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Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Clearing the road blocked by the Oso mudslide could take as long as three months, the Washington Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
President Obama to visit Oso as death toll rises in Washington mudslide

President Obama to visit Oso as death toll rises in Washington mudslide

SEATTLE, April 8 (UPI) -- President Obama will visit Oso on April 22, the one-month anniversary of the mudslide that devastated the small town, to assess damage and meet with families.
JC Sevcik
Confirmed death toll from Washington mudslide rises to 33 with 30 bodies identified

Confirmed death toll from Washington mudslide rises to 33 with 30 bodies identified

EVERETT, Wash., April 7 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed dead in the deadly mudslide in Washington State rose to 33 Monday, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported.
Frances Burns
Confirmed death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 29

Confirmed death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 29

April 2 (UPI) -- Local bank says it will write off mortgages of homeowners in the Oso, Wash., mudslide area who are not covered by insurance.
Frances Burns
Washington governor asks President Obama to declare mudslide 'major disaster'

Washington governor asks President Obama to declare mudslide 'major disaster'

April 1 (UPI) -- Washington governor details property damage caused by Oso mudslide in application for "major disaster" declaration.
Frances Burns
Governor of Washington declares moratorium on executions

Governor of Washington declares moratorium on executions

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) declared a moratorium Tuesday on all state executions.
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Washington's Gov. Inslee announces death penalty moratorium

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A moratorium on the death penalty in Washington state was announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, citing the inconsistent use of capital punishment.

Boeing machinists on verge of a tense vote

SEATTLE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Jobs are hanging in the balance as machinists in the Seattle area prepare to vote on a Boeing contract proposal, union and company officials said.

Boeing threatens to retreat from Washington

SEATTLE, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. airplane maker Boeing Co. says it will move production out of Washington state if union workers and state lawmakers do not accept its contract proposal.

Higher radiation levels may hint at leaking tank at Hanford facility

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 22 (UPI) -- An elevated radiation level at a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear complex in Washington state may indicate a leak, officials say.
Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

Inslee: Temp bridge might sub for collapsed I-5 bridge

MOUNT VERNON, Wash., May 24 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said a temporary bridge might carry traffic over the Skagit River until a permanent fix can be arranged for the collapsed I-5 bridge.

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Budget cuts could hamper nuclear cleanup

Budget cuts could hamper nuclear cleanup

HANFORD, Wash., March 8 (UPI) -- Federal spending cuts will slow down the cleanup of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said.

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More nuclear waste leaking in Washington

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says six tanks of radioactive waste have now been determined to be leaking and it could take five years to remedy the situation.

Hanford tank leaking radioactive waste

SEATTLE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A tank at the troubled Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state is leaking up to 300 gallons a year of radioactive material, federal officials say.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Washington governor's race still undecided

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Washington state's gubernatorial race was still too close to call Wednesday, the day after voters went to the polls, results showed.

CO2 storage key in climate-change battle

In an effort to curb carbon emissions without stifling economic growth, a bipartisan group of U.S. policymakers is pushing for deployment of new technology to capture and store carbon dioxide below ground.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Analysis: Big Oil causing high gas prices?

THE DALLES, Ore., April 3 (UPI) -- As gas prices reach record highs, some policymakers say big oil companies are to blame, but the companies say it's not their fault.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Rep. Markey introduces Net Neutrality Act

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- In response to his net neutrality amendment dumped from the House telecom reform bill last week, Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts introduced the Network Neutrality Act of 2006.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Net neutrality provision dumped

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Telecom companies won a round in Congress late Wednesday when the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted down the Democratic-backed Net neutrality amendment to a telecom-reform bill in a 34-22 vote.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

From broadcast to broadband

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Technology is on the way to use vacant television channels for wireless broadband Internet service, but critics from the broadcasting industry argue that using
ANNA CARBINO

Unions want hearings on media ownership

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Congressional representative have met with FCC officials in Washington to urge hearings be held on media-ownership consolidation.

Missile accident raises new questions

SEATTLE, March 13 (UPI) -- Lawmakers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border want some answers about a nuclear missile mishap last November at the Bangor, Washington, submarine base.
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