Monday, November 20, 2017

Energy News Digest for November 20, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Dirty Deals: How Oregon Let Its Clean Energy Program Enrich Rule Breakers (Oregonian, Portland)

A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets the Go-Ahead (Northwest Public Radio)

Study: Seal & Sea Lions’ Strong Revival Eats Into Salmon Harvest, Orca Recovery (Oregonian, Portland)

The Public Paid $14 Million for an Idaho Hatchery — All Its Fish Have Been Dying (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Owners: Coal-Fired Montana Power Plant Losing Money, May Be Closed (Associated Press)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets the Go-Ahead
  • Owners: Coal-Fired Montana Power Plant Losing Money, May Be Closed
  • British Columbia Utilities Commission Admits Mistakes in Peace River Dam Report – Says Conclusions Still Valid
  • No Rate Hike from Northern Wasco PUD
  • On Hydro, British Columbia Premier John Horgan Borrows a Trick from the Liberal Repertoire
  • Editorial: Let’s Lead on Clean Energy
  • Puerto Rico Power Director Ricardo Ramos Resigns amid Whitefish Contract Scandal
  • Lawsuit Accuses Utilities of Jacking up Natural Gas Prices
  • Mississippi Utilities Seek Higher Rates as Gas Prices Rise
  • Does C-C-A Spell the End of the Regulated Electric Utility In California?
  • Meet Community Choice Aggregation, Public Power’s First Cousin
  • Link between Growth in Economic Activity & Electricity Use Is Changing Around the World
  • Study: Seal & Sea Lions’ Strong Revival Eats Into Salmon Harvest, Orca Recovery
  • The Public Paid $14 Million for an Idaho Hatchery — All Its Fish Have Been Dying
  • Northwest Power & Conservation Council Directs Cost Efficiency Savings to More Funds for Hatchery, Fish Diversion Improvements
  • Op/Ed: Lawsuits Meant to Help Fish Are Actually Hurting Them
  • Washington State Delays Dungeness Crab Season
  • Congress: Herrera Beutler Seeks Aid for Fishery Disasters
  • How a Few Small Investments Can Lower Your Water Bill
  • Dirty Deals: How Oregon Let Its Clean Energy Program Enrich Rule Breakers
  • Mason PUD 3 Lifts Moratorium on Solar Incentive Program
  • U-S House Cuts Wind Power Incentives, Putting Sector’s Fate in Senate Hands
  • Study Finds Carbon Emissions Increase When Land Is Converted Into Crops for Ethanol
  • Researcher Says ‘Radical Farming Ideas’ Could Trap More Carbon Dioxide in Soil
  • Idaho Businesses, Industry, Agencies, Other Groups Come Together at ‘Climate Summit’
  • Paid Vacation For Bad Weather? Businesses Consider Adding Policies to Grant ‘Climate Leave’
  • Washington State Has 10th Highest Rate of Cybercrime in U-S
  • What It’s Like to Go Inside a Data Center That Generates $4 Trillion in Business Every Day
  • Small Cells Hold Promise for Rural Broadband
  • Germany Bans Children’s Smart Watches with Listening App
  • Brands Have No Idea How to Deal with Being Caught in a Political Firestorm
  • Washington State Legislature Argues Most Records Exempt Under Law
  • Washington State Revenues up $319 Million
  • Is There Room for a Political Center in Washington State?
  • Early Pacific Northwest Snowpack Threatened by Temps ‘Zooming Up’
  • Oakland Bay: Don’t Be Shocked When This Body of Water Turns Red
  • Huge Waves Drench Cars on Ferry Headed to Anacortes
  • Mortified Mom of Teen Charged in Eagle Creek Fire Speaks: ‘This is a Trauma for Him’
  • Mass Killer, Cult Leader Charles Manson Dies at 83
WORD OF THE DAY

Svengali ● \sven-GAWL-lee\ ● Noun –A person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another.

