Thursday, June 22, 2017

Energy News Digest for June 22, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Summer Arrived Wednesday, But the Heat Will Arrive This Weekend (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Oregon Energy Imbroglio - State Puts Joe Colello on Leave. Governor Asks for Review of Work (Oregonian, Portland)

Editorial: There’s No Juice in Bonneville Power Administration Proposal (Corvallis Gazette-Times, OR)

Wildfire Bill Shifting Liabilities from Utilities U-S Passes House (Bloomberg News)

California Invested Heavily in Solar Power – Now There’s So Much That Other States Are Sometimes Paid to Take It (Los Angeles Times, CA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Oregon Energy Imbroglio - State Puts Joe Colello on Leave. Governor Asks for Review of Work
  • Editorial: There’s No Juice in Bonneville Power Administration Proposal
  • Tacoma Power “In the House” – Eighteen Individuals, Ten Utilities Win National Public Power Awards
  • Emerald People’s Utility District Employee, Kyle Roadman, Receives Utility Award
  • Students Learn about Energy Resources at Rocky Reach STEM Event
  • Wildfire Bill Shifting Liabilities from Utilities U-S Passes House
  • Study: Merchant Generation Industry ‘In Crisis’ Across U-S
  • Iowa Town Mulls Forming Municipal Utility
  • President Trump Huddles with National Security Staff on How to Protect the Electric Grid
  • Columbia River Salmon Fee Bill Moves Ahead in Olympia
  • Thirty Miles of Hoh River to be Restored for Fish
  • Montana: Proposal to Conserve 13,398 Acres of Timberland under Public Review – Includes Bonneville Power Investment
  • Study of Shelton’s Former C Street Landfill Moves Ahead
  • Garbage-Fed Seagulls Are Spoiling Our Lakes & Reservoirs with Their Poop
  • Oregon: Willamette River Is Cleanest It’s Been in Decades, City Says
  • California Invested Heavily in Solar Power – Now There’s So Much That Other States Are Sometimes Paid to Take It
  • The Rise of Wind Energy Raises Questions about Its Reliability
  • President Trump Says ‘Beautiful’ Solar Panels Would Allow Mexico Border Wall to ‘Pay for Itself’
  • Not So Green: How the Weed Industry is a Glutton for Fossil Fuels
  • Seattle among 14 Cities to Post Deleted EPA Climate Data
  • Seeding the Clouds - Should We Mess with Our Earth’s Climate?
  • Challenging the Idea That Electric Vehicles Are for the Rich
  • House Looks at Broadband Mapping, Definitions
  • We’re One Step Closer to Getting Cheaper, Faster Internet from Space
  • Charter Promised More Broadband, Didn’t Deliver, Now Must Pay Fine
  • Girl Scouts to Offer Badge in Cyber Security Skills
  • Daily Report: The Power of Social Media in Holding Brands to Account
  • Facebook Is Testing Ways to Stop People from Stealing Profile Pictures
  • Utility Customer Engagement Goes Digital
  • Washington State Governor Calls Third Special Session as Government Shutdown Looms
  • Washington State Republicans Join Democrats in Opposing President Trump’s Energy Budget Cuts
  • Fed’s Interior Chief Wants to Shed 4,000 Employees in Department Shake-Up
  • Russians Targeted 21 Election Systems, U-S Official Says
  • Summer Arrived Wednesday, But the Heat Will Arrive This Weekend
  • Will the Budget Battle Spoil Fourth of July Fun in Washington State Parks?
  • Pedestrian Pathway Improvements Proposed for Olympic Highway North
  • Boeing Wins Hot Paris Jetliner Order Race
  • Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits over Lumber Size Description
  • Oregon Joins States Where Roadkill Can Be Harvested for Food
WORD OF THE DAY – HORRIBLE HAIKU EDITION

Mnemonic • \nih-MAW-nick\ • Adjective - Assisting or designed to assist memory

Mnemonic device
Password protected account
Forgot secret word


ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Oregon Energy Imbroglio - State Puts Joe Colello on Leave. Governor Asks for Review of Work (Oregonian, Portland)

Editorial: There’s No Juice in Bonneville Power Administration Proposal (Corvallis Gazette-Times, OR)

Tacoma Power “In the House” – Eighteen Individuals, Ten Utilities Win National Public Power Awards (American Public Power Association)

Emerald People’s Utility District Employee, Kyle Roadman, Receives Utility Award (Medford Mail Tribune, OR)

Students Learn about Energy Resources at Rocky Reach STEM Event (NCW Life, East Wenatchee, WA)

