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Inmates Released
4:29 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lane County Releases More Jail Inmates Early

More inmates were let go early from the Lane County Jail Thursday.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Thirty-two inmates walked out of the Lane County Jail Thursday morning without serving their full sentence. The Sheriff has closed more jail beds because of a lack of funding.

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Eco-sabotage Suspect
4:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Long Sought Eco-sabotage Suspect Turns Herself In

FBI Most Wanted Poster - Rebecca J. Rubin
Credit FBI.gov

A decade on the lam has ended for a suspect in a string of eco-sabotage attacks across the American West. The alleged Earth Liberation Front fugitive turned herself in at the Canadian border Thursday.

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Psychiatric Safety
6:26 am
Thu November 29, 2012

State Senator To Propose More Security in Psychiatric Wards

The front entrance of Western State Hospital in Lakewood.
Credit Photo by John Ryan / Northwest News Network

One Washington state senator says it is past time for lawmakers to increase safety at the state’s two psychiatric hospitals. Paige Browning reports Senator Mike Carrell announced he will propose legislation in the coming term.

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Longshore Union Negotiation
6:23 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Parties On Standby In Grain Terminal Labor Dispute

Talks between some northwest grain shippers and a handful of longshore unions have paused. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports the two sides are trying to work through contract talks that have the potential to bottle up grain exports to Asia.

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Out-Of-State Parolees
6:20 am
Thu November 29, 2012

More Than 500 Out-Of-State Offenders Living In Wash. Have Abscond Warrants

Thursday marks three years since four Lakewood police officers were murdered in a coffee shop. The gunman was an Arkansas parolee named Maurice Clemmons. Since then, records show an additional 3,400 out-of-state parolees have moved to Washington. And hundreds more have absconded. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Energy Conservation
6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Hints To Winterize Your Home

Most ways to weatherize a home are relatively inexpensive.
Credit Basher Eyre / Wikimedia Commons

Updating your home can have a dramatic effect on energy savings. One Central Washington couple reduced their energy use by about one-third.

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Wheat Exports
5:36 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Wheat Export Choke-Point Could Drive Down Prices For NW Farmers

A possible strike at Northwest grain terminals would have a profound effect on U.S. wheat exports. Longshoreman in Portland are in tense labor negotiations that could affect six grain terminals including Portland, Vancouver and Puget Sound.

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Wash. Marijuana Law
5:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Washington State Patrol Doesn't Expect Big Changes From New Pot Law

The new law allowing marijuana possession contains a new limit on marijuana components in a driver’s bloodstream.
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Officials with the Washington State Patrol say they don’t expect the initiative legalizing marijuana to alter their work very much. While the law contains a new limit on marijuana in a driver’s bloodstream, state troopers will continue to look at a driver’s behavior to see who is impaired.

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Anti-tax Pledge
4:32 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Murray Urges More Republicans To Break Anti-tax Pledge

Sen. Patty Murray
Credit CSPAN

U.S. Senator Patty Murray is encouraging Republican members of Congress to break campaign pledges to vote against any tax increases. The Washington Democrat made the comments on the floor of the U.S Senate Wednesday.

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Northern Spotted Owl
4:27 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

More State Forestland Protected For Spotted Owl In Oregon

A new map dictating protected habitat of the northern spotted owl covers nine million acres of federal forest.
Credit John and Karen Hollingsworth / Wikimeda Commons

The new map of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl affects far more state forestland in Oregon than in Washington or California.

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