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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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Yakima Diary Farm's
5:57 am
Fri September 28, 2012

A Report Links Yakima Valley Nitrates to Dairies

Photo of dairy cows.
Photo Credit: Andre Engels

GRANGER, Wash. – A federal agency has concluded that dairies in the Yakima Valley are likely contaminating residential wells. Scientists and other officials presented the information this week to local residents.

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Wolf Hunt Ended
5:38 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Alpha Male Wolf In Wedge Pack Killed, Ending State Hunt

The hunt for the Wedge Pack is over. The alpha male of the pack was killed Thursday.
ForestWander Wikimedia Commons

Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.

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Fires Affect Hunting Season
5:19 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Northwest Fire Season Overlapping With Hunting Season

Wildfires have closed some prime hunting grounds in the Northwest.
Dennis Stern USFS Gila National Forest

Evacuation notices around the Northwest have subsided as fire crews beat back the threat of wildfire to homes and subdivisions.

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Oil Spill Readiness
4:29 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Columbia River Spill Comes During Series Of Oil Spill Readiness Hearings

Just as Washington environmental regulators finish up a series of meetings on oil spill readiness, a half-mile sheen appeared on the Columbia River near Longview. Contractors quickly contained the diesel spill this week. It's one of about 1,800 spills in Oregon and Washington each year.

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Wave Energy
4:24 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Poll Shows Strong Support For Wave Energy On Oregon Coast

Residents along the Oregon Coast are big supporters of wave energy, according to survey results released today. Developers have identified Oregon as one of the best places in the United States to install wave energy buoys.

The survey asked coastal 400 residents, from Tillamook to Brookings, what they thought of building new infrastructure in the ocean to capture energy from waves. 78 percent said they supported more development. Support dropped to 61 percent when people were asked about development in their communities.

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Washington Farm Workers Case
4:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Court Upholds Damage Award In Farm Guest Workers Case

The Temple of Justice on the Washington state capitol campus.
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The Washington Supreme Court Thursday weighed in on long-running case that has implications for labor shortages at Northwest farms and orchards. The high court unanimously upheld a costly damage award against a farm labor contractor that brought in guest workers from Thailand.

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