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Environment
10:51 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus

Adult Sockeye salmon in the lower section of Adams River, British Columbia. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response to the ISA virus found in B.C. Sockeye.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Flickr

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to independently confirm the presence of a deadly virus found in two Pacific salmon in British Columbia.

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Other News
10:31 am
Wed November 2, 2011

State nixes bids for private liquor distribution

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State officials say two proposed bids that would privatize Washington's liquor distribution system are not financially beneficial.

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Elections 2012
10:05 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Darcy Burner running for Congress again, wants to replace Inslee

Darcy Burner photographed in November 2008 in Bellevue, Wash.
Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic activist Darcy Burner is making another run for Congress.

Burner said Wednesday that she wants to stand up for working people. She took a line from the Occupy Wall Street protests to say that the Congress needs people who will fight for "the 99 percent."

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Odd news
8:57 am
Wed November 2, 2011

15-year sentence in Olympia underwear theft case

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man who pleaded guilty to charges related to underwear thefts was sentenced Tuesday in Olympia to 15 years in prison.

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Marijuana legalization
3:52 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Washington pot initiative gets cash boost

A campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Washington state is getting a big cash boost with two months left to collect signatures.

Campaign director Alison Holcomb says her group New Approach Washington received a check for $100,000 Tuesday from philanthropist Harriet Bullitt.

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Union unrest
2:07 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Judge fines Longshore union another $65,000

TACOMA, Wash. — A federal judge has fined a Longshore union another $65,000 for blocking a train in Longview. That brings the total fine to over $300,000.

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Washington State Ferries
12:45 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Contract signed for new Washington state ferry

The Washington state Ferries Division signed a contract Tuesday with Vigor Industrial for a 144-car ferry to be built at the US Fab shipyard, formerly the Todd shipyard, in Seattle.

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Other News
11:56 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Park Service sued over fatal Olympic goat goring

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The family of a man who was gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park is suing the Park Service.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Tacoma by the Messina Bulzomi Christensen law firm.

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All Hallows' Eve
9:09 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Old Port Townsend hotels known for ghosts

Guests and visitors to the Palace Hotel in Port Townsend, WA have claimed to either see or sense the presence of "The Blue Lady" since the 1960s.
studio-d Flickr

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — A couple of historic hotels in Port Townsend may give visitors more than a pleasant night's sleep.

The Peninsula Daily News reports some guests say they are haunted by ghosts.

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Other News
9:01 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Tests on mastodon bone vindicate WSU prof

This CT scan image shows a section of mastodon rib where researchers found a spear point lodged in the bone. The spear would have passed through more than 10 inches of hide, tissue and muscle.
Center for the Study of the First Americans

Modern tests have vindicated the theory of a now-retired Washington State University professor who found a mastodon bone in Sequim in 1977 with a shaft sticking in it.

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Environment
4:32 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

State of Alaska sues over Pebble Mine initiative

JUNEAU, Alaska — The state of Alaska is suing to invalidate the results of a voter initiative that could stop a massive gold and copper mine near one of the world's premier salmon fisheries.

Residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough voted earlier this month to ban large-scale resource extraction that would "destroy or degrade" salmon habitat. The measure was aimed at the Pebble Mine development located near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

Alaskan Way Viaduct
12:49 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Seattle viaduct to reopen mid-day Saturday

Watch as an entire section collapses:

The Washington Transportation Department says Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen at mid-day Saturday, ending traffic congestion drivers call "viadoom" a day-and-a-half early.

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Other News
10:19 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Interior Dept. denies claim in Olympic goat goring

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Interior Department has denied a $10 million wrongful death claim from the family of a man who was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park.

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Other News
4:46 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Bellingham police: Man severed own arm with guillotine

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham police say a man who walked into a medical clinic with his right arm severed has indicated he cut his own limb off with a home-made guillotine.

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Environment
2:30 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Washington's Condit Dam breached

Crews have blasted a hole in a nearly century-old hydropower dam in Washington's south Cascades today, marking another step in efforts to restore habitat for threatened and endangered fish in the Pacific Northwest.

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