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6:17 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Front Page: National Debate, Northwest Issues

Spokesman-Review editor Gary Graham.
Photo courtesy Spokesman-Review

This is Front Page, our new segment featuring conversations with journalists taking a closer look at the people, issues and events shaping lives across the Pacific Northwest. Today we’re visiting with the Spokesman Review. Here’s our news director John Paxson.

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Tribal Land Wildfires
5:26 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Northwest Fire Season Stretches Tribal Resources Thin

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Forestry Crew battled the massive Waterfalls 2 wildfire in Oregon this year.
Inciweb

Fire crews are pushing back against a new blaze near Omak, Wash. The 5,000-acre wildfire on the Colville Indian Reservation has already destroyed two homes and forced other residents to evacuate. The Northwest’s busy fire season has taken a toll on tribal lands this year.

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Advertising For Facebook
5:07 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Oregon Ad Firm Lands Facebook Account

Portland's Wieden + Kennedy has created Facebook's first-ever ad campaign.
Facebook

An Oregon-based advertising company really likes Facebook. The social media giant unveiled Thursday a first-ever advertising campaign that was created by Portland firm Wieden + Kennedy. The company will also serve as Facebook's chief advertising agency.

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College Football
5:00 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Have A Game Plan For Game Day

Big games in Corvallis and Eugene this weekend mean potential traffic headaches for travelers in Oregon.
highdesertbruin (Top) and Ray Terrell Flickr

Saturday the Oregon State Beavers take on the Washington State Cougars at home in Corvallis. Then a couple hours later, the Oregon Ducks play the University of Washington Huskies in Eugene. The two games will bring a lot of traffic. Officials are urging fans to have a game plan.

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Oregon Campaign Contributions
4:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Unlimited Campaign Contributions

Oregon political campaigns will continue to have access to unlimited campaign contributions. That's the upshot of a ruling Thursday from the Oregon Supreme Court.

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Toxic Cleanup Tax
4:07 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Wash. State Supreme Court Says Toxic Cleanup Tax Is Constitutional

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on the toxic cleanup tax Thursday.
Washington Courts website

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's toxic cleanup tax. A ruling issued Thursday turns aside a challenge from gas station owners.

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Latino Voters
6:29 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Number Of Eligible Young Latino Voters Rising, But Will They Be Counted?

Altagracia Herrera, 25, shares information about a young professionals group with other young people at the recent Rock the Vote event in Richland. Herrera says she wishes more Latinos would vote and become political leaders for their community
Photo by Anna King Northwest News Network

This week we are looking at why Latinos have so little clout in Northwest politics, even though they’re the region’s largest minority group. One reason: Latinos are a younger demographic. And younger people -- no matter what their ethnicity -- are much less likely to vote than older people. But one issue that’s energized many young Latinos is the DREAM Act. It would create a path to citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants. Anna King has our story.

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Controversial Bus Ad
6:23 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Federal Court Considers Controversial NW Bus Ad

A controversial ad seen on King County buses.
Photo by Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The question of how free speech applies to the side of buses is before a panel of federal judges. Members of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in a special meeting in Spokane. The case stems from a controversial ad on Seattle buses but has implications for transit systems around the Northwest. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports.

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Northwest Wheat Farming
6:20 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Northwest Farmers Plant Wheat In Dust, Hope For Rain

Most of us may be enjoying the fall sunshine, but Northwest wheat farmers are instead wishing for a little rain. Correspondent Anna King caught up with one Northwest wheat grower in the vast Horse Heaven Hills near Prosser, Washington.

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Northwest Energy Efficiency
4:05 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Oregon, Washington In Top 10 Energy Efficient States

Northwest states lead the nation in energy efficiency, according to a new report out today.

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