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3 hrs ago | CNN

A brewing fight over Washington education

Washington State's Supreme Court will hold a special hearing on Wednesday. The hearing will be to hear arguments about whether it should hold the State Legislature in contempt of court for not doing enough to fund public education.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

6 hrs ago | National Review Online

Washington Journal

After a steady diet of NRO stalwarts like Kevin D. Williamson, Jonah Goldberg, and Andy McCarthy, you might not think it's possible to be boring about politics, but it is.

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10 hrs ago | Wenatchee World

What all of Washington has in common: Top priorities are the same despite regional differences

If you've driven into Seattle lately, you would probably think Washington's economy is booming.

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Related Topix: Grays Harbor County, WA, Ferry County, WA, King County, WA

13 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

Press Review

Interviewed by "Aravot," Aram Karapetian, the leader of the opposition Nor Zhamanakner party, speculates that the White House probably had a hand in the resolution by the California State Legislature calling for U.S. recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, World News, Armenia

17 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

8 rescued when boat capsizes off island in Washington

The Coast Guard says one of its Response boats and a civilian vessel rescued seven adults and a 4-year-old child after their skiff capsized off Bainbridge Island.

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Yesterday | In-depth Africa

Israel and the U.S.-Qatari Axis

When considering the geo-political map of the current Middle East, not everything is negative or alarming, at least from an Israeli point of view.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Qatar, Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Oregonian

Bicyclist killed in Seattle on Friday was well-respected attorney

The King County Medical Examiner's office has identified the bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle as a well-respected attorney who in 2010 was part of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal team that challenged the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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Related Topix: ACLU, US Military, US Air Force

Reuters

Dust storm causes 50-car pile up in Washington state

A huge dust storm that swept over a stretch of highway in southern Washington causes a massive 50-car pile up, sending 7 people to the hospital and injuring nearly 20 others.

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KETV-TV

Brad Ashford

On this edition of KETV NewsWatch 7's Chronicle, we focus on the November election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lee Terry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Washington Government

Wenatchee World

Remembering the nightmare

July 17: To say it was a tough day in the battle against the Carlton Complex fires is an understatement.

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UW Dawg Pound

Washington At Hawaii - Third Quarter Recap - UW Leads 17-13

UW got the ball to open the half, but a sputtering three and out gave Hawaii the ball almost immediately.

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

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Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge blotter | Alleged assault at Visconsi protest

The two people who had apparently been assaulted in the video, however, refused to speak with police without a lawyer.

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Port Orchard Orchard

Taxable sales increase 4.9 percent for quarter

The state's taxable retail sales totals grew to $27.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014 , recording a 4.9 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

The News-Star

'Tourist Activity' abounds in Washington

"TOURIST ACTIVITIES NEXT RIGHT" is what the sign read. "Let's go see!" I exclaimed to my husband.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Seattle Travel, North America Travel, Travel

The Spokesman-Review

Washington records - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

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The Spokesman-Review

Law enforcement split on Washington gun background check initiatives - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

Whether or not Washington should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Inslee to Yakima: Don't appeal judge's ruling on Latino voters

Yakima should not appeal the ruling by a federal judge that the city has denied representation to its Latino minority by holding at-large elections for its City Council, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a letter to the Yakima City Council.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Republican, Doc Hastings

Washington Post

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to taking money from Hezbollah

The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty Friday to charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Drugs, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

The Newberg Graphic

Gresham men, Washington woman face federal child porn, abuse charges...

A 35-year-old Gresham man, his girlfriend and father have each been charged with federal offenses related to child pornography.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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