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Pork Sortage Unture
7:09 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Experts Say Rumors Of Pork Shortage Are Hogwash

Photo of John Berryhill's Restaurant.
Photo Credit: Scott Graf

A group of British pork producers recently sent fear into the hearts of bacon lovers worldwide by predicting an impending pork shortage. They say drought will make it too expensive to produce pork, so farmers will sell off herds. But here in the United States, agricultural economists say the notion of a bacon shortage is hogwash.

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Oregon Casinos
6:59 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Three Former Oregon Governors Want To Stop Casinos

A photo of Multnomah County, Oregon.
Photo Credit: Gary Halvorson/Wiki Commons

Three of Oregon's former governors announced their opposition Monday to two Oregon casino ballot measures.

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Voter Registration Data
5:48 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Voter Registration Increase Lags Last Presidential Election

Registering to vote is easier than ever. But Northwest residents don’t appear as eager to vote as they were during the last presidential election. As the deadline to register draws near, state figures show a smaller uptick in voter registration than in 2008.

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Proposed Coal Terminal
5:29 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Governmental Agencies To Jointly Review Longview Coal Terminal

Governmental agencies announced Tuesday plans to conduct a joint environmental review of a proposed coal export facility near Longview, Wash.

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Cross-Border Pollution Case
5:15 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Judge To Consider Cross-Border Columbia River Pollution Case

A lead and zinc smelter in Trail, British Columbia, dumped millions of tons of refining waste into the Columbia River between 1896 and 1995.
kootenayvolcano Flickr

Wednesday, a federal judge in Yakima will consider a long-running case about cross border pollution in the Columbia River. The Colville Tribes and the state of Washington are trying to force cleanup of heavy metals dumped in the river for nearly a hundred years by a Canadian smelter.

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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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