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6 min ago | Washington Blade

Washington State to pay for PrEP

A groundbreaking drug assistance program by the Washington State Department of Health will help pay for an expensive daily pill that could reduce the chance of HIV infection, the Buzzfeed site reports.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

3 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Washington ferries to be back to normal Saturday

Capt. George Capacci, says that will be made possible by the return of the ferry Wenatchee, which has been in drydock in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Canada, Tacoma, WA

7 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank

Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican

Thu Jul 31, 2014

New Vision

Obama welcomes Africa to Washington

President Barack Obama, whose election in 2008 as the first black American president sparked huge expectations in Africa, will at last hold a summit next week for the continent's leaders.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Robert Mugabe, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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