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4:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Campaigns Know If You’ve Voted -- And That’s Not All

Volunteers all over the country are working the phones to remind likely voters to support their candidates.
Steve Rhodes Flickr

In this era of mail-in balloting, political campaigns have become a bit like Santa Claus: he may know if you’ve been bad or good, but they know whether you’ve voted yet or not - and who you’re likely to support.

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Idaho Football Coach Fired
6:51 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Robb Akey Fired As Head Football Coach At Idaho

Photo of Robb Akey.
Photo Credit: Vandal Athletics

Robb Akey was fired as head football coach at the University of Idaho Sunday.

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Presidential Candidates Ignore Environment
6:43 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Presidential Candidates Not Focused On The Environment

The environment hasn’t been a big issue during this presidential campaign. It mainly comes up in the context of energy independence.

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Idaho Gold Miner
6:34 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Idaho Miner Says He's Not Intersted In Salmon River

This section of the Salmon River was where Mike Conklin of Grangeville had intended to dredge for gold.
Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz

A gold miner who got the go-ahead to dredge a half mile section of the Salmon River in Idaho may be calling it quits.

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Women Artist Feature
6:22 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Seattle Art Museum Show Highlights Women Artists

Photo of Seattle Art Museum.
Photo Credit: Rootology/Wikimedia Commons

In this run up to the election, we’re hearing a lot about women. Women at work. Women in business. Women balancing family and career. Whole binders full of women. Well today we’re going to hear about two working women from the Northwest who were dealing with these issues more than a century ago.

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Sea Lion Lawsuit
5:45 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Lawsuit Seeking To End Sea Lion Killing Moves Ahead

California sea lions consuming salmon just below the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam.
U.S. Corps of Engineers

Supporters of an effort to stop the government from killing sea lions at Bonneville Dam made their case to a federal judge in Portland Friday. The animals are targeted because they feed on endangered salmon.

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Local Bridge Toll
5:17 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

One Washington City Considers Local Bridge Toll

Some drivers will go miles out of their way to avoid the toll on the 520 floating bridge.
WSDOT Flickr

There’s a lot of talk these days about tolls to pay for new state highway projects and bridges. Most drivers reluctantly pay up. But some will go miles out of their way to avoid a toll. That can clog local roads. Now one small Washington city is considering a toll of its own.

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Wash. Governor Candidates
5:03 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

One-On-One With Washington's Candidates For Governor

Democrat Jay Inslee
Christina Salerno TVW

Ballots are arriving in the mail. And a new poll shows the race for Washington governor is a virtual dead heat. Whoever is elected will inherit a budget shortfall along with a court order to spend more on education.

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Apple Picker Shortage
4:52 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Labor Shortage Hits Some Apple Growers Hard

Washington apple growers have been having a hard time finding workers to pick their fruit.
threefatcats Flickr

The apple harvest season is starting to wrap up across the Northwest. Despite record yields, many farmers had trouble getting their time-sensitive crop off the trees because of a short labor supply.

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First Snow Forecast
4:40 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

First Snow Of The Season Forecast For Mountain Passes

Winter is coming: the National Weather Service is predicting the first snowfall of the season this weekend in the mountain passes around the Northwest.
WSDOT Flickr

The National Weather Service is predicting the first snowfall of the season this weekend in the mountain passes around the Northwest. Cold air arriving behind a frontal system could drop the snow level to around 3,000 feet in Washington and generally between 3,000 and 4,000 feet in the Oregon Cascades through early next week.

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