Wildfire Bill Shifting Liabilities from Utilities U-S Passes House (Bloomberg News)

Study: Merchant Generation Industry ‘In Crisis’ Across U-S (Utility Dive)

Iowa Town Mulls Forming Municipal Utility (Utility Dive)

President Trump Huddles with National Security Staff on How to Protect the Electric Grid (Washington Examiner)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Columbia River Salmon Fee Bill Moves Ahead in Olympia (Longview Daily News, WA)

Thirty Miles of Hoh River to be Restored for Fish (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Montana: Proposal to Conserve 13,398 Acres of Timberland under Public Review – Includes Bonneville Power Investment (Missoulian, MT)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Study of Shelton’s Former C Street Landfill Moves Ahead (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Garbage-Fed Seagulls Are Spoiling Our Lakes & Reservoirs with Their Poop (Gizmodo)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Oregon: Willamette River Is Cleanest It’s Been in Decades, City Says (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

California Invested Heavily in Solar Power – Now There’s So Much That Other States Are Sometimes Paid to Take It (Los Angeles Times, CA)

The Rise of Wind Energy Raises Questions about Its Reliability (National Public Radio)

President Trump Says ‘Beautiful’ Solar Panels Would Allow Mexico Border Wall to ‘Pay for Itself’ (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Not So Green: How the Weed Industry is a Glutton for Fossil Fuels (The Guardian, UK)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Seattle among 14 Cities to Post Deleted EPA Climate Data (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – DRIVING ON SUNSHINE

Seeding the Clouds - Should We Mess with Our Earth’s Climate? (Forbes Magazine)

Challenging the Idea That Electric Vehicles Are for the Rich (Northwest Public Radio)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

House Looks at Broadband Mapping, Definitions (Multichannel News)

We’re One Step Closer to Getting Cheaper, Faster Internet from Space (Washington Post)

Charter Promised More Broadband, Didn’t Deliver, Now Must Pay Fine (Ars Technica)

Girl Scouts to Offer Badge in Cyber Security Skills (USA Today)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Daily Report: The Power of Social Media in Holding Brands to Account (NY Times)

Facebook Is Testing Ways to Stop People from Stealing Profile Pictures (Washington Post)

Utility Customer Engagement Goes Digital (Utility Dive)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State Governor Calls Third Special Session as Government Shutdown Looms (Northwest Public Radio)

Washington State Republicans Join Democrats in Opposing President Trump’s Energy Budget Cuts (Northwest Public Radio)

Fed’s Interior Chief Wants to Shed 4,000 Employees in Department Shake-Up (Washington Post)

Russians Targeted 21 Election Systems, U-S Official Says (Reuters)

GENERAL NEWS

Summer Arrived Wednesday, But the Heat Will Arrive This Weekend (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Will the Budget Battle Spoil Fourth of July Fun in Washington State Parks? (Northwest Public Radio)

Pedestrian Pathway Improvements Proposed for Olympic Highway North (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Boeing Wins Hot Paris Jetliner Order Race (Reuters)

Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits over Lumber Size Description (USA Today)

Oregon Joins States Where Roadkill Can Be Harvested for Food (Associated Press)

REVISIONIST ROBOT REPORTER – DIVERSIONS

She Refused to Let One More Car Pass on the Shoulder - So Subaru Driver Rammed Jeep — Three Times

Sake City USA: How Portland Became the Japanese Rice Wine Capital of America

United Kingdom: Boys at Exeter Academy Wear Skirts in Uniform Protest

Robot Journalist Accidentally Reports on Earthquake from 1925

SONG OF THE DAY

Ella Fitzgerald - Heat Wave

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Energy News Digest for June 21, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Oregon State Energy Official Admits Taking Bribes: ‘I’m Dirty’ (Oregonian, Portland)

Columbia Generating Station Reconnects to Pacific Northwest Power Grid (Energy Northwest)

Debate Heats Up over Teaching Climate Change in U-S Schools (Associated Press)

State of Oregon Seeks Permit to Remove, Kill Sea Lions at Willamette Falls (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

