Northwest News

Washington Governor's Race
6:30 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Wash. Governor Candidate Inslee Announces Jobs Plan

Washington gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has laid out his jobs plan for Washington state. It’s the first of several policy proposals Inslee plans to announce in the coming weeks.

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Northwest Regional News
5:11 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

U.S. House Agrees to Provide Quileute Tribe Safer Home

La Push, Washington is home to the Quileute Tribe
Photo Credit: Quileute Tribe Photo Source: Northwest News Network

A small Washington tribe has cleared a big hurdle towards moving its coastal village out of a tsunami zone. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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Open Primary
4:46 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Oregon Sec. of State Reacts to Open Republican Primary

Wikimedia user: Jonathan McIntosh

The Republican primary for 'Secretary of State,' 'Attorney General' and 'Treasurer' will be open -- for the 2012 election. Party chairman Allen Alley says the Oregon GOP is telling voters: they're wanted. even if they’re not registered Republicans.

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Gay Marriage
4:37 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Clears House Committee

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - One more vote by the full Washington House is all that remains before same-sex marriage goes to the governor's desk in Olympia. On a narrow vote Monday, a House committee moved the gay marriage bill forward. A floor vote could come as early as Wednesday night.

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Developing: Murder-Suicide
4:05 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Josh Powell Murder-Suicide

A house fire in Graham, Washington is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Photo Source: Northwest News Network

The Pierce County Sheriff’s department is investigating a murder-suicide connected to a high-profile missing person’s case.

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Washington Arson Deaths
8:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Police Say Father Killed Two Sons And Himself In Fire

A house fire in Graham, Washington is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Photo Source: Northwest News Network

GRAHAM, Wash. – Police are investigating what they say is an intentional murder-suicide connected to a high-profile missing person’s case. It happened near Graham, Washington Sunday. The suspect, Josh Powell, and his two young sons were found dead in their home after a blaze.

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Micron CEO Death
7:36 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Micron CEO Dies In Plane Crash

Micron CEO Steve Appleton
Photo Source: Micron

BOISE – Micron CEO Steve Appleton died in a plane crash at the Boise airport Friday morning. The 51-year old was at the helm of the Boise, Idaho based memory chip company for nearly 20 years. Scott Ki has the latest on the crash investigation.

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Oregon Senator Lawsuit
6:55 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Lawsuit Alleging Shady Dealings Against Oregon Lawmaker Withdrawn

Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist.
Photo Source: Oregon State Legislature

SALEM, Ore. – Business partners suing Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist asked a judge Friday to dismiss their own lawsuit. They originally accused the Republican lawmaker of fraud. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Mentally Ill Youth
6:50 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Wash. Lawmaker Pushes ‘Evidence-Based’ Treatments For Mentally Ill Youth

Washington State Representative Mary Lou Dickerson
Photo Source: Washington State Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. – “Talk therapy” may work in some cases. But a Washington state lawmaker says it’s time to invest in evidence-based programs to treat mentally ill youth. This past fall we brought you a series of stories on failures in how the Northwest treats young people with serious mental health issues. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this update from Olympia.

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Bipartisan pair urging end to taxbreaks
5:16 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Bipartisan Duo Hopes To Spark Conversation To End Tax Breaks

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bipartisan duo of Washington lawmakers wants to end most tax breaks for businesses, nonprofits, farms, and others. The two representatives held a press conference Friday in Olympia asking their colleagues to rethink these tax exemptions.

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