A Washington State Patrol crime lab technician opens DNA sample cards containing cheek swabs sent from jails and prisons. If the state Legislature approves pre-conviction DNA sampling, the number of cards the lab processes could double. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Wash. Lawmakers Fight For DNA Sampling At Arrest

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Montana Defies Supreme Court's Citizens United Case

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Apple Urged To Fix Apps That Access Address Books

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Gov. Chris Gregoire (left) embraces Rep. Jamie Pedersen, a Seattle Democrat, after the Washington state House voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Gay Marriage Opponents Take Battle To The Ballot

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A crew of linemen working for Puget Sound Energy remove a power pole that fell down after a tree covered in ice fell on a transmission line near a substation in January in Olympia, Wash. Weather and tree branches cause 40 percent of power outages in the U.S. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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If Power Lines Fall, Why Don't They Go Underground?

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Do Cellphones Apply To Court's GPS Tracking Ruling?

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Snowstorm Pummels Northwest U.S.

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Oil storage tanks at the Chevron Burnaby Oil Refinery on the shores of Burrard Inlet, east of Vancouver, British Columbia. Andy Clark/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Blocking Keystone Won't Stop Oil Sands Production

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A screen shot from Ethical Oil's OurDecision.ca campaign, which calls on Canadians to write to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver asking him to ban foreigners and "their local puppet groups" from appearing before ongoing public hearings for a new pipeline project. OurDecision.ca hide caption

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Pro-Pipeline Canada To Americans: Butt Out, Eh?

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Not Dead Yet: On July 3, 1935, the Kalakala started daily ferry service between Seattle and Bremerton, Wash. Today, it sits unused in a nearby Tacoma dock. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Sinking Ship? Saving The Historic Kalakala Ferry

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Raising The Minimum Wage: Whom Does It Help?

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A police officer pins an Occupy Wall Street protester in New York City on Dec. 17. Police in different cities have found their own responses to the ongoing protests. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Police Say They Aimed For Restraint With Protesters

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Police Use Flash Grenades To Reopen Seattle Terminal

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Congress Pushes Bills To Promote Cybersecurity

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Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal

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