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Facility boosts Oregon's reputation in battling gaming addiction

Oregon has expanded its nationally recognized gambling-treatment services with the opening of the state's first inpatient facility. Within a week of opening its doors, the new facility was filled to capacity and had a growing waiting list.


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Group calls for district to leave the North Portland school as it is

With eight cheerleaders holding up report cards giving the Portland Public Schools district failing…


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The Brazilian martial art of capoeira was one of the featured art forms on display at the eighth annual Brasilfest, held Aug. 20 at the Seattle Center.


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Ellensburg restaurant said to discriminate on the basis of race

SPOKANE—The federal government is suing a restaurant in Ellensburg after a Black employee contended she was refused a better-paying job because she is a Muslim and because the owner wanted only "hot, White girls" to be cocktail servers.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
The lawsuit contends the owner of the Starlight Lounge failed to promote waitress Angela Harper to a cocktail server position because of race and religion.


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1st Lt. Ehren Watada refuses to fight in Iraq, claiming the war is illegal

A lawyer for an Army officer facing possible court-martial for refusing to go to Iraq says he plans to call two witnesses to support the soldier's claim that the war is illegal.
A hearing to determine whether 1st Lt. Ehren Watada will stand trial is scheduled  for Thursday at Fort Lewis, about 50 miles south of Seattle.


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Looking for a way to support democracy and meet other civic-minded residents? Sign up to be a King County Elections poll worker.
Poll workers help safeguard the elections process by being responsible for opening and closing their polling place on Election Day and instructing voters on proper voting procedures.


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King County"s efforts to combat global warming and air pollution are also saving big money."

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If you're an animal lover, and you're interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with the Seattle Animal Shelter, be sure to attend the next shelter's next volunteer orientation, set for noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Seattle Central Community College Gym, 1701 Broadway Ave.


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Jaden Mills Beach, 5, center, and his father, Brad Beach, left, get up close and personal with police horse Blaze at the East Precinct Picnic, held Aug. 19 on 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine streets.


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TORONTO—For the moment, set aside the talk about microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis,…


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