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SPOKANE (AP) - Opponents have raised about $151,000 to defeat a Spokane ballot measure that would fine railroad operators for certain coal and crude oil rail shipments through the city's downtown core. Voters are deciding in November whether to approve Proposition 2, which would make rail shipments of uncovered coal or untreated crude oil a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $261 per rail car.
BISMARCK, N.D. - An American Indian activist who unsuccessfully ran for Congress last fall is among 74 Dakota Access pipeline opponents who were arrested in North Dakota after setting up camp on private land. Formal charges are pending against Chase Iron Eyes, who's been helping organize opposition to the $3.8 billion pipeline the Standing Rock Sioux says threatens its drinking water.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Law enforcement officers who evicted about 40 Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents from a camp they'd set up on private land have arrested dozens of the protesters. Morton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Rob Keller did not immediately have an exact total of arrests. He said there were no reports of injuries.
BISMARCK - A federal grand jury in North Dakota is looking into a violent November clash between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and officers in which one woman was seriously injured. Attorney Ralph Hurvitz says pipeline opponent Steve Martinez has been ordered to testify regarding New York resident Sophia Wilansky's arm injury due to an explosion.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault says it's time for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to leave a camp along the pipeline route in southern North Dakota. But many of the opponents who've been protesting for months are vowing to stay. They believe the four-state pipeline threatens tribal drinking water and cultural sites.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Control of Congress was up for grabs Tuesday as Republicans' hopes of protecting their narrow majority in the Senate rested on a handful of states that were toss-ups until the end. Republicans were expected to retain House control amid Democratic gains that are expected to be modest.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Long-time tax foe Tim Eyman's latest effort to limit Washington lawmakers' ability to raise taxes appears to be headed to victory. But opponents are already promising a court challenge.Continuing returns show that Initiative 1366 has about 54 percent of the statewide vote. The measure was passing in most counties across the state Tuesday but trailed in King County, the state's most populous.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Opponents are vowing to sue the government, in order to block a new plan aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from U.S. power plants. As he unveiled the final version of the plan today, President Barack Obama warned that if nothing is done about climate change, it will threaten future generations.