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Teen survives plane crash in mountains, hikes to safety

SEATTLE - With her step-grandparents dead or dying in the burning wreckage of their small plane, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch needed to somehow find her way off the remote, thickly forested Washington state mountainside where they crashed Saturday afternoon.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/teen-survives-plane-crash-mountains-h
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Legal pot: How do we know if it works?

SEATTLE - Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state this week for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/legal-pot-how-do-we-know-if-it-works
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Protester leaves Shell ship; one remains

SEATTLE - One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.Protester Matt Fuller requested help getting down from the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham Bay about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and the Coast Guard said it obliged.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-25/protester-leaves-shell-ship-one-remains
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Seattle needs permit for oil

...sensibilities. Supporters say the drilling will happen regardless of where the fleet is based and that the lease will bring hundreds of well-paying jobs to the city.___Associated Press writer Gene Johnson contributed to this report

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/seattle-needs-permit-oil
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CEO to cut his pay so workers earn $70K

SEATTLE - A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy. He's already gained new customers, too.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/ceo-cut-his-pay-so-workers-earn-70k
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Greenpeace activists leave Arctic drill rig after six-day stay

SEATTLE - Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean six days ago, the organization said Saturday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12
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Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

SEATTLE - Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to wait.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/shell-drill-rigs-coming-seattle-despite
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Avalanche sweeps Mt. Everest, 10 dead

...the cancellation of last year's climbing season.___Sullivan reported from New Delhi. Associated Press writers Gene Johnson in Seattle, Didi Tang in Beijing and Karly Domb Sadof in Berlin contributed to this report.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-26/avalanche-sweeps-mt-everest-10-dead
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Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

TULALIP, Wash. - The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution - if not silence or opposition - from many tribes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
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5 things to know about marijuana and its effects on driving

...officials have also teamed up to assess change in marijuana use by drivers before and after the state allowed retail sale of the drug, with results due next year.? Associated Press writer Gene Johnson in Seattle contributed to this report.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/5-things-know-about-marijuana-and-its-e
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