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  1. Motor Oil Spill Contaminates Washington River, Coating Birds And Endangering WildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | ThinkProgress

    In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil from a spill floats on top of the Yakima River near Prosser, Wash.

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  2. Jailers May Be Liable for Washington Murder SpreeRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Courthouse News Service

    The families of six killed by a Washington state man during a psychotic episode can sue his former jailers for allegedly failing to treat his mental illness, an appeals court ruled. Isaac Zamora showed signs of psychiatric problems in his late teens, more than a decade before his 2008 shooting spree, the ruling from the Washington Court of Appeals says.

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  3. Lizbeth West Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of AmericaRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Sys-Con Media

    The LCA is an exclusive trial lawyer honorary society limited to 4,000 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.

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  4. Cantwell Prods Foxx On Oil Tank Car RegulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Roll Call

    Democrats in Congress continue to voice their frustration that the Obama administration's pending regulations on rail shipment of crude oil by rail is held up in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where proposed rules get a final cost-benefit assessment before being published. "We are not moving fast enough.

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  5. Haley, Hitt Visited D.C. on Jobs TripRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WLTX-TV Columbia

    Haley, Hitt Visited D.C. on Jobs Trip Columbia, SC -- Governor Nikki Haley and State Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt have been traveling on a confidential jobs recruitment trip, and Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1AIOkQK Columbia, SC -- Governor Nikki Haley and State Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt have been traveling on a confidential jobs recruitment trip, and are due back in Columbia today. The Governor and Secretary left Columbia Metro on Sunday, on an economics development trip said to be kept confidential due to the competitive nature of the business or industry they're trying to woo to South Carolina.

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  6. State Senate votes to move up presidential primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | KOMO News

    The Washington state Senate voted Tuesday night to approve a bill that would strengthen the state's 2016 presidential primary and move it from May to March. In a 36-12 vote, a bipartisan majority supported a bill from Secretary of State Kim Wyman to revamp how the state conducts its presidential primary.

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  7. Camden: Washingtonians' excuses for not voting run the gamutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Columbian

    If you didn't vote in last fall's election - and let's face it, most people didn't - why not? And what would the state have to do to make you more likely to vote in the future? Based on a survey of Washington voters, those who did as well as those who didn't, we can say that the answers for not casting a ballot are many and varied. But not particularly surprising.

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  8. Two-day 'university' focuses on salmon fishing techniquesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | ArcaMax Publishing

    Anglers wanting to improve their skills should consider attending the two-day Salmon University later in March in Kent, Wash. For the ninth year, Tom Nelson of Salmon University is bringing together some of the best fishing experts in the Northwest for two days of sessions focusing on fishing techniques and destinations.

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  9. Oil Spill Cleanups ContinueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | KVEW-TV Kennewick

    Washington Department of Ecology officials say as many as 50 birds will need to be cleaned off following a large oil spill in the Lower Valley.

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  10. House of Representatives passes bills to raise minimum wage and provide sick + safe leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Northwest Progressive Institute

    In a significant victory for working people, the Washington's House of Representatives tonight adopted legislation to raise the state's minimum wage to twelve dollars an hour by 2019. Fifty-one representatives voted to pass HB 1355, while forty-six voted against passage.

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  11. Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | TwinCities

    In this aerial photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, and provided by the Washington Dept. of Ecology, oil makes a slick on the Sulphur Creek near where it flows into the the Yakima River near Sunnyside, Wash.

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  12. Paleo-ish in BoulderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Daily Camera

    Grassfed sirloin gets an assist from Asian roasted Brussels sprouts, nuoc cham and pickled radishes and carrots. Drop in at mealtime in a Boulder household and you're likely to encounter vegans, vegetarians, gluten-freers and paleos, as well as households that revere well-made traditional dishes.

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  13. Edmonds City Council makes quick appointment: Michael Nelson, Planning Board memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | My Edmonds

    H istory didn't repeat itself Tuesday night as the Edmonds City Council made quick work of its appointment to fill the Position 2 council seat vacated by Strom Peterson, who was elected to the Washington State Legislature. Michael J. Nelson, a member of the City's Planning board and co-chair of the Mayor's Climate Protection Committee, was appointed on the fourth ballot.

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  14. Cantwell to push tougher oil train rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Columbian

    U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said Tuesday that she plans to introduce federal legislation calling for stricter regulations on oil-by-rail tankers and a swifter phase out of older tankers. Cantwell, D-Washington, told U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the "enormous increases in volume of oil trains and what we're doing on safety" are issues of "utmost importance to the people of the Northwest."

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  15. Pups get 2nd chance at Washington Animal Rescue LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WUSA-TV Washington

    Tuesday night, the population grew in D.C. by 23 of the fuzziest, most adorable dogs you'd ever want to see. And if these Pups get 2nd chance at Washington Animal Rescue League WASHINGTON -- Tuesday night, the population grew in D.C. by 23 of the fuzziest, most adorable dogs you'd ever want to see.

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  16. Christopher Chen serves as a state Senate pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Sammamish Review

    Christopher Chen, a student at The Overlake School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Chen was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the opening week of the 2015 legislative session.

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  17. $12 minimum wage bill passes state HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | KOMO News

    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In a vote largely along party lines, the state House has passed the minimum wage bill.

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  18. Birds oiled by Sunnyside spill; cleanup could take weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | HeraldNet

    Stuart Weisenberger, a boom tender with environmental cleanup firm NRC, moves a vacuum tube upstream in Sulphur Creek south of Sunnyside on Monday. Oil from a spill Sunday west of Sunnyside fouled the waters of the creek and the Yakima River as far as Prosser.

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  19. Fighting the Fiduciary Rule Before It's Been Even ProposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | JD Supra

    Not long after President Obama expressed the desire that the Department of Labor implement a fiduciary rule for brokers who work on retirement plans; did one of Wall Street's paid minions strike back. Rep. Ann Wagner submitted a bill to delay the DOL's fiduciary rule until the Securities Exchange Commission issue its own fiduciary rule.

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  20. Netanyahu's Real Targets: President Obama, and the Israeli Swing VoterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Atlantic

    Netanyahu doesn't have a plausible, realistic plan to keep Iran from gaining possession of a nuclear weapon. But we already knew that.

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