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Would a new pipeline ease state’s oil train worries?

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February 26, 2015 - 9:55 am

By John Stang As the debates increase over transporting oil by rail, Sen. Mike Baumgartner wants the state to study a potential east-west oil pipeline. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced a bill Wednesday to spend $250,000 on a study by the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council on whether a crude oil pipeline should be installed, and

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Food & Culture in the African American Tradition

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February 25, 2015 - 10:41 am

The definition of soul food is changing in the African American community. And that change is in part because of African American chefs and bakers consciously creating awareness with diverse healthy food options. We talk to three chefs hoping to make a difference in what we eat and how we eat. Tarik Abdullah is a

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Perspectives on Death

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February 24, 2015 - 7:52 am

Death, a natural event we all face, is usually sidestepped as a topic of conversation. Here are some of our local segments on death.  The first two episodes are on a novel about death.  The second two episodes are on how we plan for death and on advanced directives. Episode 1:  Author, Jason Mott penned

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Top Ten February 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

February 23, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Doug Seegers  Going Down To The River                 (Rounder) various artists  Putumayo Presents: Café del Mundo  (Putumayo) Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain) Flight Facilities  Down

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Bring back the Washington State Presidential Primary

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February 20, 2015 - 8:00 am

By  Top Story Network

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants to resurrect the Washington State Presidential Primary. Top Story Network’s Robert Mak has the story.

Education is not a crime

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February 19, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Baha’i’s are a religious minority in Iran. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Baha’i’s have been persecuted in Iran for teaching and studying. An international campaign, Education is Not a Crime, launches on February 27 to shed light on the plight of Iranian Baha’i’s. A documentary, To Light A Candle shows how Baha’i’s have defied the persecution

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Will Initiative 1351 be sent back to voters?

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February 18, 2015 - 10:51 am

By  Top Story Network Just three months after voters approved Initiative 1351 calling for smaller class sizes, lawmakers are thinking about sending the initiative back to voters–what would be a historic move. I-1351 passed in November with 51% of the vote.  State Senator Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, calls the initiative “irresponsible” because it directed smaller class sizes

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Bill seeks to let majority approve passage of school bond measures

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February 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm

By John Stang A needed boost to fix old schools? Or sore losers wanting to change the rules? Those were some of the ways that speakers at a legislative hearing Monday described a bill by Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-SeaTac, and Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, to ease the passage of school bond measures. Their bill calls

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State could conduct major study of homeless children

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February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

By John Stang The state would undertake a sweeping count of the number of homeless kids from birth through 10 years old, under a bill working its way through the House. The bill by Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma, would order the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to tackle such a census, including determining the

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Muslim group calls for apology by legislator for his remarks

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February 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang An organization of American Muslims said Thursday that Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, should apologize publicly for saying it is a subsidiary of violent Middle East groups. In reply, Haler issued a press release saying he has apologized twice in private for his remarks. The controversy dates back to a Jan. 14 hearing

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