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Hanford Cleanup
4:58 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Report: Hanford Unprepared For Early Start On Cleanup

Hanford Waste Treatment Plan's Pretreatment Facility as seen from the center of the construction site.
U.S. Department of Energy

A new report says plans to get an early start at cleaning up some radioactive waste at Hanford may not work the way managers envisioned. The document is the latest criticism of a project to treat waste at the southeast Washington nuclear site.

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Oregon Casino Ballot Measures
4:53 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Former Governors Announce Opposition To Casino Ballot Measures

Oregon's three former governors announced their opposition Monday to the state's casino ballot measures. Measure 82 amends the constitution to allow non-tribal casinos, and requires those casinos to give a percentage of their revenue to the state lottery. Measure 83 authorizes such a casino in Multnomah County, at Wood Village.

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Wash. State Liquor Sales
4:46 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Reports Of Dramatic Drop In Sales At Former Wash. State Liquor Stores

Business is down dramatically at some former state-owned liquor stores in Washington.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Statewide liquor sales in Washington are up since privatization took effect in June. But business is down dramatically at some former state-owned liquor stores.

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Whooping Cough
4:39 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Whooping Cough Epidemic Grows

Washington state’s whooping cough epidemic continues to grow. State health officials say the latest number of reported cases has topped 4,300.

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1962 World's Fair
6:25 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Assessing Technology Introduced At 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

This was the cordless phone that was unveiled at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Photo courtesy Seattle Museum of Communications.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The event gave visitors a peek at how they might communicate and use something called a computer in the 21st Century. Ahead a look at some of the technological innovations unveiled at Seattle's Space Age Worl'ds Fair. KUOW's Harriet Baskas and Jack Straw Productions reports.

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Asian Flights
6:16 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Delta Airlines Wants to Expand Service to Asia

Delta Airlines wants to expand service to Asia. By next summer it plans to offer non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai, China. The airline will also offer nonstop flights between Seattle and Tokyo. The additional international service will be expanded through its partnership with Alaska Airlines.

Delta CEO Richard Anderson announced the proposed routes Monday morning at SeaTac Airport. He says delta will fly Boeing 747-400 jets to Japan’s Narita Airport…

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2012 Fire Season
6:22 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

2012 Wildfires In The Northwest Have Burned Record Number Of Acres

The Forest Service and BLM say 2012 has been the worst fire season in the last 100 years. Oregon and Washington have reported fewer fires than average, but a record number of acres burned.

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Media Savvy Kids
6:12 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Program Aims To Make Kids More Critical Of Junk Food Ads

Researchers aim to make kids less susceptible to junk food advertising.

Researchers in Washington are trying a new approach to the growing problem of childhood obesity. They plan to teach kids to be more media savvy, and less susceptible to all those junk food ads.

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Statewide Burn Ban
4:42 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Burn Ban Extended In Washington

A statewide burn ban has been extended through mid-October due to the long stretch of unusually dry weather. Washington had no measurable rain in August, and September was the third driest on record.

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Snowfall Forecast
3:59 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Northwest Skiers Bank On Early Forecasts Being Wrong

A light dusting of snow fell on Oct. 2 at Schweitzer outside of Sandpoint, Idaho.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Weather forecasters say the current dry spell in the Northwest may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas aren’t buying it. They’re banking on enough snowfall for winter sports.

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