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    Fueled by Chinese demand, West Coast log and lumber exports rise sharply

    Fueled by increased demand from China, log and lumber exports from the West Coast are on the rise, according to a study released today. The value and volume of lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and northern California jumped by 50 ...

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM

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    McMorris Rodgers sets new record as mom in Congress

    Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state scored two firsts on Sunday, becoming the first woman to give birth three times while in Congress and the first to do so while serving as a House leader. McMorris Rodgers, 44, who heads ...

    Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:25 PM

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    Obama headed to Seattle, San Francisco

    President Barack Obama is heading west to raise money, with stops planned in Washington state on Sunday and California on Monday.

    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM

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    First U.S. pot stores will open Jan. 1; Central City, Colo., gets first license

    It won't happen in time for shoppers to fill their Christmas stockings, but it's sure to provide a little holiday buzz nevertheless: The nation's first retail marijuana stores --- more than 100 of them --- are set to open in Colorado...

    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

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    Congress honors 33 U.S. tribes for creating secret war codes

    U.S. military commanders had a problem during World War II, when the Japanese routinely broke their codes, making it easy to predict the actions of American troops. So they brought in Navajo “code talkers,” who used their language to...

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM

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    Tribes honored for creating secret war codes

    U.S. military commanders had a big problem during World War II, when the Japanese routinely broke their codes, making it easy to predict the actions of American troops. Enter 29 Navajo "code talkers" --- made up of farmers and sheep ...

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM

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    Citing hemp’s legitimate uses, growers seek freedom to cultivate it

    Authorities arrested David Bronner when he locked himself in a steel-bar cage in front of the White House last year and began using a hand-powered press to extract fresh oil from 12 large hemp plants, which he planned to put on French bread and...

    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM

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    Congress urged to end ban on growing hemp

    David Bronner, a California executive, says there's no good reason that growing hemp --- the non-intoxicating sister plant of marijuana --- is still illegal under U.S. law. On Monday, he came to Washington, joining a group of 50 citizen-lobb...

    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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    Tribes want Congress to ban Redskins’ trademark

    The country’s tribal leaders, in Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama, say the word has always been offensive, given the brutal history that surrounds it. And they’re upping the pressure to get the National Footba...

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

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    Obama woos tribes, says he’ll visit Indian Country in 2014

    While President Barack Obama’s popularity has slipped in public opinion polls, he found plenty of support Wednesday among one key constituency: the 566 leaders of federally recognized Indian tribes.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM

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