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Campaign Donations
6:19 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Group Campaigning for Propositions 1, 2 and 3 Must Reveal Donors

A judge has ordered a group campaigning for Idaho’s Propositions 1, 2 and 3 to reveal its donors. But that doesn’t mean the list of names will be public any time soon.

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JZ Knight Democratic Donations
6:16 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Washington Democrats Reverse Course And Will Shed JZ Knight Contributions

In Videos Released By Conservative Groups, Spiritual Leader JZ Knight Channeling Ramtha Castigates Catholics, Gays and Mexicans.
Credit Photo Credit: Freedom Foundation

Washington Democrats will donate contributions from controversial spiritual leader JZ Knight to the Anti-Defamation League and the campaign to uphold gay marriage.

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JZ Knight Contributions
6:20 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

After Backlash Over Comments, Wash. Democrats Will Donate JZ Knight Contributions

JZ Knight runs the Ramtha School of Enlightenment near Olympia.
Credit Richard David Ramsey / Wikimedia Commons

The Washington Democratic Party says it will donate contributions from controversial spiritual leader JZ Knight to the Anti-Defamation League and the campaign to uphold gay marriage. The announcement late Friday follows the release of several video clips that show Knight making offensive and at times bizarre comments about gay people, Catholics and others.

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Oregon Renewable Energy Requirements
5:53 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Proposal For 2014 Would Change Oregon's Energy Standards

A measure filed in Oregon would allow more power from hydroelectric dams to be part of the state’s renewable energy requirements.
Credit U.S. Army Corps

Even as voters decide this year’s ballot measures, initiative activists are already preparing for 2014. One new measure filed in Oregon would allow more power from hydroelectric dams to be part of the state’s renewable energy requirements.

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Undecided Washington Voters
5:31 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Still Undecided Voters Could Decide Wash. Governor's Race

Around 8 percent of Washington voters are still undecided on who they will pick for governor.
Credit TVW

As they make up their minds over the next week-and-a-half, undecided voters could decide the outcome of Washington’s race for governor. Recent polls show 7 to 8 percent of the Washington electorate is still on the fence – at least when it comes to who should be the next governor.

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Marijuana Measures
5:08 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Pot Measures Would Widen Legal Chasm Between Northwest States

Voters in both Oregon and Washington are considering measures this November that would legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Credit DEA

Voters in both Oregon and Washington are considering measures this November that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. If they pass, the laws would further widen the legal gap with neighboring Idaho, where police worry about spillover.

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Access To Driver's Licenses
5:00 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Walking Protest Calls For Driver's License Access

About a dozen people started today on a protest walk from Portland to Salem. They're asking the state government to issue standard driver's licenses to undocumented Oregonians.

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Northwest Voters
4:13 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Northwest Voters Taking Their Time To Cast Votes

Oregon voters look to be taking their time in returning their ballots.
Credit Kevin Mooney

Northwest voters are in study mode. A week and a half before Election Day just 14 percent of Oregon voters had returned their ballot. There don’t appear to be many undecided voters in the presidential race. Chris Lehman spoke to voters in Salem about what it took to decide races further down the ballot.

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Invasive Flower
6:43 am
Fri October 26, 2012

How A Nickel Mining Venture Brought An Invasive Flower to Oregon

Yellow Tuft Alyssum, an invasive species growing in Oregon.
Credit Photo by Wikipedia user Ghislain118 / Wikimedia Commons

A new invasive species has taken root in Oregon. Yellow Tuft alyssum threatens dozens of rare native wildflowers. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports on the strange events that brought a European flower to a remote valley in Southern Oregon.

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Hanford Tank Leak
6:32 am
Fri October 26, 2012

New Hanford Tank Leak Raises Questions About Waste Storage

View inside the space between the leaking tanks's two walls at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington.
Credit Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy

A double-hulled underground tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the desert of southeast Washington is leaking radioactive waste. Next week federal officials are mustering a several-hundred page report on the problem. Experts worry about what the leak means for long-term storage of radioactive tank waste at Hanford. From Richland, Correspondent Anna King explains.

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