Thursday, March 23, 2017

Energy News Digest for March 23, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Mason County Sheriff’s SWAT Responds to Phony Report of Shootings (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Inslee to Talk about Climate Change at United Nations (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Tacoma Public Utilities Board Offers Revamped Plan for Power Rate Hikes (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Oregon Solar Aims to Provide Ten Percent of State’s Electricity by 2027 (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Poor Sanitation, Safety Targeted In Federal Bill to Improve Columbia River Tribal Fishing Sites (Oregonian, Portland)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Tacoma Public Utilities Board Offers Revamped Plan for Power Rate Hikes
  • New Hermiston Substation Expected to Decrease Power Failures
  • Chelan PUD Studies Building Upgrades
  • Op/Ed: Energy Northwest – Safe, Reliable Power Generation
  • Satire: Avista Profits Can Buy Lots of Reddy Kilowatt Accessories
  • Poor Sanitation, Safety Targeted In Federal Bill to Improve Columbia River Tribal Fishing Sites
  • Still No Answers as British Columbia Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Continues
  • Shoals of Goldfish Starving Out Rivals in Munich
  • Columbia River Mystery Sheen Identified as Biodiesel
  • California: Forest Service Demolishes Silverado Canyon Dams Despite Protests
  • Oregon Solar Aims to Provide Ten Percent of State’s Electricity by 2027
  • Montana: Wind Farms Trying to Come to Big Timber
  • Utah Governor Signs Bill to Phase Out Solar Tax Credit
  • Fire Safety Issues Dog Battery Storage Growth in New York City, Slowing Deployment
  • California Bills Propose ‘Clean Peak’ Standard to Boost Renewables Deployment
  • Centralia Coal Transition Weatherization Board Supports Lewis County PUD Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Three Upgrades to Help Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
  • Pacific Northwest Marijuana Investment Network Set to Launch
  • Illinois Lawmakers Propose Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
  • Inslee to Talk about Climate Change at United Nations
  • Arctic Sea Ice Dips to Record Low for Winter
  • Seattle Joins Effort to Press for Production of Electric Heavy-Duty Vehicles for City Fleets
  • Ouch: Looking for Innovation? Tennessee Is Among the Last Places You Should Look, According to This Study
  • The FCC’s $300 Million Broadband Map Is Stuck in Useless Limbo
  • 17,000 AT&T Workers in California & Nevada Go on Strike
  • Why You Should Care About the Supreme Court Case on Toner Cartridges
  • Google’s YouTube Crisis Spreads to U-S as AT&T & Verizon Pull Ad Dollars
  • Popular Social Media Apps & How Teens & Tweens Are Using Them
  • Proposed Washington State Law Blocks Criminal History from Job Applications
  • Shelton Finance Director Sheds Light on City Debt
  • Six Pieces of Advice for Women in Energy & Environment
  • Mason County Sheriff’s SWAT Responds to Phony Report of Shootings
  • Two-Year Closure of Highway 8/Highway 108 Intersection in McCleary Starts Soon
  • Washington State Unemployment at Its Lowest in Nine Years
  • Mason County Commissioners Dub Rehabilitated Islet at Island Lake as Smith Island
  • Alaska Airlines to Drop Virgin America Name & Logo
  • Far-Fetched as They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving in the Pacific Northwest
  • Oregon Teens Buy Fake Gold Bars, Sell as Real Thing to Duped Customers
WORD OF THE DAY

Repartee • \rep-er-TEE\ • noun - 1a: a quick & witty reply *b: a succession or interchange of clever retorts: amusing & usually light sparring with words 2: adroitness & cleverness in reply

I will leave today’s discussion to Merriam-Webster:

One person often noted for her repartee was Dorothy Parker, writer and legendary member of the Algonquin Round Table. Upon hearing that Calvin Coolidge had died, she replied, “How can they tell?”

The taciturn Coolidge did not have a reputation for being the life of the party. He came out with a particularly famous repartee. When a dinner guest approached him and told him she had bet someone she could get him to say more than two words, he replied, “You lose.”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Tacoma Public Utilities Board Offers Revamped Plan for Power Rate Hikes (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – Paywall Advisory)

New Hermiston Substation Expected to Decrease Power Failures (East Oregonian, Pendleton)

Chelan PUD Studies Building Upgrades (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

Op/Ed: Energy Northwest – Safe, Reliable Power Generation (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Satire: Avista Profits Can Buy Lots of Reddy Kilowatt Accessories (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Poor Sanitation, Safety Targeted In Federal Bill to Improve Columbia River Tribal Fishing Sites (Oregonian, Portland)

Still No Answers as British Columbia Oyster Norovirus Outbreak Continues (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Shoals of Goldfish Starving Out Rivals in Munich (British Broadcasting Corporation)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Columbia River Mystery Sheen Identified as Biodiesel (North Central Washington Life, East Wenatchee, WA)

California: Forest Service Demolishes Silverado Canyon Dams Despite Protests (Los Angeles Times, CA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Oregon Solar Aims to Provide Ten Percent of State’s Electricity by 2027 (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Montana: Wind Farms Trying to Come to Big Timber (KFBB-TV, Great Falls, MT)

