Friday, February 13, 2015

MB: Washington gas tax hike proposed, 8.8 million tons of plastic, David Carr

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The Mike Fagan vaccine saga continues, but he won't be booted off the health board just yet. (Spokesman-Review)

Washington state lawmakers propose raising the gas tax 11.7 cents per gallon over the next three years to help fund the completion of the North-South Freeway and other projects statewide. (KXLY)

A federal judge has rejected a request to dismiss charges against the Kettle Falls Five. (KXLY)

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Acclaimed journalist David Carr has died. (New York Times) 

Those stories about the "plastic islands at sea" are real — a new study suggests the world dumps 8.8 million tons of plastic in the ocean each year. Terrifying. (Seattle Times)

ISIS attacked a western Iraqi town yesterday only miles from a U.S. air base. (CNN)

Things aren't looking so great for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who's been asked to resign by state Democrats following a conflict-of-interest scandal involving his fiancee. (ABC)

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