“Now, quack like a duck,” the sideshow hypnotist barked at his dazed subject. His Svengali-like powers pulled a weak clucking that belied the full-throated quacking of the early show. Seeing as the real duck was on a smoke break, the chicken understudy was just not up to the task.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets the Go-Ahead (Northwest Public Radio)

Owners: Coal-Fired Montana Power Plant Losing Money, May Be Closed (Associated Press)

British Columbia Utilities Commission Admits Mistakes in Peace River Dam Report – Says Conclusions Still Valid (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

No Rate Hike from Northern Wasco PUD (The Dalles Chronicle, OR)

On Hydro, British Columbia Premier John Horgan Borrows a Trick from the Liberal Repertoire (Globe & Mail, Canada)

Editorial: Let’s Lead on Clean Energy (Vancouver Columbian, WA – Um, we do…)

Puerto Rico Power Director Ricardo Ramos Resigns amid Whitefish Contract Scandal (Utility Dive)

Lawsuit Accuses Utilities of Jacking up Natural Gas Prices (Associated Press)

Mississippi Utilities Seek Higher Rates as Gas Prices Rise (Utility Dive)

Does C-C-A Spell the End of the Regulated Electric Utility In California? (Utility Dive)

Meet Community Choice Aggregation, Public Power’s First Cousin (American Public Power Association)

Link between Growth in Economic Activity & Electricity Use Is Changing Around the World (U-S Energy Information Administration)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Study: Seal & Sea Lions’ Strong Revival Eats Into Salmon Harvest, Orca Recovery (Oregonian, Portland)

The Public Paid $14 Million for an Idaho Hatchery — All Its Fish Have Been Dying (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Northwest Power & Conservation Council Directs Cost Efficiency Savings to More Funds for Hatchery, Fish Diversion Improvements (Columbia Basin Bulletin)

Op/Ed: Lawsuits Meant to Help Fish Are Actually Hurting Them (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Washington State Delays Dungeness Crab Season (Associated Press)

Congress: Herrera Beutler Seeks Aid for Fishery Disasters (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

How a Few Small Investments Can Lower Your Water Bill (USA Today)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Dirty Deals: How Oregon Let Its Clean Energy Program Enrich Rule Breakers (Oregonian, Portland)

Mason PUD 3 Lifts Moratorium on Solar Incentive Program (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

U-S House Cuts Wind Power Incentives, Putting Sector’s Fate in Senate Hands (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Study Finds Carbon Emissions Increase When Land Is Converted Into Crops for Ethanol (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Researcher Says ‘Radical Farming Ideas’ Could Trap More Carbon Dioxide in Soil (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Idaho Businesses, Industry, Agencies, Other Groups Come Together at ‘Climate Summit’ (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Paid Vacation For Bad Weather? Businesses Consider Adding Policies to Grant ‘Climate Leave’ (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Washington State Has 10th Highest Rate of Cybercrime in U-S (Washington State Wire, Olympia, WA)
https://washingtonstatewire.com/washington-10th-highest-rate-cybercrime-us/

What It’s Like to Go Inside a Data Center That Generates $4 Trillion in Business Every Day (AdWeek)

Small Cells Hold Promise for Rural Broadband (Rome News-Tribune, GA – That is, if they are connected to fiber, have power, are on a pole, & are spaced every 500 to 1,500 feet)

Germany Bans Children’s Smart Watches with Listening App (Associated Press)

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & MEDIA

Brands Have No Idea How to Deal with Being Caught in a Political Firestorm (Mashable)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State Legislature Argues Most Records Exempt Under Law (Associated Press)

Washington State Revenues up $319 Million (Associated Press)

Is There Room for a Political Center in Washington State? Ex-Officials – A Democrat & a Republican – Start New Group to Find Out (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

GENERAL NEWS

Early Pacific Northwest Snowpack Threatened by Temps ‘Zooming Up’ (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Oakland Bay: Don’t Be Shocked When This Body of Water Turns Red (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Huge Waves Drench Cars on Ferry Headed to Anacortes (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Mortified Mom of Teen Charged in Eagle Creek Fire Speaks: ‘This is a Trauma for Him’ (Oregonian, Portland)

Mass Killer, Cult Leader Charles Manson Dies at 83 (Reuters)

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY – DIVERSIONS

Lawsuit: Couple Detained After Hibiscus Mistaken For Pot

Investigators: D.B. Cooper Letter Confirms Suspect, FBI Cover-Up

A Time Capsule, Long Forgotten at the Space Needle, Is Found

Longtime Country Singer, Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies

SONG OF THE DAY

Mel Tillis – Good Woman Blues

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Energy News Digest for November 15, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Legislature Still Failing to Fund Basic Education (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Wave of Lawsuits Blames Pacific Gas & Electric for Deadly California Fires (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show (Washington Post)

