Senators Talk Climate Change in Marathon Session

Posted by Steve Herman on March 11, 2014
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Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each other’s words. Could this really be happening in Washington?

Sure, when only one party shows up.

Democrats have been plowing through a dusk-to-dawn talkathon during which more than two …

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Malaysian Airlines Jet still missing (Day 5)

Posted by Associated Press on March 10, 2014
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Young girl stands next to a sign at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia

DAY 5 Update: (From AP)

Malaysia’s air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him in a local paper that a passenger jet missing for more than four days had been tracked by military radar to the Malacca strait. Gen. Rodzali Daud said in a …

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6.9 Earthquake Off Northern California Coast

Posted by Steve Herman on March 10, 2014
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EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there was no danger of a tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 p.m. PDT about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50 miles west of Eureka.

Sheriff’s and fire officials in Humboldt County, which …

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Judge Sides With DHS On Sending Oregon Girl To Mexico

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 6, 2014
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SALEM — A decision by the Oregon Department of Human Services to award custody of a 6-year-old Oregon girl to her biological father in Mexico has been upheld by a Marion County judge.  The girl will be sent across the border to live with her dad, who’s a former convicted felon.

The ruling comes after Governor John Kitzhaber and state legislators …

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Minimum Wage Increase Supporters Pack Hearing

Posted by Steve Herman on March 6, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) – A public hearing on Seattle’s minimum wage drew a crowd estimated at about 700 people Wednesday night, many of them red-shirted advocates of a move to increase the city’s minimum to $15 an hour.

The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/pOBNZ3 ) the joint hearing before Mayor Ed Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee and the Seattle City Council was an …

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