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Alaska petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from endangered species list has scientific validity, say feds. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

A petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov’t to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

06/25/2014

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Google Exec Sells Oregon Home After Uproar From Neighbors

A venture capitalist has opted to sell his recently purchased northwest Portland home to neighbors instead of demolishing it

CBS Seattle–06/25/2014

Sen. Maria Cantwell (L) and Sen. Patty Murray (R) (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Cantwell, Murray Among Senators Pushing Redskins’ Name Change

The two U.S. senators from Washington are among 50 who have endorsed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell urging the NFL to reconsider the Washington Redskins’ team name.

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Petition Suspends Restrictions Against Rideshare Companies

The Seattle City Council-imposed restrictions were lifted after the three Seattle rideshare companies — Uber, Lyft and Sidecare — delivered more than double the required amount of signatures to petition for a referendum.

CBS Seattle–04/18/2014

File photo of same-sex wedding cake toppers. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Seattle Archdiocese Responds To Student Protest

Students and parents protesting the departure of a gay vice principal from their Seattle-area Catholic high school on Wednesday turned in a petition to the Archdiocese of Seattle asking the church to reconsider its policy on gay marriage.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2014

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Judge Nixes Signatures From SeaTac Wage Measure

A King County Superior judge has thrown a few dozen signatures for an initiative that would bring up the minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., to $15 an hour.

08/27/2013

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WA Charter Schools Petition Nets 350K Ballot Signers

Supporters of charter schools submitted more than enough signatures Friday in their efforts to put the initiative on the November ballot, shifting the work to persuading Washington voters it will be good for students.

07/07/2012

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Gay Marriage Opponents Closer to Qualifying R-74

Opponents of gay marriage said Wednesday they have reached the number of signatures needed to qualify a proposed referendum seeking to overturn a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, and that they may turn them in as early as next Tuesday, June 5.

05/31/2012