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Oil Train Regulation
6:14 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires

he U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a comprehensive set of rules in response to fiery crashes involving trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota.
Credit Paul Sullivan / Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a comprehensive set of rules Wednesday in response to fiery crashes involving trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota.

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Oregon History
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History

Historians say this Corvallis home was once occupied by Hannah and Eliza Gorman, an African-American mother and daughter who came west on the Oregon Trail in 1844.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

All of us have an image of the Oregon Trail. There’s the covered wagon. The mom with her bonnet. Dad handling the mules. A couple of kids riding shotgun. In that image, they’re probably all white. But here’s a little known fact. Some of those settlers were actually African-Americans. And now historians are trying to raise that profile and celebrate the importance of the African-American story along the Oregon Trail.

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GMO Labeling
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

Supporters of a GMO labeling initiative rallying in front of the Oregon capitol earlier this month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will get the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered ingredients. An initiative to do that qualified for the November ballot Wednesday.

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Somali Insurgents
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kent Woman Charged With Aiding Somali Insurgents

A Somali immigrant was arrested by FBI agents in Kent, Wash. today. She's charged with handling money intended to help the insurgency group Al-Shabaab.

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Juvenile Crime
6:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

ACLU Takes On Case Of Idaho Teen In Solitary Confinement

Eldon Samuel III has spent nearly three months locked in a medical holding cell in an adult county jail.
Credit Chris Miller / Flickr

The ACLU of Idaho has joined the fight to move an accused teenage killer out of solitary confinement and back into juvenile detention. Eldon Samuel III has spent nearly three months locked in a medical holding cell in an adult county jail.

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Wildfires
5:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Governor Inslee: Feds Will Help Restore Power In Fire Zone

Map of current large fire locations in the Northwest.
Credit Northwest Interagency Coordination Center / Google

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says President Obama has pledged immediate federal aid to help fire-swept areas of north central Washington. That announcement came late Tuesday as Obama touched down in Seattle on a fundraising trip.

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Wildfires
5:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Firefighters Camped out in Winthrop

Some 2,100 firefighters are living in Winthrop, Wash. as they battle the Carlton Complex wildfire.
Credit nex12go / Flickr

There's a small city of firefighters camped out on the grounds of Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop. Some 2,100 firefighters are living there as they battle the wildfire known as the Carlton Complex.

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Wildfires
5:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Carlton Complex Wildfire Update

The Carlton Complex fires in Central Washington were 16 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon.
Credit Washington National Guard / Flickr

Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Washington state have made significant progress since yesterday.

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Marijuana Legalization
5:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to turn in signatures for verification in Salem last month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana. An initiative to do just that qualified for the ballot Tuesday.

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