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32 min ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Distinguished Young Women Washington scholarship program Saturday in Pullman

Fifteen Washington high school seniors will participate in the 57th annual Distinguished Young Women Washington scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pullman, WA, Hartline, WA, Asotin, WA, Chewelah, WA, Clarkston, WA

2 hrs ago | Switched

House Republicans Vow To Stay In Washington Until They Vote On Border Funding

After canceling a vote on funding to address the border crisis because not enough House Republicans supported it, GOP members were scrambling for a new solution so they don't go home to face constituents with nothing.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Washington Government, Spencer Bachus, Representative Mo Brooks, Jeff Sessions, US Senate

3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Businesses flood 35th district with independent spending to boost Sen. Sheldon's re-election

More than $161,000 in independent ads or phone calls have now flooded into the 35th Legislative District on behalf of state Sen. Tim Sheldon, most of it in the past week as Tuesday's primary election approaches.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Belfair, WA

5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

Washington governor picks wrong time to mess with port labor dispute: Editorial

The ongoing dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the operators of several Northwest grain terminals has been overshadowed by other port labor issues, including the union's feud with ICTSI Oregon Inc. at the Port of Portland and negotiations for a new contract with the Pacific Maritime Association.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, Opinion

9 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Olympia soldier charged with possessing child porn

A soldier based at a Yakima training center has been federally charged with one count of possessing child pornography after a cache of sexually explicit photographs of young girls were discovered on his barracks computer.

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Related Topix: US National Guard

10 hrs ago | UW Dawg Pound

Dot...Dot...Dawg

Meanwhile, the ESPN Blog included a ton of Huskies in the top-25 Pac-12 players countdown.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Washington NCAA

15 hrs ago | Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Pulitzer-winning author chosen for One Book One Valley 2014

After many weeks of suspense, the title in the Estes Valley Library's fourth annual One Book One Valley project has been announced.

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19 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Route 20 now part of official national bike route

Already consider the most bike friendly state in the nation, Washington now has its first officially designated interstate bike route, part of the nationwide United States Bicycle Route System.

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Related Topix: Anacortes, WA, Concrete, WA, Omak, WA, Colville, WA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Officials inundated by wildfire donations

Officials are thankful for the gifts, but they're now pleading with the public to stop donating goods and asking them to donate money instead.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Pateros, WA, Okanogan, WA, Twisp, WA

Manchester Journal

George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

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Related Topix: W., George Bush

The Skanner

Road User Fees May Replace Gas Taxes in Washington and Oregon

Cars of all kinds are getting better mileage now than ever before. That's good news for the environment, but bad news for state transportation budgets, since road repairs have traditionally been funded by gas taxes.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

The Oregonian

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire heading to Harvard

Former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire smiles as she stands in her office during an interview in December in Olympia.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, US News

Willamette Week

Meet the Marijuana Moneymen

What do a hedge-fund billionaire, an online sex-toy mogul and the nation's most beloved expert on backpacking in Europe know about Oregon that voters here do not? That it should be legal for the state's adults to smoke marijuana, and that they are willing to spend their personal millions to make it happen.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oregon, Oregon Government, Washington Government, Human Sexuality

HeraldNet

View from elsewhere: Washingtona s wines delicious and unique

If you want to understand what makes Washington state's wines so delicious - and sometimes so unique - all you need to do is just look at the place.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Spring Valley (Washington, DC), Washington Government, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

Daily Camera

Chris Weidner: A friendship forged in the mountains

The author manages the rope while leading a moderate section of the north ridge.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

NBA players union elects new executive director

It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked about trying to improve his embattled union, she wanted to be more than a fan.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Washington Government

North Kitsap Herald

NKF&R personnel help firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters Alex Hickey and Rico LeMay are working with others from Bainbridge Island and Pierce County on a wildland initial attack team in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Tonasket, WA, Weather, Mason County, WA, Douglas County, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews plan burnout on big Washington wildfire

Erratic winds forced crews to cancel a burnout operation that had been planned Tuesday near Washington's biggest wildfire to deprive it of fuel.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Bloomberg

Getting Older All the Time: 34 Nations

There already are a lot more Americans and Europeans older than that, and it's getting better all the time - by the life-expectancy measure.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

Crosscut.com

Inslee set to lay out ideas for cap-and-trade, carbon tax

The governor's office will ask a task force to focus on those two approaches as keys in fighting global warming.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Global Warming, US Governors

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