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Fireworks Are Part Of July 4th — And So Are Injuries. A Simple Way To Avoid Them Is…

The Washington State Patrol says injuries happen because people are holding them or standing over them when the fireworks go off. It sounds obvious, but the likely reason is people aren’t sure what to expect and when. The solution, says the state patrol, is to read the instructions for each firework before you go out in the dark. Continue Reading Fireworks Are Part Of July 4th — And So Are Injuries. A Simple Way To Avoid Them Is…

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Food delivery driver Crystal Begallia delivers McDonald’s fries and cheeseburgers to Anna King’s door for a public radio experiment.

Hot Potato! The Science Of Getting Delivery French Fries Right Is Being Honed In Washington

Home-delivered fast food is a booming global business, but when it comes to French fries, there’s a hitch. They often get soggy on the ride. So now, top fry-makers are racing to perfect a crispy fry that can survive a 15-minute ride with a food delivery service. Companies right here in the Northwest are frying up a crisp solution to this soggy situation. Continue Reading Hot Potato! The Science Of Getting Delivery French Fries Right Is Being Honed In Washington

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A 5ml dose of liquid oxycodone, an opioid pain relief medication, sits on a table in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019. During the opioid epidemic, roughly 218,000 Americans have died from overdoses tied to prescription pain pills, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians, Government Agencies Feud Over Payouts Tied To Opioid Epidemic

Government officials are bickering over hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements paid by Big Pharma, stemming from the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. The pharmaceutical industry paid out more than half a billion dollars over the last year alone. All sides expect the scale of settlements to grow fast as more cases go to trial. Continue Reading Politicians, Government Agencies Feud Over Payouts Tied To Opioid Epidemic

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Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney waits as all of the bills for the day are organized on the final day of the 2019 legislative session. CREDIT: KAYLEE DOMZALSKI/OPB

Oregon Legislature Adjourns In Tense Final Day After Senate GOP Walkout

Oregon lawmakers concluded their work for the year Sunday, marking the close of the most remarkable and contentious legislative sessions in modern memory. In a day filled with flaring tempers and frequent confusion, lawmakers in the House and Senate passed a completed state budget and a raft of policy bills just after 5:20 p.m., well before the midnight deadline set forth in the constitution. Continue Reading Oregon Legislature Adjourns In Tense Final Day After Senate GOP Walkout

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Democratic members of the Oregon Senate stand in the mostly empty Senate chambers at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 27, 2019. On the eighth day of a walkout by Republican senators, Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney adjourned the session shortly after it began due lacking the required number of senators to meet a quorum.

Assured Carbon Bill Is Dead, Oregon GOP Senators Return To Work To Finish Session

Senate Republicans will return to work Saturday following a nine-day walkout, setting the stage for a weekend where lawmakers sprint toward adjournment. That comes after Democratic leaders offered assurances a sweeping climate change bill, House Bill 2020, will not pass this session. Continue Reading Assured Carbon Bill Is Dead, Oregon GOP Senators Return To Work To Finish Session

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