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Oregon Teachers Ready For New Federal Education Law

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August 29, 2016 - 8:38 am

It takes only a moment to sign a major bill into law. It will take years to implement the new education policy outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which President Obama signed last December. The ESSA requires states to develop their own rules, and Oregon educators are looking forward to the possible impacts.

Winemakers Value Eco-Friendly Practices, Consumers Prioritize Taste

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August 26, 2016 - 8:31 am

King Estate winery will officially be certified biodynamic this year. This is the latest in a long line of environmentally sound practices at wineries across Oregon. KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer takes a look at whether these efforts matter to wine drinkers and others in the industry.

Fresh Bucks Rx: Prescribing a Trip to the Farmers Market

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August 25, 2016 - 9:02 pm

A new federally funded pilot program, “Fresh Bucks Rx,” allows medical providers to write a prescription for fruits and vegetables from farmers markets. The pilot was launched by the City of Seattle, Harborview Medical Center, and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic along with Seattle and King County farmers markets, and aims to improve health outcomes for

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Shopping at Farmers Markets is an Act of Social Justice

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August 25, 2016 - 7:00 am

According to the Washington State Farmers Market Alliance and Washington State University, 115 farmers markets in our region collectively bring in 44 million dollars. In our last farmers market segment, Development Manager Patrice Barrentine discusses how participating in these markets is an act of community building and social justice.

Small Scale Farms Seek Resources for Food Processing

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August 24, 2016 - 10:03 am

In part three of our farmers market series, we look at the increase in small scale farms and some of the challenges they face. Smaller farms without the resources to butcher their meat or wash their eggs currently have to transport much of their produce and livestock to other counties or states in order to

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Into the Black: A Close-Up of What Was Lost in the Range 12 Wildfire

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August 23, 2016 - 7:45 am

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire is good and out. But now there’s 176,600 acres of black. Much of the valuable habitat on the Hanford Reach National Monument has been roasted. Correspondent Anna King took this journey — into the black. Left: In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire burned 176-thousand acres. Much of

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Farming in a Changing Climate

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August 23, 2016 - 7:20 am

Next in our series on farmers markets, we take a look at how our region’s farmers experience the effects of climate change. King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, Patrice Barrentine, shares how climate change is altering our local food sources.

What Farmers Markets Mean to Small Farms

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August 22, 2016 - 5:17 pm

This week we’re highlighting local farmers markets! In our first segment, we take a look at small farms. King County boasts 40 of the 170 state-wide farmers’ markets. Patrice Barrentine, King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, shares what it takes to run a small farm growing food for the market today.

What’s Going on with the State Patrol Radio System?

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August 11, 2016 - 8:42 am

Delays, dead air and garbled transmissions have bedeviled a new Washington State Patrol radio system. Now the state auditor’s office is questioning the patrol’s no-bid contract with Motorola to build the system and the lack of an engineering study beforehand. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has the latest:

Unearthing Historical Battlefields in Southern Oregon

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August 10, 2016 - 9:16 pm

Perhaps on a trip back East or to the American South, you’ve visited a Civil War battlefield or two. These national parks and pilgrimage sites receive hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. During the decade before the U.S. Civil War, a different conflict made a big impact on the Oregon Territory’s future. It’s known as

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