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Washington State Transportation Secretary Loses Confirmation Vote

NWNews | Feb. 05, 2016

The Republican-led Washington state Senate voted not to confirm Peterson three years after she was appointed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Ethical Questions Surround Ammon Bundy’s Legal Team, Strategy

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 2:16 p.m.

Two Oregon attorneys came to the refuge at least once and inventoried which federal laws were being broken, while militant leaders ordered new recruits to engage in illegal activity.

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Lawmakers Consider Closing Background Check 'Loophole'

Northwest News Network | Feb. 4, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that would close what some activists call a "loophole" in the state's criminal background check law.

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Northwest Volunteers Want To Help Restore Malheur Refuge

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

People from around the Northwest are saying they want to help clean up and restore the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the occupation ends.

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Militant Duane Ehmer Released From Jail

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 2:35 p.m. | Portland

Duane Ehmer, one of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers known for riding a horse named "Hellboy," was released from jail Thursday.

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Police Officer–Turned-Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Firearm Offender Registry

Northwest News Network | Feb. 3, 2016 5:30 p.m.

You've heard of sex offender registries. The state of Washington also has a registry for people convicted of gun-related felonies. But it's hardly used.

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Political Impasse Could Lead To Lengthy Floor Sessions In Salem

Northwest News Network | Feb. 3, 2016 5:26 p.m.

A political showdown at the Oregon Capitol could result in some very long floor sessions this month. And at the heart of the debate is a clause in the state constitution.

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Last Line Of Communication With Militants Cut

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 3:09 p.m.

For the past 48 hours, OPB has communicated with militants still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. That ended Wednesday.

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Oregon Lawmakers Advance Measure To Continue Study Of Police Profiling

Northwest News Network | Feb. 2, 2016 5:42 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers want to continue to root out cases of police profiling. A House panel Tuesday advanced a measure that would require additional research into the issue.

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Earthquake Early Warning System Coming To West Coast

Northwest News Network | Feb. 2, 2016 3:56 p.m.

Federal agencies and university scientists are making progress on the deployment of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast.

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Oregon Lawmaker Attempts To Head Off Corporate Tax Initiative

Northwest News Network | Feb. 1, 2016 5:55 p.m.

An Oregon state lawmaker is making what he calls a long shot attempt at heading off an initiative that would raise corporate taxes.