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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

High rivers a blow to wind farms

When the wind is blowing and the Columbia River is flowing, wind turbine operators in Washington have a problem they are looking to France and Germany for help. Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is in Europe for a 10-day trade mission, said she met Thursday with...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Gov at Paris Air Show: Part Deux

Seattle will be the site of a "summit" on aerospace suppliers next March and a Bellingham company will expand to reconfigure planes for an Austrian airline, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday. Deals for both were struck during the second day of the Paris Air Show,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

Tanker contract fuels Senate campaign 

The nation's nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the Senate campaign in Washington state.An amendment to next year's Defense Authorization bill would have banned Airbus from getting...

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TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

Pentagon will wait for Airbus tanker bid 

So this is how much clout the Washington congressional delegation has: A day after five House members join in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates to keep the schedule on track for building a new tanker to replace the KC-135, the Pentagon announces...It will...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

WA congresspersons to Pentagon: Keep tanker timeline

Five members of Washington’s congressional delegation joined an effort to keep the Pentagon from delaying its selection the builder of the next air refueling tanker by asking Defense Secretary Robert Gates not to extend the timeline for making that choice.Without mentioning either company by name,...

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