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Evergreen State Professor
7:14 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Elusive Evergreen State Professor Found In Chile

Washington state is heading south in its quest to recover the largest ethics fine in state history.

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Washington Cattle Farms
7:03 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Drought And Wildfires Force Ranchers To Look For Efficiencies

UI Professor Rod Hill and part of the university's purebred herd.
Photo Credit: Tom Banse

Ranches and feedlots are looking to cut their feed costs in the short term and even have an eye on making the cattle themselves more efficient.

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Idaho Natural Gas
6:51 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Idaho Begins Seismic Testing For Natural Gas

Photo of seismic testing in Idaho.
Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz

The Natural Gas Industry is shaking the earth in Idaho. It’s looking for the best places to start drilling.

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Apple Picker Shortage
6:44 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Washingon's Massive Apple Crop Slow To Come Off Trees

Photo of apple picker.
Photo Credit: Anna King

Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The bulk of the region’s fruit will be picked in the next few weeks. As Correspondent Anna King reports, the labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.

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Ore. Wind Farm Construction Blocked
5:12 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Obama Blocks Wind Farm Construction By China Company

President Obama has blocked a Chinese company from further construction on four Oregon wind projects.
Tedder Wikimedia Commons

President Obama has blocked a Chinese company from building wind farms in northeastern Oregon. the president cited national security concerns at a nearby Navy facility.

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Hanford Timesheet Fraud
4:36 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Justice Department Intervenes In Hanford Timesheet Fraud Case

A time card fraud case at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has caught the attention of the U.S. Justice Department.
Hanford.gov

The U.S. Justice Department will intervene in a timesheet fraud case at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The case began in 2009 as a whistleblower complaint against Hanford contractor CH2M Hill. Since then, eight former workers have pleaded guilty to falsifying their time cards.

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Abuse Claim Against Senator Dropped
4:17 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Wash. Senate Lawyer Settles Verbal Abuse Claim Against Sen. Pam Roach

State Senator Pam Roach
WSDOT Flickr

A staff attorney for Washington state Senate Republicans has agreed to drop his $1.75 million hostile workplace claim, and will receive no damages. The agreement announced Friday follows allegations that Senate leaders failed to protect the lawyer from verbal abuse by Sen. Pam Roach.

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Dan Rather Interview
7:50 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Guts, Backbone, And Competition Needed To Save American Journalism, An Interview With Dan Rather

Photo Credit: WSU Murrow Symposium Web Page

CBS correspondent Dan Rather was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award Thursday. Morning Edition Sueann Ramella had the chance to sit with him.

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Coal Export
6:17 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Northwest Tribes Say "No Short Cuts" For Coal Export Projects

Photo of coal truck.
Photo Credit: Nathan Bevier/Wiki Commons

At a convention today Thursday, tribes from around the Northwest released a joint statement calling for a full environmental analysis of five proposed coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington.

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Dan Rather
6:04 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Dan Rather Honored With Murrow Award At Washington State Univeristy

Dan Rather speaking at Murrow Symposium.
Photo Credit: Glenn Mosley

Veteran journalist Dan Rather said he was honored to receive the Edward R. Murrow Award from Washington State University’s Murrow College on Thursday.

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