d do if you were in that situation. One Northwest company has created an “active shooter” training to help you be better prepared. It also shows you how your own brain chemistry might make it harder for you to immediately react.

Analyst Skeptical About Boeing Iran Air Agreement

Jun 21, 2016

It's been a rumor for months, but Tuesday Boeing has officially confirmed that it has signed a deal to sell jets to Iran. Boeing says the agreement with Iran Air "expresses the airline's intent" to buy its aircraft.

Seattle, July 30, 1928. Dozens of couples, on their feet for days. Twirling, walking, holding their sleeping partners upright, they desperately try to stay in the running, all trying to be the last couple standing. Then, in a fit of psychosis from lack of sleep, a man punches his partner in the jaw and runs out into the street. The competition continues for another 11 days.

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The Federal Railroad Administration says it’s still investigating this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.

Federal officials say they’ve received Oregon’s request for a moratorium on oil trains, but haven’t yet indicated whether they’ll grant it. Oregon made its request a week and a half ago.

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Fewer green crosses. Potential marijuana seizures. Those are two implications of the July 1st deadline for Washington’s medical marijuana businesses to merge into the state-regulated system. The intent is to eliminate the “gray market” in medical marijuana.