controversy

Senate Controversy
6:32 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Embattled Washington State Senator Defends Behavior

Senator Pam Roach conducts a
Credit Photo by Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

A Washington state senator with a long record of reprimands for her treatment of staff is taking the offensive. Republican Pam Roach Thursday fired back at her accusers – they include some fellow Republicans. The move comes just as fresh allegations of staff mistreatment emerge. And a narrow majority coalition takes power in the Washington senate. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Marijuana Legalization Measures
6:20 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Washington Approves And Oregon Rejects Marijuana Legalization Measures

Supporters of Oregon's Measure 80 gathered on election night at the World Famous Cannabis Café in Portland.
Credit Photo Credit: Chris Lehman

Northwest voters are of two minds when it comes to legalizing marijuana. Oregon voters rejected an attempt to allow people to smoke and grow pot. But Washington voters approved a more limited legalization initiative.

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Controversial Contribution
6:31 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Wash. Democrats Won't Return JZ Knight Contribution Despite Video, Pressure

The gate to Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, Yelm, Washington.
Credit Photo by Richard David Ramsey / Wikipedia

The Washington State Democratic Party says it will not return $60-thousand [dollars] in contributions from a controversial spiritual leader from Yelm, Washington. This, despite the release of a video that shows JZ Knight delivering a profanity-laced attack on the Catholic Church and others. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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Natural Gas Exports
6:06 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Hearing On Natural Gas Exports Turns Raucous

The prospect of coal exports has stirred controversy in the Northwest this year. But near Astoria last night, it was natural gas exports that drew a capacity crowd. Correspondent Tom Banse reports what happened when federal regulators invited comment on a proposed natural gas export terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Controversial Billboard
5:54 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Caldwell Billboard Compares President To Colorado Shooter

A billboard in Caldwell, Idaho is getting attention all over the country. It shows a photo of Colorado shooter James Holmes with the words “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” Next to Holme's picture, is one of President Barack Obama. With his photo - the words “Kills thousands with his foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.” Adam Cotterell reports.

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