Puget Sound Area Grocery Store Workers May Strike

Sep 26, 2013
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The Puget Sound region may see its first grocery store worker strike since 1989. Last night unions representing about 30,000 workers at QFC, Albertsons, Safeway, and Fred Meyer voted to authorize a strike.

Union and Oregon University System Reach Agreement

Sep 26, 2013
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The Oregon University System and its classified workers have reached a tentative agreement on a two year contract, averting a threatened strike on the first day of classes.

Chris Lehman

You've seen those safety posters marking so many days since a workplace injury. Oregon's state capitol building could have one that says "75 years without burning to the ground!" The original two went up in flames. Now, a series of events scheduled next week will mark the 75th anniversary of Oregon's third and longest standing state capitol. The celebration comes as lawmakers consider a $300 million overhaul.

Dams Help The NW Cope With Climate Change

Sep 26, 2013
Doug Wertman

A new study suggests Columbia River dams are helping the Northwest cope with climate change.

Russ Allison Loar

The rapid rise in crude oil shipping by rail means Northwest states need to bulk up their oil spill response capacity. That's according to members of a task force of Pacific states and British Columbia which met in Seattle Wednesday.

Portland Native Carrie Mae Weems Named MacArthur Fellow

Sep 25, 2013
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An artist born and raised in Portland has been named a MacArthur Foundation fellow for this year. Carrie Mae Weems studied photography in New York and California, but her roots are in Portland.

Thousands Curious About Cover Oregon

Sep 25, 2013

Thousands of Oregonians are beginning to check out the state's new health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon.

Inslee Says Healthcare Act Rollout Is On Track

Sep 25, 2013
Office Of The Governor

Despite Republican efforts to block the healthcare reform plan known as Obamacare, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says he’s confident the plan is moving forward.

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After missing two seasons from the Metropolitan Opera, Music Director James Levine makes a triumphant return.

Levine has a 40 year history at the Met, but multiple health problems led him to take leave two years ago. Though there was much speculation as to whether Levine would return to the stage. He did so Tuesday night using a podium designed specially for him.

Improv Everything

A New York City-based group called Improv Everywhere placed a world-class orchestra in the middle of the city and gave the public a chance to conduct them.

The concept was called "Conduct Us" and relied on those brave enough to accept the challenge. A Carnegie Hall orchestra was set up among pedestrians with an empty podium in front of them. The podium read "Conduct Us" in big gold letters.

Watch what happened: