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Arctic Oil Drilling
5:52 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Delays In Bellingham Curtail Arctic Oil Drilling

Shell's Arctic Challenger, under construction on the Bellingham waterfront.
Photo by John Ryan KUOW

Shell Oil is scaling back its plans for drilling in the Arctic Ocean this year. Icy conditions in the far North and construction problems in Bellingham have delayed the company's efforts. KUOW's John Ryan reports from Seattle.

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Northwest Ballot Measures
5:48 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Northwest Ballot Measures Shaping Up

Oregon's ballot will have nine statewide measures for voters to decide on.
Mitchell Laurren-Ring Flickr

Northwest voters now have a better sense of which ballot measures they'll need to decide this fall. The Oregon Secretary of State's office announced Friday which initiatives qualified for the ballot. Voters in Washington and Idaho also have several statewide questions to consider.

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Strong Northwest Farming Industry
5:43 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Northwest Ag Industry Cashing In On Strong Grain Prices, Yields

Todd Ray is the owner of 10 New Holland dealerships in Washington and Oregon. His overall tractor and equipment sales are up 20 percent from two years ago at about this time.
Anna King Northwest Public Radio

Drought that’s sizzling the rest of the nation has largely left the Northwest states alone. Furthermore, the Midwest’s farmers’ misfortune is actually benefiting farmers here. That’s because grain prices are going up because of the Heartland’s decimated yields. Meanwhile, many Northwest farmers crops are above average.

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Idaho Olympian Cyclist
5:19 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Three-Time Idaho Olympian Won't Be At Opening Ceremonies

Idaho cyclist Kristin Armstrong is in London getting ready for Sunday’s 86-mile road race through the English countryside. This is Armstrong’s third Olympics, and she says she won’t take part in today’s opening ceremonies.

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Northwest Indian Canoe Journey
4:54 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Flotilla Landing Ends 2012 Tribal Canoe Journey On Sunday

An audience of thousands is expected at the port of Olympia this Sunday to witness the conclusion of the annual Northwest Indian canoe journey.

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U.S. Economic Growth
4:38 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

U.S. Economy Slows In Second Quarter

Percent change in U.S. Gross Domestic Product from 2010 to 2012.
Bureau of Economic Analysis

New figures out Friday show the U.S. economy is growing at a slower pace than previously thought. That's due in part to weak consumer spending and a rise in imports.

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Rock Doc
4:26 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

What A Drag

Dr. Kirsten Peters
Photo courtesy Washington State University

I swim laps at noon several times a week. I enjoy the water, and the gentle exercise is good for my aging joints.

Like other old ladies in the pool, I’m no speed demon. Even a bucketful of performance enhancing drugs would not make me slice through the water quickly. But like all the lap swimmers I know, slow or fast, I take an interest in Michael Phelps and the other American swimmers soon to compete in London in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Rainwater Collection
5:55 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Southern Oregon Man Sentenced to Jail Time For Illegal Rainwater Reservoirs

Collecting rainwater can get you in legal trouble in Oregon. A court has sentenced a southern Oregon man to 30 days in jail, and a fine, for maintaining 3 illegal reservoirs on his property. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports.

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Coal Export Support
6:29 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Pro-Coal Alliance Launches Ad Campaign

A campaign is kicking off in the Northwest to build support for coal exports. The Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports includes major mining companies, railways and labor groups, all signing on to support coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington. The group is launching newspaper, radio, and television ads.

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Female Olympic Boxer
5:26 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Star Pupil At Seattle Boxing Gym Aims For Gold

Queen Underwood leaves the ring after winning her final round at the trials in Spokane, earning a spot on the USA's first women's Olympic boxing team.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A Northwest boxing gym will be rooting for its hometown favorite at an Olympic event never-before open to women. Boxing was the last all-male hold out in the Olympics, until this year. Seattle’s Queen Underwood hopes to bring home the gold.

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