Avista Agrees to Buy Power from Spokane’s Trash Incinerator for Five More Years (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Have Disappeared from Puget Sound; Legal Fight Begins ((Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Wave of Lawsuits Blames Pacific Gas & Electric for Deadly California Fires
  • Puerto Rican Officials Just Got Grilled by Congress over the Whitefish Electricity Contract
  • Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show
  • British Columbia Grapples With Fate of Peace River Dam as Ministers Head North for Consultations
  • Proposed Newport Smelter Draws Praise, Criticism
  • Cheney Light to Pass along Bonneville Power Administration Increase
  • Chelan PUD Drones Doing Survey Work Wednesday
  • ‘Bonneville Lock & Dam’ Author ‘Had the Best Dam Job’
  • Northern Wasco PUD Volunteer Day Proves Successful
  • NERC: Growing Gas Reliance Demands New Planning Strategies
  • Escaped Atlantic Salmon Have Disappeared from Puget Sound; Legal Fight Begins
  • Protesters Vow to Continue British Columbia Fish Farm Protest amid Court Action
  • ‘Blob’ Gone But Not Forgotten by Scientists Studying Decline in Fish Stocks
  • Yakama Nation Demands Accountability for Columbia River Sewage Spills
  • Chehalis Looks to Improve Development through Flood Mitigation
  • Avista Agrees to Buy Power from Spokane’s Trash Incinerator for Five More Years
  • Inside SolarWorld’s Leaner, But Just as Mean, Hillsboro Operation
  • 60-Day Clock Starts for President Trump to Decide on Solar Panel Tariffs
  • Light at the End of GE’s Tunnel? Lighting, More, May Be Gone
  • The Window Air-Conditioner: Should It Stay or Go?
  • Advanced Metering: Making the Most of Connectivity for a Modern Grid
  • Benton County Passes Moratorium on New Pot Production, Processing
  • Oregon, Washington Join North American Agreement on Climate Change
  • The White House Tried to Host a Pro-Coal Event at a Climate Summit. It Didn’t Go Well.
  • Grant PUD Will Continue Building Fiber Network
  • Plugging Into the Gig Economy, From Home with a Headset
  • Washington State Supreme Court Rules Legislature Still Failing to Fund Basic Education
  • Former Washington State Auditor Once Again on Trial for Money Laundering
  • Democrats Appoint Committee Chairmanships Following Switch of Washington State Senate Control
  • Seattle City Council Rejects Head Tax on City’s Largest Businesses
  • Shelton Police Chief: Two Fired Officers Failed to Take Responsibility for Actions in Man’s Beating
  • Flood Warning Continues for Skokomish
  • Parts of Camas Paper Mill to Shut Down; At Least 280 Jobs to Be Lost
  • Alaska Airlines to Halt Flights to Cuba
  • Shelton Bowlers Stay Undefeated With Win over Aberdeen
  • Holiday Tree Permits are Available for Olympic National Forest
WORD OF THE DAY- HORRIBLE HAIKU

Sodality • \soe-DALL-uh-tee\ • Noun - 1: brotherhood, community 2: an organized society or fellowship; specifically: a devotional or charitable association of Roman Catholic laity

Pull together folks
Public Power sodality
We are the greenest


ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Wave of Lawsuits Blames Pacific Gas & Electric for Deadly California Fires (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Puerto Rican Officials Just Got Grilled by Congress over the Whitefish Electricity Contract (BuzzFeed News)

Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show (Washington Post)

British Columbia Grapples With Fate of Peace River Dam as Ministers Head North for Consultations (Globe & Mail, Canada)

Proposed Newport Smelter Draws Praise, Criticism (Spokane Public Radio)

Cheney Light to Pass along Bonneville Power Administration Increase (Cheney Free Press, WA)

Chelan PUD Drones Doing Survey Work Wednesday (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

‘Bonneville Lock & Dam’ Author ‘Had the Best Dam Job’ (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Northern Wasco PUD Volunteer Day Proves Successful (The Dalles Chronicle, OR)

