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Seattle to create homeless camps
Seattle to create homeless camps (Getty images)
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Seattle Approves Funding for New “Homeless Camps”

The City council this week authorized funding for the creation of at least three "transitional" camps for homeless people; which can be located on city property, private land, or grounds owned by educational major institutions.

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Nation's first automatic voter registration program now law in Oregon
Nation's first automatic voter registration program now law in Oregon (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Will Oregon ‘Motor-Voter’ Law Increase Turnout at Polls?

It's been a pet project of then-Attorney General Kate Brown;  last week now Governor Brown signed into law the nation's first automated voter registration law.

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Duke v Gonzaga
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Duke & Michigan State Complete 2015 Final Four Field

Duke and Michigan State won NCAA regional finals on Sunday to join Kentucky and Wisconsin in a powerhouse-laden Final Four field.

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Oreos
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Parents Ordered to Sign Permission Slip to Let Kids Eat Oreos

It may seem like a black and creamy white matter, but letting a child eat an Oreo is anything but.

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Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday
Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday (Oregon Department of Corrections)
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Death Of Two Rivers Prison Inmate in Umatilla Brings Investigation

Officials at the Two Rivers Correctional facility in Umatilla, OR have launched an investigation into the death earlier this week of a 70-year-old inmate.

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House Democrats want tax on bottled water
House Democrats want tax on bottled water (Wa state legislative website)
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State Democrats Seek Bottled Water Tax, Among Others, In New Budget

The Washington State House Democrats are set to unveil their 2015 budget proposal, and it features new taxes in the name of "education."

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Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas
Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Driver High on Laughing Gas Hits, Injures Road Construction Flagman

Portland police say a 49-year-old man who struck and injured a woman flagman at a road construction site was apparently huffing drugs behind the wheel. But it wasn't your typical drug.

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Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker
Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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Pizza Delivery Man Attacked with Bear Spray – But Fights off Assailant

It's not easy being a pizza delivery driver, sometimes it can be dangerous. But this story goes beyond weird. In this case, the "weapon" used to attack the driver.

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Federal mediator coming to Pasco
Federal mediator coming to Pasco (Townsquare media image)
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Federal Mediator Headed to Pasco Over Zambrano-Montes Shooting

This process will be confidential, and carry no law enforcement or criminal charging authority.

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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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