Boeing 787
6:50 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Boeing CEO Offers Apology To Customers Over 787 Problems

Boeing’s top executives say that at this point, they don’t expect significant financial fallout from the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner. Federal regulators halted flights of the plane after two serious battery malfunctions.

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Mohamud Trial
5:56 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Mohamud Closing Statements Revisit Evidence

Mohamed Mohamud booking photo
Credit Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

The federal trial of a young man accused of trying to set off a bomb in downtown Portland is almost over. The jury began deliberating the case of Mohamed Mohamud late Wednesday afternoon. Closing statements focused narrowly on the evidence.

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Possible Tsunami Debris
5:07 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Long Metal Pipe Found On Northwest Coast

A 19-foot-long metal pipe landed at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco, Wash.
Washington State Parks

A team from Washington Fish and Wildlife is trying to figure out whether the newest rusty visitor to the Northwest coast came from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The 19-foot-long metal pipe landed at Cape Disappointment near Ilwaco, Wash.

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Background Checks
4:52 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Washington And Oregon Lawmakers Eye Universal Background Gun Checks

A Ruger 9mm pistol.
Credit Robert Nelson / Flickr

Democratic lawmakers in both Washington and Oregon are working on measures to require background checks for all gun sales. A universal check proposal was introduced Wednesday in the Washington House. A similar bill is expected in the Oregon Senate soon.

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Immigration Reform
4:20 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Wash. Growers Encouraged By Senate Immigration Plan

Last year, the Washington Farm Labor Association brought more than 4,000 seasonal workers here to fill a labor shortage.
Credit SweeTango / Wikimedia Commons

Farmers in Washington State are celebrating this week’s news about progress on federal immigration reform. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled a proposed framework for legislation on Monday.
It specifically addresses the country’s reliance on undocumented farm worker and the need to legalize this workforce.

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Bomb Plot Trial
6:40 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Defense Rests In Oregon Bomb Plot

All that remains is closing statements in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud (mo-hah-MOOD). Jurors will soon decide whether the 21-year-old defendant was responsible for the bogus plot intended to kill thousands at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, or whether the FBI lured him into it. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

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Bed Bugs
4:45 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers May Look To Shield Bed Bug Data

Cimex lectularius - the common bed bug
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon businesses and homeowners who are battling bed bugs would get a new level of anonymity under a measure being considered in Salem. A House panel will take up a bill next week that would shield data about bed bugs from public disclosure.

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Cursive Handwriting
4:41 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Do We Still Need To Learn Cursive?

The most famous version of the Declaration of Independence was inscribed by the fine hand of clerk Timothy Matlack.
National Archives

Cursive handwriting may soon go the way of the card catalog and the film projector. Schools are moving to new curriculum standards that put more emphasis on typing skills. But not everyone is ready for the cursive alphabet to become a relic. The Idaho legislature is considering a statewide cursive mandate.

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Northwest Wine Exports
7:20 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Northwest Winemakers Hope To Whet-The-Whistle Of China's Emerging Middle Class

Dane Narbaitz is Long Shadows Wineries’ national and international marketing director. The Walla Walla winery has recently begun selling wine in China.
Credit Photo by Anna King / Northwest News Network

Northwest winemakers are trying to whet-the-whistle of China's emerging middle class. Demand for wine is growing significantly there. And that’s drawn Chinese business delegations, restaurateurs and tourists to our region. There even may be a reality TV show that would feature Northwest wineries. Correspondent Anna King begins our story in Walla Walla, Washington.

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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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