Utah Governor Signs Bill to Phase Out Solar Tax Credit (Utility Dive)

Fire Safety Issues Dog Battery Storage Growth in New York City, Slowing Deployment (Utility Dive)

California Bills Propose ‘Clean Peak’ Standard to Boost Renewables Deployment (Utility Dive)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Centralia Coal Transition Weatherization Board Supports Lewis County PUD Energy Efficiency Programs (Lewis County PUD, Chehalis, WA)

Three Upgrades to Help Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Pacific Northwest Marijuana Investment Network Set to Launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

Illinois Lawmakers Propose Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana (Consumerist)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Inslee to Talk about Climate Change at United Nations (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Arctic Sea Ice Dips to Record Low for Winter (Associated Press)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – DRIVING ON SUNSHINE

Seattle Joins Effort to Press for Production of Electric Heavy-Duty Vehicles for City Fleets (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Ouch: Looking for Innovation? Tennessee Is Among the Last Places You Should Look, According to This Study (Nashville Business Journal, TN)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The FCC’s $300 Million Broadband Map Is Stuck in Useless Limbo (Broadband Reports)

17,000 AT&T Workers in California & Nevada Go on Strike (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Why You Should Care About the Supreme Court Case on Toner Cartridges (Consumerist)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Google’s YouTube Crisis Spreads to U-S as AT&T & Verizon Pull Ad Dollars (Chicago Business Journal, IL)

Popular Social Media Apps & How Teens & Tweens Are Using Them (Xooloo)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Proposed Washington State Law Blocks Criminal History from Job Applications (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Shelton Finance Director Sheds Light on City Debt (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Six Pieces of Advice for Women in Energy & Environment (American Public Power Association)

GENERAL NEWS

Mason County Sheriff’s SWAT Responds to Phony Report of Shootings (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Two-Year Closure of Highway 8/Highway 108 Intersection in McCleary Starts Soon (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Washington State Unemployment at Its Lowest in Nine Years (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Mason County Commissioners Dub Rehabilitated Islet at Island Lake as Smith Island (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Alaska Airlines to Drop Virgin America Name & Logo (Associated Press)

Far-Fetched as They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Oregon Teens Buy Fake Gold Bars, Sell as Real Thing to Duped Customers (Oregonian, Portland)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

PHOTOS: National Puppy Day!

Chuck Barris, Producer & Personality of ‘Gong Show’ Fame, Dies at 87

Awkward: Kristi Yamaguchi Tweets ‘Break a Leg’ to Nancy Kerrigan

Ex-Postal Worker Admits Scamming $1.2 M in Federal Benefits

SONG OF THE DAY

Lobo – Me & You and a Dog Named Boo

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Energy News Digest for March 22, 2017 – Hot Shots Edition

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SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS




HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP STORIES

Flood Warning Continues on Columbia River at Vancouver (Oregonian, Portland)

Tacoma Public Utilities Customers Fight Rate Hikes (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Happy 76th Anniversary: Electric Generators at Grand Coulee Dam Go Online for the First Time March 22, 1941 (HistoryLink)

Water for Fish, Farms, & People (Northwest Power & Conservation Council)

Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California Expected to Increase Hydro Generation in 2017 (U-S Energy Information Administration)

SmartHub Available to Benton PUD Customers (KNDO/KNDU,-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Fifteen Winners Emerge in Oregon's Hotly Contested Solar Incentive Derby (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Clallam County: Electrocuted Bird Dubbed Sparky ‘Acting More Like an Eagle Every Day’ (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Mason County Sheriff’s Office: Overall Crime Numbers Decline in Mason County (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Judge Convicts Four Malheur Occupiers of Misdemeanor Charges (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Weston Appointed to Hospital Board as Trucksess Retires (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Energy News Digest for March 21, 2017

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SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS



HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

PacifiCorp Says Smarter Use of Coal Is Cleaning Up Its Grid (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Washington State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1 Million over Safety Violations (Associated Press)

