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THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016

State wildlife officials begin wildlife status reviews

OLYMPIA – State wildlife officials say they are beginning wildlife status reviews on species that are listed by the state as endangered, threatened or sensitive. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be collecting public comments through Feb. 25, ...

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Moscow School Board OKs all-day kindergarten 

The Moscow School Board voted to move forward with a plan to extend its current half-day kindergarten program to full time. The change is expected to cost the district an average of $245,000 annually in additional teacher salaries, as it ...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016

Oregon refuge occupation costs $3.3 million and counting 

The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million to cover the massive police response, a week of shuttered schools and a long list of supplies ranging from food to flashlight batteries, according to an Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of public and tribal budgets. The total will certainly grow.

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Judges ask Washington high court to ban execution

The state’s high court, which came within one vote of striking down the death penalty a decade ago, is re-examining it. Dozens of former Washington judges have taken the unusual step of urging the court to find it unconstitutional this time – including former Justice Faith Ireland, who sided with the narrow majority in upholding capital punishment back in 2006.

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How typical US fam pays for college

Last year, the average private college charged $43,921 for tuition, room and board. Public schools charged $19,548 for in-state students and $34,031 for those from out of state. That's enough ...

Do you remember the “Monsters of Rock” in 1988?

Check out the list of the tour's concert venues. Lots of big-league facilities. And Albi.

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