NERC: Growing Gas Reliance Demands New Planning Strategies (Utility Dive)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Have Disappeared from Puget Sound; Legal Fight Begins ((Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Protesters Vow to Continue British Columbia Fish Farm Protest amid Court Action (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Blob’ Gone But Not Forgotten by Scientists Studying Decline in Fish Stocks (Victoria Times Colonist, BC)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Yakama Nation Demands Accountability for Columbia River Sewage Spills (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Chehalis Looks to Improve Development through Flood Mitigation (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Avista Agrees to Buy Power from Spokane’s Trash Incinerator for Five More Years (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Inside SolarWorld’s Leaner, But Just as Mean, Hillsboro Operation (Portland Business Journal, OR)

60-Day Clock Starts for President Trump to Decide on Solar Panel Tariffs (Utility Dive)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Light at the End of GE’s Tunnel? Lighting, More, May Be Gone (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

The Window Air-Conditioner: Should It Stay or Go? (NY Times)

Advanced Metering: Making the Most of Connectivity for a Modern Grid (Advanced Energy Economy)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Benton County Passes Moratorium on New Pot Production, Processing (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Oregon, Washington Join North American Agreement on Climate Change (Northwest Public Radio)

The White House Tried to Host a Pro-Coal Event at a Climate Summit. It Didn’t Go Well. ((Forbes Magazine)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Grant PUD Will Continue Building Fiber Network (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Plugging Into the Gig Economy, From Home with a Headset (NY Times)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Legislature Still Failing to Fund Basic Education (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Former Washington State Auditor Once Again on Trial for Money Laundering (Northwest Public Radio)

Democrats Appoint Committee Chairmanships Following Switch of Washington State Senate Control (Washington State Wire)

Seattle City Council Rejects Head Tax on City’s Largest Businesses (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

GENERAL NEWS

Shelton Police Chief: Two Fired Officers Failed to Take Responsibility for Actions in Man’s Beating (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Flood Warning Continues for Skokomish (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Parts of Camas Paper Mill to Shut Down; At Least 280 Jobs to Be Lost (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Alaska Airlines to Halt Flights to Cuba (Associated Press)

Shelton Bowlers Stay Undefeated With Win over Aberdeen (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Holiday Tree Permits are Available for Olympic National Forest (Thurston Talk, Olympia, WA)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Huge Chinook Salmon Intercepted Swimming Upriver Is One for the Ages

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace & Refuge

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

Cockatoos Chewing Up Australia’s Broadband Network

SONG OF THE DAY

The O’jays – I Love Music

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Energy News Digest for November 9, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

McMorris Rodgers Bill Speeding Up Hydropower Dam Licensing Clears U-S House (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Environmental Groups to Sue Corps over Willamette River Fish Passage Shortfalls (HydroWorld)

End May Be Nearing for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant (SF Chronicle)

Hood Canal Communications Receives Grant to Expand Broadband to Lake Cushman (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA

Developers of Shelton Hill Business Park ‘Optimistic’ About Progress (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • McMorris Rodgers Bill Speeding Up Hydropower Dam Licensing Clears U-S House
  • Hydropowering Through
  • End May Be Nearing for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
  • Jefferson PUD Proposes 2018 Rate Increases
  • Chelan PUD Commissioners Direct Staff to Move Forward with Chelan Substation Site
  • Pacific Gas & Electric’s Vegetation Management Program under New Scrutiny after Wine Country Fires
  • Kim Thompson Named Vice President of Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Efficiency Program
  • Environmental Groups to Sue Corps over Willamette River Fish Passage Shortfalls
  • Film ‘Memory of Fish’ Documents Hope for Post-Dam Recovery of Elwha River Fishery
  • Wahkiakum PUD Considering Acquisition of Water System in Skamokawa
  • Solving the Pacific Northwest’s Energy Storage Puzzle
  • Tree-Hugging Turbines? Try Cut-Throat Capitalism
  • Why Is America Wasting So Much Energy?
  • Oregon Congressman Blumenauer to Use PAC to Target Anti-Pot Legislators
  • California Governor Delivers a Blunt Climate Change Message in Germany
  • Wind & Solar Power Advance – Carbon Refuses to Retreat
  • We Can Brighten Clouds to Reflect Heat & Reduce Global Warming – Should We?
  • This Electric Highway Powers Trucks without Recharging
  • Hood Canal Communications Receives Grant to Expand Broadband to Lake Cushman
  • Sorry, Comcast: Voters Say “Yes” to City-Run Broadband in Colorado
  • Awards Recognize Excellence in Public Power Communications
  • Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter
  • Your Employee Flipped Off the President–What Happens Next?
  • Thursday’s Mason County Vote Count Showing Dorcy Leading by Ten for Shelton Commission – No Votes Left Outstanding
  • With Manka Dhingra’s Washington State Senate Win, Democrats Plot Ambitious Course in Olympia
  • Kshama Sawant Wants City of Seattle to Double Proposed Head Tax on Business
  • Developers of Shelton Hill Business Park ‘Optimistic’ About Progress
  • Mason General Hospital Unveils Plans for $35 Million Medical Office Building
  • Pacific: A Washington State County That Went for Trump Is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing
  • Hoh Rain Forest: Lessons in Stillness from One of the Quietest Places on Earth
WORD OF THE DAY – HORRIBLE HAIKU

