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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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Northwest Sheriffs Say ICE Report Is An Invitation To Violate The Law

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:55 p.m. | Portland

Local sheriffs say they are being shamed by the Trump administration for abiding by the U.S. Constitution.

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Herrera Beutler Announces Opposition To Republican Health Care Bill

OPB | March 23, 2017 10:43 a.m. | Portland

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican congresswoman from Clark County, says she can't support the sweeping health care bill sponsored by her party's leadership.

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Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

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2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

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Washington State Legislature To Begin Work On New Budget

Northwest News Network | March 19, 2017 5:46 p.m.

Washington’s 105-day legislative session is more than half over. But the big job of negotiating a new two-year state budget has yet to begin.

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Bend Says Goodbye To 'Oregon Field Guide' Host Steve Amen

OPB | March 18, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show.

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Inslee Calls Republican Healthcare Plan 'Disaster For Washington'

Northwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling the Republican healthcare plan in Congress “a disaster.” Inslee made his comments Wednesday as new projections on the impact to the state were released.

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Similar Deals, Identical Statements: Washington, Oregon Sign Wildfire Pact With Feds

Northwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:09 p.m.

Washington state and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement last week that officials say will improve on-the-ground management of public lands susceptible to wildfire.

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Judge Denies DOJ Request To Dismiss Seattle 'Dreamer' Case

AP | March 14, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Seattle

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in his recommendation Tuesday said arguments that Daniel Ramirez Medina's constitutional rights were violated deserve to be heard in U.S. District Court.

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Judge Not Ready To Rule On Blocking New Travel Ban

AP | March 11, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Seattle

U.S. District Judge James Robart said in an order that motions or a complaint over the revised ban need to be filed before he can make a decision.

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Demolition Resumes At Hanford Plutonium Plant

AP | March 11, 2017 3:02 p.m. | Richland, Washington

Demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has resumed after radioactive contamination was detected in a rubble pile.

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Lobbying Frenzy Over Access To Washington State Infrastructure For Small Cell Technology

Northwest News Network | March 9, 2017 7:27 p.m.

Wireless carriers are pushing legislation in Washington state to give them access to power poles, street lights and other public infrastructure for placement of the small antennas.

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Vancouver Leaders Address Immigration Fears In Community

OPB | March 9, 2017 6:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver city officials and community organizers gathered Thursday in a show of support for Southwest Washington’s immigrant community.

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Port Of Vancouver Extends Oil Terminal Lease

OPB | March 7, 2017 6:55 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Vancouver project to build the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country will continue for now.

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Oregon, Washington Lawmakers Eye Crackdown On Distracted Driving

OPB | March 7, 2017 2:47 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Lawmakers in Salem and Olympia are debating measures intended to crack down on distracted driving.

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Northwest Wine Grape Scientists And Growers Study Weather Extremes

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 7:11 p.m.

Wine scientists and grape growers will converge in the Tri-Cities, Washington, next week to talk about how to produce high-quality wine when the climate is getting more extreme.

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Skyrocketing Car Tabs In Puget Sound Spur Call For Attorney General Opinion

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 5:33 p.m.

Some drivers in the Puget Sound region are experiencing sticker shock over their car tab renewals.

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Airline Pilots Report Drone Sightings On SeaTac And PDX Airport Approaches

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 5:21 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration says reports of unsafe flying by civilian drones "have increased dramatically" over the past two years.

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Washington House Passes Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers

Northwest News Network | March 3, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington state lawmakers voted 84 to 13 vote Friday to require gun dealers to alert the State Patrol when someone fails a background check to buy a gun.