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Polluted Nuclear Weapons Site to Become Tourist Destination

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park.

Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world's first full-sized nuclear reactor, near Richland, about 200 miles east of Seattle in south-central Washington.

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Washington State Faces Shortage of Teachers, Substitutes

A new survey shows principals across the state are in "crisis mode" because of a shortage of substitute and full-time teachers.

The Yakima Herald reports that the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction found that 58 percent of elementary school principals, 50 percent of middle school principals and 45 percent of high school principals say they're desperate to find substitutes...

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Gov. Inslee Proposing Teacher’s Starting Pay Raise

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee wants Washington state's teachers to get a raise, so he has proposed raising the state's portion of a teacher's starting pay by $5,000 next fall to help retention rates across the state. The...

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Washington State Sues Firm, Alleges Tech Support Scam

 

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is suing one of the world's largest independent tech support companies, saying it routinely scams customers into buying software and services they don't need.

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Boeing Shows Media Its First 737 MAX Airliner
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Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Port to Study Biofuels at Sea-Tac

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co., Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle are partnering on a $250,000 study to explore how to bring more biofuel to airplanes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Washington Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 5.3 Percent

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.3 percent last month even as the state saw an overall gain of 10,100 new jobs.

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Seattle Student Who Stopped Gun Attack Among Carnegie Heroes

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A student building monitor who stopped a fatal campus shooting in Washington state is one of 24 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

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Gov. Inslee Set to Release Supplemental Budget Proposal

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is set to release his supplemental budget proposal for the 2016 legislative session.

Inslee will release his plan Thursday morning. Law...

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Pacific Northwest can Meet Power Need With Energy Efficiency

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest can meet most of its power needs over the next 20 years with energy efficiency and voluntary reductions of power use during periods of peak demand.

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Chipotle Closes Over 40 Restaurants In Portland Area Over E. Coli Outbreak
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Chipotle CEO: No Price Increase to Cover Food Safety Costs

 

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Chipotle will not raise prices to cover the cost of new food safety procedures.

That's according to the company's founder and CEO, who was in Seattle on Tuesday to talk to employees about the new safety rules.

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