Death row
3:43 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Oregon readies its execution chamber for Haugen

Oregon State Penitentiary Superintendent Jeff Premo explains the features of the state's execution room.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

SALEM, Ore. – The first inmate to be executed in Oregon since 1997 will have his hands wrapped in gauze to prevent any final obscene gestures. That's one detail that emerged Friday during a media tour of the state's execution chamber.

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NW Craft Brews
3:30 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

The Friday beer: Naked City Brewery's I&I Double IPA

Naked City Brewery and Taphouse and the I & I Double IPA on cask.
Paul Gibson KPLU

Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood recently celebrated their 3rd anniversary by throwing a party and serving up 15 of their own beers, including the I & I Double IPA on cask.

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Festivals and events
3:11 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

3 things to do: Oysters, arts and theater

Firesign Theater.

Turkey Day is coming up, but why not celebrate it early with some Northwest Oysters instead? This weekend brings oysters, arts and crafts and the legendary Firesign Theater!

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Veterans Day
2:17 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Northwest veterans on the hunt for jobs

Owen McCurty.

In five years, more than a million members of the armed forces are expected to leave the military and return to civilian life.  Many will be looking for jobs in what’s likely to remain a difficult job market.

Owen McCurty knows firsthand what it’s like to look for a job after a military career.

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1:25 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Boeing moving some offices from Renton to Seattle

Boeing is moving 80 senior executives and support staff in the Commercial Airplane Group from offices in Renton to downtown Seattle.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:57 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

When to worry about smart kids and drugs

Make sure she has dinner with the rest of the family.
Jan van den Brink

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 7:09 am

All parents hope their children will be smart. But no parents want their children to grow up to have problems with drugs like cocaine, marijuana and amphetamines.

So it's no surprise that a study out this week linking high IQ in children with illegal drug use as adults has been giving parents the willies. "I think it's kind of scary that this article is out there," says Lisa Boesky, a mom in San Diego.

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11:46 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Oregon Revenues Take Another Hit

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 3:32 pm

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers say the latest round of economic bad news for the state won't mean more cuts, at least for now. But the revenue forecast issued by state economists Thursday leaves very little wiggle room over the next year and a half.

And state economic analysts are keeping a wary eye on Europe's financial turmoil.

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11:43 am
Fri November 18, 2011

White House Shooting Suspect Had Idaho Arrest Record, End-Of-World Theories

This Sept. 13 mugshot of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was taken at the Bonneville County Jail in Idaho Falls. Courtesy of the Bonneville County Sheriff Dept.

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 7:54 pm

The Idaho man accused of trying to assassinate the president had a history of minor arrests in his home state and recently developed conspiracy theories about the end of the world. Those are some of the details that are beginning to emerge about Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez.

Ortega-Hernandez's arrest record includes petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor domestic violence. He also appeared in court in 2010 for a child support hearing.

The Associated Press reports Ortega-Hernandez has a 2-year-old son with his ex-fiance.

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The Two-Way
10:48 am
Fri November 18, 2011

New tests support claim that speed of light's been broken

A 2010 light installation entitled 'Speed of Light' in London.
Ben Stansall AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 6:17 am

It's not the final word, but scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics report today that "new tests conducted at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of INFN by the OPERA Collaboration, with a specially set up neutrino beam from CERN, confirm so far the previous results on the measurement of the neutrino velocity."

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Consumer Choices
10:30 am
Fri November 18, 2011

'Bag your bags' King County says of troublesome plastics

If you’re confused about what to do with the plastic bags you get at grocery stores, you’re not alone. 

Many people know that they’re bad for the environment and that they can be recycled, but how to recycle them is another question.

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