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23-year-old killed in crash near Helena

new HELENA – A single-vehicle crash on a rural road north of Helena has killed a 23-year-old man and seriously injured a woman. Lewis and Clark County coroner M. E. `Mickey’ Nelson that the accident happened at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according ...

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Dinosaur bones headed for Idaho State University

new POCATELLO, Idaho – Bones from three types of meat-eating dinosaurs will be sent to the Idaho State University Museum of Natural History. Senior collections manager Mary Thompson said the fossilized bones unearthed on the Idaho-Wyoming border will likely arrive sometime next year, the Idaho State Journal reported Saturday.

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Kids on ski outing evacuate burning bus, avoid injury

GLACIER, Wash. – About 35 middle school kids avoided injury Saturday morning by evacuating a charter bus that caught fire heading to Mount Baker Ski Area in northwest Washington state. Washington State Patrol said a second bus with All Adventures Charters & Bus Tours following the first bus picked up the evacuated students and continued to the ski area.

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Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition

FERNDALE, Wash. – Whatcom County animal advocates are trying to stop a Ferndale High School fundraiser in which people play basketball while riding donkeys. The Bellingham Herald reported that the Whatcom Humane Society has called for the Ferndale FFA club ...

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Washington Senate panel OKs education-funding plan 
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Science
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WSU researcher noted as top-cited author, influential mind 
Mammoth bones unearthed on Oregon State football field 
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Wash. students beat national average in science 
Technology
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WSU researcher noted as top-cited author, influential mind 
Need for speed: Broadband comes to rural areas 
Colleges pay to fend off porn sites 
Religion
‘In God We Trust’ motto approved by Klamath County officials  
Children permitted at Washington prison powwows 16 
Alaska Airlines retiring meal tray prayer cards 16 
Court won’t get involved in Bible club question 
Education
Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition 
Nearly $164M in refunds for Washington’s prepaid tuition  
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Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email 40 
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GU men’s basketball: Bulldogs at Mustangs

Nonconference Men's Basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-5) at No. 16 SMU Mustangs (20-3) Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. | Moody Coliseum, Dallas Watch: TV: ESPN2, Online: WatchESPN.com Outlook: Gonzaga has chance ...



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