Young Voter Registration Bill
4:26 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Young Voter Registration Bill Dies, but the Fight's Not Over

Washington Bus is the organization sponsoring the bill for young voter pre-registration.
Photo credit: Washingtonbus.org Courtesy of Washington Bus

As lawmakers face a pressing deadline for Washington’s legislative session, the budget remains their priority. Other issues have been pushed aside, like a bill supported by a group of politically charged young people.

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Songs We Love
4:21 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Songs We Love: Disney Songwriters The Sherman Brothers

Robert Sherman (left) and his brother Richard in a documentary of their life and songs, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 11:35 am

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Wenatchee Default Rescue Plan
3:45 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Wenatchee-Area Default Results In New Reform Law

A view of the Toyota Town Center in Wentachee, Wash.
Photo credit: Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A follow-up now to a story we first brought you in December. It was about the default of an under-performing hockey and concert arena in Wenatchee . Governor Chris Gregoire recently signed into law a rescue plan for that project. The new law also aims to prevent future municipal defaults.

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Oregon Legislative session
3:37 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Kitzhaber Praises Legislature

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signs two measures into law, as lawmakers from both parties look on.
Photo credit: Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is heaping praise on the legislature for its just concluded 2012 session. The Democratic governor saw lawmakers pass all four of his major policy initiatives, including three on the final day of the session Monday. Kitzhaber was surrounded by lawmakers from both parties in his office Tuesday as he signed two of those measures into law.

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Shots - Health Blog
3:10 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Deaths From Dangerous Gut Bacteria Hit Historic Highs

The C. difficile bacteria causes infections that kill about 14,000 Americans each year, the CDC reports.
CDC Public Health Image Library

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:19 pm

Federal health officials Tuesday called on hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and doctors' offices to work harder to fight the spread of a dangerous bacterial infection that can cause life-threatening diarrhea and other complications.

While other health-care related infections have been decreasing in recent years, cases of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, continue rising, according to Clifford McDonald of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Election 2012
3:07 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Romney Looks For Knockout In Super Tuesday States

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters at his Super Tuesday rally in Boston.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:58 am

Super Tuesday was an almost perfect reflection of the Republican presidential primary process so far this year.

Mitt Romney won the most states and built up a solid lead in delegates. Yet he was forced to vastly outspend his nearest rival to win the most important contest — Ohio, where he narrowly defeated Rick Santorum.

Romney won five other states, but Santorum captured three, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won one.

It's been this way for Romney all year. With a potentially game-changing contest on the line, Romney has always found a way to win.

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Economy
3:01 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create?

Apple's store in New York City's Grand Central station employs about 315 people.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:19 pm

Apple has about 47,000 workers in the U.S. That's not a huge amount for such a profitable and influential company. Now the tech giant is saying it has actually created about 10 times that many jobs indirectly.

Some economists are skeptical of the claim. And the move comes as Apple is facing increased criticism and scrutiny over labor practices at factories it outsources to in China.

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Krulwich Wonders...
3:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

They Did It To Pluto, But Not To Pink! Please Not Pink!

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Originally published on Fri March 2, 2012 6:15 am

Pluto isn't a planet anymore. It's been demoted. Now it's pink's turn. I'm talking about the color pink. It turns out (and this is not a new development, it's just something I didn't know), there is no pink in a rainbow. It isn't there.

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ProPublica Investigation
2:30 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Fed Shrugged Off Warnings, Let Banks Pay Shareholders Billions

The Federal Reserve Building, Washington D.C.
Photo by Dan Smith Wikimedia Commons

In early November 2010, as the Federal Reserve began to weigh whether the nation's biggest financial firms were healthy enough to return money to their shareholders, a top regulator bluntly warned: Don't let them.

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The Two-Way
2:10 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Join Us For Live Blogging Of Super Tuesday Contests

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 2:56 pm

As the news comes in tonight about the Republican presidential campaign's 10 Super Tuesday contests, we'll be helping out the Elections Desk by live blogging.

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