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Employment
11:39 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Aberdeen biodiesel plant humming 24 hours a day

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A biodiesel plant at Aberdeen is operating 24 hours a day, producing fuel using canola oil from Canada.

The Daily World of Aberdeen reports the 4-year-old Imperium Renewables has recovered from struggles the past couple of years thanks to markets in Oregon and Canada driven by environmental standards.

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Real estate
11:34 am
Wed August 10, 2011

WSU research: State home sales decline 4 percent

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Center for Real Estate Research at Washington State University reports home sales and prices declined in the second quarter statewide.

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Other News
4:11 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Rep. McDermott of Seattle and wife to divorce

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington and his wife of nearly 14 years are divorcing.

The Seattle Democrat has released a statement saying the end of a marriage is "difficult and painful."

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Environment
1:30 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Mysterious orange goo ID'd as mysterious microscopic eggs

An orange substance on the water surface in Kivalina, Alaska, (shown here on Aug. 3) has been ID'd as millions of eggs ... but what species the eggs belong to is now the new mystery.
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Scientists have identified an orange-colored gunk that appeared along the shore of a remote Alaska village as millions of microscopic eggs.

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Boeing
9:17 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Committee chairman subpoenas NLRB documents in Boeing case

The chairman of the House Oversight committee has subpoenaed documents from the National Labor Relations Board relating to its lawsuit against Boeing Co.

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Strange planet
9:03 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Sedro-Woolley men skin python found on road

Two Sedro-Woolley men were driving down a road when they noticed something that turned out to be a dead 16-foot-long python.

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employment dispute
11:02 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Muslim man fired for wearing a beard sues former employer

A Seattle-area Muslim is suing his former employer because he says he was fired from his job as a security guard for refusing to shave his beard, which he wears for religious reasons.

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Traffic news
1:40 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Bald eagle, popular with commuters, killed on 520 bridge

This eagle was photographed in 2004 near downtown Seattle. An male eagle frequently seen at the Broadmoor Golf Course in Seattle was killed on the 520 floating bridge.
Associated Press

A bald eagle was struck and killed Tuesday on the Highway 520 floating bridge in Seattle. The eagle is believed to be the male of a pair that nests at the nearby Broadmoor Golf Course in Seattle.

Frequently seen perching on bridge light poles, it was popular with commuters.

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Gay rights
10:36 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Suquamish Tribe joins NY in approving same-sex marriages

The Suquamish Tribe will allow same-sex marriage to couple when at least one of them is an enrolled member of the tribe. Pictured: Kitty Lambert, right, and Cheryle Rudd are married in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on July 23.
Associated Press

BREMERTON, Wash. – The Suquamish Tribal Council voted Monday to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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Law
5:07 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

3 Wash. initiatives qualify for fall ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters will have three initiatives to decide this year.

The secretary of state's office said Monday that three proposals have qualified for the ballot. Officials completed certification Monday, finding that each had well more than the 241,000 valid signatures needed to qualify.

Breaking
12:02 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Wash. files suit on Yucca Mountain consideration

YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington state has filed another lawsuit to compel the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume consideration of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

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Environment
10:04 am
Fri July 29, 2011

Western pond turtle population grows in Washington

The Western pond turtle's presence is growing in Washington.
Yathin Flickr

A program to save the western pond turtle in Washington has helped the wild population in the state grow from about 150 20 years ago to about 1,500 today.

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Battle in D.C.
2:02 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Impact of debt ceiling debate? UW, cities could be downgraded

The battle in D.C. over the debt ceiling could have real lasting impact on the credit ratings for UW and cities in Washington.
Flickr

University of Washington, the City of Seattle and King County all face possible credit rating downgrades because of the federal government stalemate over raising the national debt ceiling.

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employment
11:19 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Washington jobless who exhausted benefits still lack work

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thousands of Washington workers who have exhausted their unemployment benefits still do not have jobs.

An Employment Security Department report released Thursday shows that 75 percent of people who have run out of benefits since November 2009 are still out of work.

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Charity Fundraiser
9:50 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Update: More than $550,000 raised in honor of girl who died

Rachel Beckwith hoped to raise money to help bring clean water to poor people.
Courtesy of charity : water

In honor of her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith asked friends and family to donate money to bring clean water to an African village. She was close to her goal when she died over the weekend.

Nearly 16,000 people have made donations to a clean water project in honor of a nine-year-old Washington state girl. By Wednesday afternoon, there were donations totaling more than $550,000 to "charity: water" in Rachel's honor.

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