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Washington governor nixes third term bid

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 21 (UPI) -- Washington State Gov. Gary Locke announced Monday he will not seek a third term next year, opting instead for more family time and "a normal life."

New act to protect Alaskan refuge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle introduced a bill Thursday that would prevent oil drilling in a coastal region of Alaska, continuing a decades-long debate on the controversial issue. The current bill has more than 125 cosponsors, both Democr
CHRISTINE SUH, UPI Science News

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Urban News

(NEW YORK) -- Olympic organizers in the Big Apple are all smiles after the weekend announcement by American Olympic organizers that New York City has been picked as this county's official entrant into the competition to host the Summer Games in 2012.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Living Today: Issues of modern living

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Scanner makers converge on Cap Hill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Technology purveyors converged on Capital Hill Thursday to showcase screening devices they say could help airlines eventually scan 100 percent of all checked ai
KELLY HEARN

Bill calls for all baggage to be checked

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A group of House lawmakers has introduced a measure to make airlines screen all property carried onto airplanes, including checked baggage bound for a craft's c
KELLY HEARN

Legislation would aid general aviation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- General aviation operators hurt by flight bans imposed after the Sept. 11 attacks would receive about $450 million in grants and loans under a bill proposed Thu
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