Government Shutdown Looms as Washington Lawmakers Head for Third Special Session (Northwest Public Radio)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Oregon State Energy Official Admits Taking Bribes: ‘I’m Dirty’
  • Columbia Generating Station Reconnects to Pacific Northwest Power Grid
  • Groups Push Bonneville Power to Drop Transmission Fee & Encourage Wind Development in Montana
  • 38 Straight Years for Mason PUD 3 - Review by Washington State Auditor Shows High Standards in Finance, Operations
  • Perry Defends Proposed U-S Department of Energy Cuts, Baseload Review at House Hearing
  • U-S House Passes Tax Bill to Boost Nuclear Power
  • Yucca Mountain Funding a Bright Spot for Republicans, Trump’s Budget
  • Southwest U-S Heat Wave: Customers Consume Record-Breaking Electricity
  • Ohioans ‘Could Pay Higher Electricity Charges’ to Help Utility Credit Ratings
  • Op/Ed: Expanding Hydropower Opportunities
  • State of Oregon Seeks Permit to Remove, Kill Sea Lions at Willamette Falls
  • Salmon Harvest Impacts Northwest Culture
  • Fund to Aid Commercial Columbia River Gillnetters Never Tapped
  • Editorial: Fish Culverts Case Emits another Wake-Up Beep
  • Chehalis Man Arrested after Witnessed Driving through, Killing, Seagulls on Ocean Shores Beach
  • Report: Renewable Energy Is No Threat to Power Reliability
  • Big Companies Are America’s Hungriest Wind & Solar Power Users
  • Why Rising Temperatures Don’t Make Solar Power Rise
  • San Francisco Replacing Streetlights with Brighter, Energy-Efficient LEDs
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Offers Tips to High Energy Users during Summer Heat
  • Clark County Cannabis Market Booming
  • As Marijuana Comes Out of Black Market, Regulators Face Scrutiny
  • Debate Heats Up over Teaching Climate Change in U-S Schools
  • Judge Upholds California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standards
  • Op/Ed: Join the Electric Car Revolution
  • Three Class Actions Accuse CenturyLink of Billing Fraud
  • Small Business Claims Comcast’s Dirty Dealing Ruined It
  • Fed-Up with Your Cable Company? Consumer Reports Survey Confirms You Are Not Alone
  • Five Trends to Watch in Utility Customer Engagement
  • Facebook Ads & Metrics: New Research for Marketers
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings over Social Media
  • Government Shutdown Looms as Washington Lawmakers Head for Third Special Session
  • Revenue Projections for Washington State Are Slightly Up
  • $530,000 Stolen, PNNL Manager Claims Retaliation
  • The Evergreen State College President Describes How Protests ‘Blew Up’
  • EPA Just Gave Notice to Dozens of Scientific Advisory Board Members That Their Time Is Up
  • Warmer than Normal Weather Expected This Weekend
  • Eastern Washington Braces for Dust Storms, Wildfire Warnings
  • Heat Wave Hits Southwest U-S on First Day of Summer
  • Tropical Storm Cindy Threatens Gulf Coast with Heavy Rains
  • Washington State Agency Suggests Sites for Target Shooting in Tahuya State Forest
  • Mason County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady
  • Boeing Admits Its 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ Has No Future as Passenger Plane
WORD OF THE DAY

Riven • \RIV-enn\ • verb – 1a: to wrench open or tear apart or to pieces: rend b: to split with force or violence 2a: to divide into pieces: shatter b: fracture

The “Save the Sturgeon & Sea Lions” club was unfortunately riven by internal strife since their furry mascots started eating their other finned mascots. “This is truly a case of irony,” twittered the club secretary, Rosalinda Moonbeam.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Oregon State Energy Official Admits Taking Bribes: ‘I’m Dirty’ (Oregonian, Portland)

Columbia Generating Station Reconnects to Pacific Northwest Power Grid (Energy Northwest)

Groups Push Bonneville Power to Drop Transmission Fee & Encourage Wind Development in Montana (The Inlander, Spokane, WA)

38 Straight Years for Mason PUD 3 - Review by Washington State Auditor Shows High Standards in Finance, Operations (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Perry Defends Proposed U-S Department of Energy Cuts, Baseload Review at House Hearing (Utility Dive)

U-S House Passes Tax Bill to Boost Nuclear Power (Washington Examiner)

Yucca Mountain Funding a Bright Spot for Republicans, Trump’s Budget (Washington Examiner)

Southwest U-S Heat Wave: Customers Consume Record-Breaking Electricity (Associated Press)

Ohioans ‘Could Pay Higher Electricity Charges’ to Help Utility Credit Ratings (Columbus Business First, OH)
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2017/06/21/ohioans-could-pay-higher-electricity-charges-to.html

Op/Ed: Expanding Hydropower Opportunities (Springfield News-Leader, MO)

FISH & WILDLIFE

State of Oregon Seeks Permit to Remove, Kill Sea Lions at Willamette Falls (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

