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Bales War Crime Case
6:34 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Sgt. Bales' State Of Mind Is Key To His Defense In War Crime Case

Robert Bales wife Karilyn, middle, listens as her sister reads a family statement to reporters at the conclusion of the pretrial hearing.
Credit Photo Credit: Austin Jenkins

In eight days of hearings, Army prosecutors outlined in grisly detail the case against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He’s the Washington soldier charged with killing and wounding 23 Afghan civilians in a rampage this past March. Bales’ pretrial hearing concluded Tuesday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Now the Army will decide whether the evidence supports a full court martial and, if so, whether the death penalty is appropriate in this case.

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Arts
4:51 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Remembering Isaiah Sheffer, Host of Selected Shorts

Isaiah Sheffer, founder of Symphony Space and host of Selected Shorts

Isaiah Sheffer, the warm resonating voice from Selected Shorts, passed away in Manhattan on November 9. The New York Times reported Mr. Sheffer's death resulted from complications of a stroke.

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Amazon Shipping Wine
4:41 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Northwest Wineries Latch Onto Online Amazon Sales

Northwest winemakers may be able to expand their customer base now that Amazon is shipping wine to more than a dozen states.
Credit nerissa's ring

This holiday season, Northwest winemakers are hoping to expand their customer base with a new sales venue. Seattle’s online shopping giant Amazon.com is now shipping wine.

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Robert Bales Pretrial Hearing
4:37 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Pretrial Hearing For Staff Sgt. Bales Concludes

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' wife Karilyn, middle, listens as her sister reads a family statement to reporters at the conclusion of the pretrial hearing.
Credit Austin Jenkins

A pretrial hearing for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has concluded at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Bales is the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians earlier this year – most of them young children. The defense is focused on Bales’ state of mind.

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WSU Athletics Probe
6:11 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Sports Ethics Expert Praises Ex-WSU Footballer For Speaking Out

A view of Washington State University's Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.
Credit Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

A Pac-12 spokesman Monday said the athletic conference does not have a timeline for completing a review of the WSU football program. Over the weekend, university president Elson Floyd asked for outside help to investigate claims by a player of abusive behavior by the coaching staff. Meanwhile, a sports ethics expert is praising the player for speaking out. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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Oregon Gold Medalist
6:08 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Oregon's Gold Medalist Eaton Wins Another Honor

Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and world record holder Ashton Eaton.
Credit Photo by Tom Banse / Northwest Public Radio

Eugene-based track star Ashton Eaton already has a world record to his name and a gold medal in decathlon from this year's London Olympics. Monday, the central Oregon native got to add another honor to his crowded shelf. The sport federation USA Track & Field named Eaton as its male athlete of the year.

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Idaho Teachers Bonuses
5:56 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Idaho AG: Teachers Can Get Bonuses Earned Under Rejected Law

Idaho teachers who earned bonuses last year will still receive their checks, even though voters overturned performance pay in Idaho. The state attorney general's office made the call in a legal opinion released Monday. Jessica Robinson explains why it got so complicated.

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Bales Hearing
5:53 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Closing Arguments Tuesday in Bales Preliminary Hearing

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the preliminary hearing for a US Army soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians and wounding six others. The hearing is to determine whether the case advances to Court Martial. KUOW's Patricia Murphy Reports

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Symphony Strike
6:55 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Concerts Canceled As Spokane Symphony Strikes

Musicians of the Spokane Symphony strike over salary cuts.
Credit Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

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Classical musicians in Spokane stood outside their theater this weekend, lifting picket signs instead of instruments. Musicians with the Spokane Symphony are entering week two of a strike over pay cuts. Five concerts have been canceled so far.

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New Washington River
6:40 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Undammed White Salmon River Opens To Paddlers

Photo of the Condit Dam before it was blown up.
Credit Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A new stretch of whitewater opened this month on the White Salmon River in Southwest Washington. It’s a river that used to be blocked by the Condit Dam.

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