Serendipity • \sair-un-DIP-uh-tee\ • noun - The faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also: an instance of this.

Serendipity
Dorito with extra “cheese”
A tasty tidbit

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

McMorris Rodgers Bill Speeding Up Hydropower Dam Licensing Clears U-S House (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Hydropowering Through (Politico)

End May Be Nearing for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant (SF Chronicle)

Jefferson PUD Proposes 2018 Rate Increases (Port Townsend Leader)

Chelan PUD Commissioners Direct Staff to Move Forward with Chelan Substation Site (Lake Chelan Mirror, WA)

Pacific Gas & Electric’s Vegetation Management Program under New Scrutiny after Wine Country Fires (San Francisco Business Times, CA)

Kim Thompson Named Vice President of Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Efficiency Program (Bonneville Power Administration)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Environmental Groups to Sue Corps over Willamette River Fish Passage Shortfalls (HydroWorld)

Film ‘Memory of Fish’ Documents Hope for Post-Dam Recovery of Elwha River Fishery (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Wahkiakum PUD Considering Acquisition of Water System in Skamokawa (Wahkiakum County Eagle, Cathlamet, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Solving the Pacific Northwest’s Energy Storage Puzzle (Northwest Public Radio)

Tree-Hugging Turbines? Try Cut-Throat Capitalism (Bloomberg News)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Why Is America Wasting So Much Energy? (NY Times)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Oregon Congressman Blumenauer to Use PAC to Target Anti-Pot Legislators (KOIN-TV, Portland, OR)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

California Governor Delivers a Blunt Climate Change Message in Germany (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Wind & Solar Power Advance – Carbon Refuses to Retreat (NY Times)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

We Can Brighten Clouds to Reflect Heat & Reduce Global Warming – Should We? (Sacramento Bee, CA)

This Electric Highway Powers Trucks without Recharging (Fast Company)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Hood Canal Communications Receives Grant to Expand Broadband to Lake Cushman (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA

Sorry, Comcast: Voters Say “Yes” to City-Run Broadband in Colorado (Ars Technica)

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & MEDIA

Awards Recognize Excellence in Public Power Communications (American Public Power Association)

Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter (NY Times)

Your Employee Flipped Off the President–What Happens Next? (Fast Company)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Thursday’s Mason County Vote Count Showing Dorcy Leading by Ten for Shelton Commission – No Votes Left Outstanding (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

With Manka Dhingra’s Washington State Senate Win, Democrats Plot Ambitious Course in Olympia (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Kshama Sawant Wants City of Seattle to Double Proposed Head Tax on Business (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

GENERAL NEWS

Developers of Shelton Hill Business Park ‘Optimistic’ About Progress (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Mason General Hospital Unveils Plans for $35 Million Medical Office Building (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Pacific: A Washington State County That Went for Trump Is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Hoh Rain Forest: Lessons in Stillness from One of the Quietest Places on Earth (NY Times)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Woman Accused of Swapping Barcodes at Walmart – Paid Only $3.70 for $1,800 Worth of Electronics

Hey! A Baboon Took My Golf Ball!

Drivers Get Turkeys Instead of Traffic Tickets in Montana

New Jersey Diner Adding Gratuities to Kids’ Bills

SONG OF THE DAY

Steve Miller Band – Take the Money & Run

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