Salmon Harvest Impacts Northwest Culture “…You want to see our salmon come back? You lift those nets out of the Columbia…You’d be able to walk across the Clearwater on these fishes’ backs…” (The Daily Evergreen, WSU, Pullman, WA)

Fund to Aid Commercial Columbia River Gillnetters Never Tapped (KOIN-TV, Portland, OR)

Editorial: Fish Culverts Case Emits another Wake-Up Beep (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Chehalis Man Arrested after Witnessed Driving through, Killing, Seagulls on Ocean Shores Beach (KBKW Radio, Aberdeen, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Report: Renewable Energy Is No Threat to Power Reliability (Utility Dive)

Big Companies Are America’s Hungriest Wind & Solar Power Users (The Indian Express)

Why Rising Temperatures Don’t Make Solar Power Rise (SF Chronicle)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

San Francisco Replacing Streetlights with Brighter, Energy-Efficient LEDs (SF Chronicle)

Pacific Gas & Electric Offers Tips to High Energy Users during Summer Heat (KERO-TV, Bakersfield, CA)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Clark County Cannabis Market Booming (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

As Marijuana Comes Out of Black Market, Regulators Face Scrutiny (Associated Press)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Debate Heats Up over Teaching Climate Change in U-S Schools (Associated Press)

Judge Upholds California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (SF Chronicle)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – DRIVING ON SUNSHINE

Op/Ed: Join the Electric Car Revolution (Port Townsend Leader, WA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Three Class Actions Accuse CenturyLink of Billing Fraud (Courthouse News Service)

Small Business Claims Comcast’s Dirty Dealing Ruined It (Courthouse News Service)

Fed-Up with Your Cable Company? Consumer Reports Survey Confirms You Are Not Alone (USA Today)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Five Trends to Watch in Utility Customer Engagement (Utility Dive)

Facebook Ads & Metrics: New Research for Marketers (Social Media Examiner)

Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings over Social Media (NY Times)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Government Shutdown Looms as Washington Lawmakers Head for Third Special Session (Northwest Public Radio)

Revenue Projections for Washington State Are Slightly Up (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

$530,000 Stolen, PNNL Manager Claims Retaliation (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

The Evergreen State College President Describes How Protests ‘Blew Up’ (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

EPA Just Gave Notice to Dozens of Scientific Advisory Board Members That Their Time Is Up (Washington Post)

GENERAL NEWS – FROGS, BOILS, LOCUSTS, BURNING HAIL, ETC.

Warmer than Normal Weather Expected This Weekend (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Eastern Washington Braces for Dust Storms, Wildfire Warnings (Northwest Public Radio)

Heat Wave Hits Southwest U-S on First Day of Summer (ABC News)

Tropical Storm Cindy Threatens Gulf Coast with Heavy Rains (NY Times)

Washington State Agency Suggests Sites for Target Shooting in Tahuya State Forest (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Mason County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Boeing Admits Its 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ Has No Future as Passenger Plane (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

YEAR OF THE CAT – DIVERSIONS

New Study Shows Ancients Cats Traveled the World with Their Human Owners

Friendly Dog Photobombs Every Google Street View of Korean Island

What’s So Great about Walla Walla Sweet Onions?

The Rainbow Armpit Hair Trend Has Finally Arrived

SONG OF THE DAY

Van Morrison – Into the Mystic

Joe Cocker – Into the Mystic

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Energy News Digest for June 20, 2017 – Summer Begins at 9:24 Tonight

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Puget Sound Energy Fined $1.5 Million for Massive Greenwood Explosion (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Oregon Rivers See Historically Low Counts of Steelhead (Oregonian, Portland)

Lewis County: Flood Control Zone District Discusses Options for Chehalis River Dam (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

It's No Longer About Power Outages: Utilities Are Finding New Ways to Communicate with Their Consumers (Utility Dive)

