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Human Rights Concerns, The B.C. Pipeline, And Local Real Estate Investors

Ross Reynolds
04/17/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Report Raises Human Rights Concerns On Washington–British Columbia Border: A new report says border patrol agents in Washington state routinely profile people of certain races and religions. The report released today by the University of Washington and immigrant advocates focuses on the US–Canada border. Liz Jones reports.

Washington Not Ready For Implications Of B.C. Pipeline Expansion: Canadian pipeline operators are considering expanding the line that brings oil from the Alberta Oil Sands to Western British Columbia. Environmentalists and others say that raises the potential for oil spills in Northwest waters. Ashley Ahearn has the story.

Real Estate Part 1 — Local Investors Snap Up Houses: In King County, the number of homes being paid for in cash has doubled since 2008. It's an indication that more investors are entering the market to buy foreclosed houses. Analysts say those sales could help stabilize the market after years of price drops. Investors say it's a good time to buy cheaper houses to rent or resell. KUOW's Amy Radil reports.



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