Wash. Governor Inauguration
6:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Governor Inslee Delivers Inaugural Address

Democrat Jay Inslee takes the oath of office in a first-in-history ceremony in the capitol rotunda.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Democrat Jay Inslee took the oath of office as Washington's 23rd governor in a first-in-history Capitol Rotunda ceremony Wednesday morning. Inslee, a former Congressman and state lawmaker, was joined by his wife Trudi, his grown children and grandchildren.

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Hanford Construction
5:26 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Former Manager Calls For Work On Hanford Plant To Stop

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

Federal and state officials announced this week that construction can partially resume at Hanford’s massive waste treatment plant now that some technical problems have been resolved. But a top former Hanford manager is calling for the Secretary of Energy to halt work altogether on the southeast Washington project.

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Inslee Inaugural Address
5:05 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

New Washington Gov Talks Gun Violence, Climate Change In Address

Jay Inslee was sworn in as Washington’s 23rd governor on Wednesday.
Credit Washington Governor website

In his inaugural address, Washington Governor Jay Inslee talked about gun violence, climate change and school funding. But the new governor’s speech Wednesday offered few specific policy proposals.

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Unemployment Rate
4:50 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Unemployment At Four Year Low In Wash. State

Unemployment has dropped to a four-year low in Washington. The state Employment Department Wednesday released the latest jobless stats. During December, Washington's unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent -- one-tenth of a percentage point lower than the revised rate for November.

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U.S. Secretary of Interior
4:38 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Secretary Salazar Announces Plans to Step Down; Gregoire Eyed As Possible Replacement

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visits an experimental restoration logging site near Grants Pass.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced today he will step down from his post in March.

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Pet Owners
5:51 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Survey Says: We're Pet People In The Northwest

Wikimedia Commons

People in the Northwest are among the most likely in the nation to have pets. That's according to a new survey by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Washington, Oregon and Idaho rank in the top 10 for pet-owning households – with Oregon at No. 4, Washington at No. 6 and Idaho at No. 9.

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Foiled Suicide Attack
4:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

FBI Employee Believed Mohamud Was Ready For Suicide Attack

Mohamed Mohamud
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting website

Tuesday prosecutors played video clips of undercover operatives working with Mohamed Mohamud. He's on trial for a plot to detonate a bomb in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square two years ago. The entire operation was an FBI sting.

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Israel Keyes
6:37 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Search For Victims Lives On After Killer’s Death

Serial killer Israel Keyes.
Credit Photo courtesy FBI

December, a suspected serial killer from Washington killed himself in a jail cell in Anchorage, Alaska. Israel Keyes’ suicide abruptly halted progress into uncovering one of the widest-ranging serial killing sprees in the U.S. Now, the FBI is trying to piece together exactly what he did. As Jessica Robinson reports, investigators are struggling to connect seemingly random dots that they hope will lead them to other victims.

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Voting Rights Act
6:32 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Round Two For Washington Voting Rights Act

Do people vote based on race? That’s a question the Washington Legislature will likely tackle this session. Supporters of a state Voting Rights Act plan to push the measure again this year.

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Oregon State of the State
6:29 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Oregon Governor Says State Is On Track, But More To Be Done

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber.
Credit Photo by Cameron Yee / Wikimedia Commons

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says his state is on the right track after a period of economic turmoil. But he says much remains to be done. The Democrat's comments came Monday during his annual State of the State address. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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