Cable Lobby Tries to Stop State Investigations into Slow Broadband Speeds (Ars Technica)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Puget Sound Energy Fined $1.5 Million for Massive Greenwood Explosion
  • Bonneville Power Administration May Increase Electricity Rates 5.5 Percent
  • The Dalles Power Outages Caused by Programming Glitch
  • Carbon Attributes Discussed at Grant County PUD Meeting
  • Tri-Cities: Local Utilities Warn Customers of Telephone Scam
  • Kelly Urges Members to Be "At the Barricades" In Advocating for Public Power
  • Oregon Rivers See Historically Low Counts of Steelhead
  • Lewis County: Flood Control Zone District Discusses Options for Chehalis River Dam
  • Rocky Mountain Power Wants to Slash Wyoming PURPA Rates
  • Solar & Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More
  • California: It’s Really Hot. What You Need to Know About Staying Cool – And Saving Electricity
  • Utilities in Hot Water: Realizing the Benefits of Grid-Integrated Water Heaters
  • Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
  • Cable Lobby Tries to Stop State Investigations into Slow Broadband Speeds
  • Republican Party Data on 198 Million Voters Exposed Online
  • You're Sharing Your Cell Phone Number Too Frequently
  • Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment
  • It's No Longer About Power Outages: Utilities Are Finding New Ways to Communicate with Their Consumers
  • Coke Tweet Targeting Pittsburghers Uses Map of Philadelphia
  • Washington State Senate Committee to Hold Work Session on Public Safety at the Evergreen State College
  • U-S Senator Lisa Murkowski: Congress Will Ignore Most of President Trump's Cuts to Interior Department
  • Former Washington State Senator Benton’s Fed Promotion Came with a Pay Cut
  • When Remote Work Backfires, This Is Usually Why
  • Hood Canal District Considering a New High School
  • Results of Shelton’s Railroad Avenue Study Released
  • Dying Sword Ferns in Washington State Park Mystify Experts
  • Got a Drone for Dad’s Day? There’s an Angry Buzz about Where to Fly Them
  • Chicken May Get More Expensive Because Birds Are Too Old & Fat to Breed
WORD OF THE DAY

Ennui • \on-WEE\ • noun – A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction: boredom.

Bartholomew was tired and cranky. He wasn’t sure if his lack of initiative and general boredom on that lazy Sunday afternoon was due to a general sense of ennui…or the fact that he had just survived a compulsory “Charles in Charge” marathon at the home of his boss, Charles. “Scott Baio,” he muttered. “Bah”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Puget Sound Energy Fined $1.5 Million for Massive Greenwood Explosion (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Bonneville Power Administration May Increase Electricity Rates 5.5 Percent (Longview Daily News, WA)

The Dalles Power Outages Caused by Programming Glitch (The Dalles Chronicle, OR)

Carbon Attributes Discussed at Grant County PUD Meeting (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Tri-Cities: Local Utilities Warn Customers of Telephone Scam (KNDO/KNDU,-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Kelly Urges Members to Be "At the Barricades" In Advocating for Public Power (American Public Power Association)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Oregon Rivers See Historically Low Counts of Steelhead (Oregonian, Portland)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Lewis County: Flood Control Zone District Discusses Options for Chehalis River Dam (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Rocky Mountain Power Wants to Slash Wyoming PURPA Rates (Utility Dive)

Solar & Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More (Fast Company)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

California: It’s Really Hot. What You Need to Know About Staying Cool – And Saving Electricity (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Utilities in Hot Water: Realizing the Benefits of Grid-Integrated Water Heaters (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal (NY Times)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Cable Lobby Tries to Stop State Investigations into Slow Broadband Speeds (Ars Technica)

Republican Party Data on 198 Million Voters Exposed Online (USA Today)

You're Sharing Your Cell Phone Number Too Frequently (USA Today)

Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment (NY Times)

MARKETING & MEDIA

It's No Longer About Power Outages: Utilities Are Finding New Ways to Communicate with Their Consumers (Utility Dive)

Coke Tweet Targeting Pittsburghers Uses Map of Philadelphia (Associated Press)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State Senate Committee to Hold Work Session on Public Safety at the Evergreen State College (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

U-S Senator Lisa Murkowski: Congress Will Ignore Most of President Trump's Cuts to Interior Department (Washington Examiner)

Former Washington State Senator Benton’s Fed Promotion Came with a Pay Cut (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

When Remote Work Backfires, This Is Usually Why (Fast Company)

GENERAL NEWS

Hood Canal District Considering a New High School (Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Results of Shelton’s Railroad Avenue Study Released (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Dying Sword Ferns in Washington State Park Mystify Experts (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Got a Drone for Dad’s Day? There’s an Angry Buzz about Where to Fly Them (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Chicken May Get More Expensive Because Birds Are Too Old & Fat to Breed (Consumerist)

BAG O’BUCKS – DIVERSIONS

Couple Retrieves Nearly $100,000 Accidentally Donated to Goodwill

Pet Squirrel That Foiled Idaho Home Burglary Returns to Wild

Finding Hitler: Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

Mattel Makes Over Ken Doll Line – Man Bun, Cornrows, Nerd, Diverse

SONG OF THE DAY

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

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