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Northwest Tribes: Trump Budget 'Worst Attack On Indian Country In Recent Memory'

AP | May 25, 2017 3:12 p.m. | Portland

Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.

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WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | May 25, 2017 noon

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

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Trump Proposes $120M Budget Cut At Hanford Nuclear Site

AP | May 23, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Spokane, Washington

Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and it now is engaged in a massive environmental cleanup that costs more than $2 billion per year.

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Washington Special Session Winding Down With No Budget Deal

Northwest News Network | May 22, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Washington’s 30-day special session of the legislature ends Tuesday. But there’s still no sign of a budget deal or a plan to fully fund education. 

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Women Who Roar: Vancouver Debuts All-Female Storytelling Troupe

OPB | May 20, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

This week five women will take the stage for Vancouver’s first all-female storytelling event.

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Following Oregon's Lead, Jay Inslee Signs 12-Month Birth Control Refill Bill

Northwest News Network | May 18, 2017 8 a.m.

The same law took effect in Oregon last year. It requires insurance companies to cover a 12-month refill of birth control prescriptions instead of making women go to the pharmacy every month.

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High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

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'Lie And Try' To Buy A Gun, Washington Police And Victims Will Now Get Notification

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 5:16 p.m.

Gun dealers in Washington state will soon be required to report when someone tries to buy a gun and fails a background check.

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Still No Budget Deal Halfway Through Washington's Special Session

Northwest News Network | May 9, 2017 2:42 p.m.

The halfway mark has come and gone in Washington’s 30-day special session of the legislature. But there’s still no deal on a budget or a school funding solution.

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Life Expectancy Can Vary By 20 Years Depending On Where You Live

NPR | May 8, 2017 6:17 p.m.

Geographic inequality in lifespan is growing in the United States, with people in some counties living more than 20 years longer than those in others.

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Washington Inmate Held 3 1/2 Years Past Release Date

Northwest News Network | May 7, 2017 1:45 p.m.

A Washington state prison inmate was accidentally held 3 1/2 years beyond his release date. The error was discovered last month.

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7 Weeks After Massive Landslide, Washington Highway Set To Reopen

OPB | May 5, 2017 3:32 p.m.

Drivers in southwest Washington could see some relief on their commute home. After being closed for seven weeks, State Route 503 near Woodland is set to reopen after a massive landslide.

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Siletz Hope To Build North Salem Casino As Ilani Draws Customers

Statesman Journal | May 2, 2017 1:25 p.m.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon are revisiting plans to bring a casino to North Salem, aiming to wrest customers from the popular ilani Casino Resort in southern Washington.

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Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry Dies At Age 78

AP | May 1, 2017 11:42 a.m. | Olympia, Washington

Lowry, a Democrat who served in Congress for a decade before ultimately being elected governor in 1992, died Monday following complications from a stroke, according to a news release issued by his family. He was 78.

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They're Back: Invasive Green Crabs Found Off Olympic Peninsula

AP | April 29, 2017 11:44 a.m. | Bremerton, Washington

Officials in Washington state say an invasion of the European green crabs that could disrupt the Puget Sound ecosystem is continuing.

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Vancouver Man Has A Fever And The Only Medication Is More Handbell

The Columbian | April 29, 2017 10:20 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Matt Compton, of Vancouver, Washington, has not been ringing for long, but he's already an extremely accomplished ringer. He wants you to try ringing, too.

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Sinixt Tribe Face British Columbia Appeal In Sovereign Rights Ruling

Northwest News Network | April 28, 2017 2:09 p.m.

The case dates back to 2009 when Washington resident and defendant Rick Desautel knowingly hunted elk illegally in British Columbia.

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Whispers In Wenatchee, Washington, Raise Hopes Of Aluminum Industry Revival

Northwest News Network | April 28, 2017 10:09 a.m. | Ferndale, Washington

Public utility commissioners in Chelan County, Washington, take a high stakes vote Monday that could influence whether the aluminum industry makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest.

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Professor Says WSU Violated His Academic Freedom Over Wolf Comments

OPB/EarthFix | April 27, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Wolf researcher says university forbade him from speaking to press, cut his research funding and attempted to discredit his work.

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Washington State Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Prior to this order, the state had about 120 older electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf in its fleet.