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Imprisoned Pastor
6:57 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Boise Pastor Faces Eight Years In Iranian Prison

Supporters of a Boise pastor who's been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison say he may not survive his punishment. Saeed Abedini was convicted Sunday of attempting to undermine state security.

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Tidal Power
6:54 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Tidal Power Project In Puget Sound One Step Closer To Approval

A proposal to generate power from Puget Sound tides moved one step closer to approval with the release of a new government review. Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix.

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Mohamud Trial
4:26 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Mohamed Mohamud's Father Takes The Stand

Prosecutors rested their case against 21-year-old Mohamed Mohamud, a young man raised in Beaverton who stands accused of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.  

U.S. Attorneys' closing witness was Even Kohlmann, a consultant who analyzes messages and media from jihidist websites, and keeps a database of those findings. 

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Oil Cleanup Fines
4:14 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Derelict Vessel Owner Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million For Columbia River Oil Spill

A Washington man was hit with more than one million dollars in fines and cleanup charges stemming from a derelict vessel’s oil spill in the Columbia.

The Washington Ecology Department fined Bret A. Simpson and Principle Metals LCC, four-hundred and five thousand dollars for the spill and billed them for another six-hundred and eighty thousand dollars in cleanup costs.

Simpson was scraping the barge, the Davy Crockett, in the river near Camas, Washington, when it began leaking oil in 2010.

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Sea Energy Plan
6:38 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Oregon Adds Wave And Offshore Wind Zones To Its Sea Plan

Oregon adopted new zoning rules for its territorial sea yesterday. The rules set aside about 2 percent of the Oregon coast for wave and offshore wind energy. Amelia Templeton from our EarthFix team reports the decision was not welcomed by some Dungeness crab fisherman.

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Education Reform
5:50 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Reform Vs. Funding: Battle Shaping Up In Washington Legislature

Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, second from right, says education reforms must come before additional funding.
Credit Northwest News Network

One of the key battles shaping up in Olympia this year is over education reform. The Senate’s new majority coalition is proposing a series of measures aimed at getting better results in the classroom. Among the ideas: a state takeover of failing schools.

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Silver Mining
5:38 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Silver Boom Brings Historic Sunshine Mine Back Online

Miners begin work at the Sunshine Mine in 1972. The Mine is about 8 miles east of Kellogg, Idaho.
Credit MSHA

The high price of silver is bringing one of the Northwest's oldest silver mines back online. The Sunshine Mine in north Idaho is known for one of the worst mining disasters in the nation’s history. It will resume production in late 2014.

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College Bound
5:31 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Fight Brewing Over College Bound Scholarship

First it was Washington’s guaranteed tuition program. Now the new majority leader of the state Senate has another college access program in his budget-cutting sights: College Bound.

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Mohamud Trial
4:21 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Mohamud Trial: Botched Recording Takes Center Stage In Court

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

A botched recording took center stage Friday morning at the trial of an Oregonian accused of a 2010 bomb plot. An FBI agent testified why a key face-to-face encounter was not recorded.

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Marijuana Laws
6:33 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Marijuana Growers Say They Want To "Come Out"

The second statewide public hearing this week on the future of the marijuana industry was held in Seattle. Like the earlier one in Olympia, this one had overflow crowds. The Seattle hearing was filled with people who have grown marijuana for years, and want to "come out." KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.

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