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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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Women In Combat
5:37 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

JBLM Soldiers Don't Expect 'Rush' Of Females To Combat Roles

Two themes emerged from a roundtable of mostly female soldiers at the U.S. Army's biggest West Coast post. Joint Base Lewis-McChord organized the panel Thursday to speak on the Pentagon's decision to allow women into combat roles.

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Juveniles And Guns
5:33 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Increasing Penalties For Illegal Guns

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg spoke to a panel of Washington lawmakers.
Credit Northwest News Network

Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier to lock up juveniles who carry guns illegally. Currently, it takes five felony convictions on firearms charges before someone under 18 is sent to a juvenile lockup.

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Women In Combat
5:16 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Women Soldiers Reflect On New Army Career Options

Spc. Heidi Olson and Major Sheila Medeiros reflect on their career options at JBLM.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The Pentagon's decision to allow women in combat roles has some female soldiers rethinking their career trajectories.

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Legal Marijuana
5:07 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Washington Governor Says Pot Legalization Must Inspire “Confidence”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state must prove to the Obama administration that it can create a well-regulated marijuana market.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the eyes of the nation will be on the state as it creates a legal marijuana market over the next year. The new governor said Thursday that along with legalization comes the expectation that illegal pot production and sales will mostly end.

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Hanford Cleanup
6:32 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Recent Reports Spur Controversy Over Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant

A view of the 65-acre Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Credit Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy

News out of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation can sometimes sound like just one critical report after another. In fact, last week a federal watchdog agency said Hanford’s massive waste treatment plant is in jeopardy. Several developments lately have intensified the debate over this question: Should a massive federal waste treatment plant move ahead or stop to fix its nagging technical problems? Correspondent Anna King has more.

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Portland Harbor Cleanup
6:29 am
Thu January 24, 2013

EPA Criticizes Clean-Up Study for Portland Harbor Superfund Site

The EPA announced it will redo parts of a study exploring ways to clean-up the Portland Harbor Superfund site. An initial draft prepared by groups that will pay for the cleanup was biased, the agency says. Amelia Templeton of EarthFix explains.

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Wolf Recovery
6:40 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Bill To Move Wolves West No Joke For Conservationists

A male wolf from Washington's Smackout Pack.
Credit Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

This week, a Republican lawmaker who represents eastern Washington ranch country introduced what many see as a poke in the eye for his colleagues who support wolf recovery. The new bill would move wolves to the west side of the Cascades. The proposal was immediately taken as a joke. But some conservationists say moving wolves west is not a bad idea.

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Mohamed Mohamud Trial
4:20 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Mohamud Trial: FBI Agents Detail Involvement In Alleged Bomb Plot

Testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Morning testimony in the trial of Mohamed Mohamud focused on some FBI agents involved in the case. Undercover agents worked with Mohamud on a plan to bomb Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The government says that while the device wasn't real, the threat posed by the defendant was.

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