Big Wind Development Returning to Gilliam County, Oregon with a Mystery Power Buyer (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Oregon Backs Off Hard Stand, Curtails Some Gillnetting on Columbia River (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Washington State GOP Senators Propose Two-Year Budget with No General Tax Increase (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • PacifiCorp Says Smarter Use of Coal Is Cleaning Up Its Grid
  • Washington State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1 Million over Safety Violations
  • British Columbia Government Says Peace River Hydroelectric Project Surpasses 2,000 Workers
  • President’s Budget Proposal Includes Elimination of LIHEAP Funding
  • Two Ohio Coal-Fired Plants to Close, Deepening Industry Decline
  • Arizona Public Service Details How It Spent $10 Million on Elections
  • Oregon Backs Off Hard Stand, Curtails Some Gillnetting on Columbia River
  • 600,000 Chinook Fry Lost at Nez Perce’s Kooskia Hatchery
  • Rusty Patched Bumblebee Joins Endangered Species List
  • Skagit PUD: Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Look at Their Water Supply
  • Big Wind Development Returning to Gilliam County, Oregon with a Mystery Power Buyer
  • Avista Seeks Proposals for a Second Solar Energy Project
  • Google: Majority of U-S Rooftops Could Support Solar Power
  • Olympia Senior Raises Money for Hemp-Insulated Tiny House Project
  • Department of Energy Secretary Perry Extends Freeze on Energy Efficiency Rules into Fall
  • Washington State: A Big Thing Marijuana Opponents Warned You About Is Definitely Not Happening
  • California Bill Seeks to Extend Cap-And-Trade Program
  • Forests & Energy: Using Wood to Fuel a Sustainable, Green Economy
  • Google Fiber Installs Are Being Cancelled in Kansas City
  • In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018
  • Wi-Fi on Wheels: Google Helps Students Get Online, On the Go
  • Sharers Rather Than Authors More Important on Social Media
  • How to Maximize Your Facebook Reach
  • Twitter Is Opening Up Live Video to All Users to Take on Facebook
  • Washington State GOP Senators Propose Two-Year Budget with No General Tax Increase
  • White House Issues Gag Order to Officials on Federal Budget Details
  • State Patrol: Three Injured In Head-On SR 3 Collision – Closed Highway for Hours
  • Boeing Stays True to Its Plan, Lays Off Everett Workers
  • City of Shelton Joins with Mason Conservation District for Services
  • Women’s NCAA: Kelsey Plum Scores 38 as Washington Races Past Oklahoma
  • Face Recognition Flushes Out China's Toilet Paper Crooks
HAPPY WORLD POETRY DAY – WORD OF THE DAY

Coo ● \koo\ ● Verb – 1:  to make the low soft cry of a dove or pigeon or a similar sound 2:  to talk fondly, amorously, or appreciatively.

Soft is dove’s spring song
Sweet coo rouses me from sleep
Day’s promise foretold

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

PacifiCorp Says Smarter Use of Coal Is Cleaning Up Its Grid (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Washington State Fines Cascade Natural Gas $1 Million over Safety Violations (Associated Press)

British Columbia Government Says Peace River Hydroelectric Project Surpasses 2,000 Workers (Victoria Times Colonist, BC)

President’s Budget Proposal Includes Elimination of LIHEAP Funding (American Public Power Association)

Two Ohio Coal-Fired Plants to Close, Deepening Industry Decline (Reuters)

Arizona Public Service Details How It Spent $10 Million on Elections (Arizona Daily Star, Tucson)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Oregon Backs Off Hard Stand, Curtails Some Gillnetting on Columbia River (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

600,000 Chinook Fry Lost at Nez Perce’s Kooskia Hatchery (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Joins Endangered Species List (Associated Press)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Skagit PUD: Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Look at Their Water Supply (Skagit Valley Herald, Mt Vernon, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Big Wind Development Returning to Gilliam County, Oregon with a Mystery Power Buyer (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Avista Seeks Proposals for a Second Solar Energy Project (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Google: Majority of U-S Rooftops Could Support Solar Power (Utility Dive)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Olympia Senior Raises Money for Hemp-Insulated Tiny House Project (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Department of Energy Secretary Perry Extends Freeze on Energy Efficiency Rules into Fall (Washington Examiner)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Washington State: A Big Thing Marijuana Opponents Warned You About Is Definitely Not Happening (Washington Post)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

California Bill Seeks to Extend Cap-And-Trade Program (Utility Dive)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – DRIVING ON SUNSHINE

Forests & Energy: Using Wood to Fuel a Sustainable, Green Economy (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Google Fiber Installs Are Being Cancelled in Kansas City (Broadband Reports)

In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018 (NY Times)

Wi-Fi on Wheels: Google Helps Students Get Online, On the Go (Associated Press)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sharers Rather Than Authors More Important on Social Media (Associated Press)

How to Maximize Your Facebook Reach (Social Media Examiner)

Twitter Is Opening Up Live Video to All Users to Take on Facebook (AdWeek)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State GOP Senators Propose Two-Year Budget with No General Tax Increase (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

White House Issues Gag Order to Officials on Federal Budget Details (Associated Press)

GENERAL NEWS

State Patrol: Three Injured In Head-On SR 3 Collision – Closed Highway for Hours (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Boeing Stays True to Its Plan, Lays Off Everett Workers (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

City of Shelton Joins with Mason Conservation District for Services (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Women’s NCAA: Kelsey Plum Scores 38 as Washington Races Past Oklahoma (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Face Recognition Flushes Out China's Toilet Paper Crooks (Yahoo! News)

FLAT EARTH FALDERAL – DIVERSIONS

Shaquille O'Neal Seriously Believes the Earth Is Flat, Agrees with Kyrie Irving

The Case of the Missing Tom Brady Super Bowl Jersey Has Only Gotten Better

Legendary Tomb of Jesus Resurrected

California Today: A 1960s License Plate Revival

SONG OF THE DAY

The Beach Boys – 409

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Energy News Digest for March 20, 2017

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SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS



HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based on Treaty Rights (Northwest Public Radio)

Carbon Tax Keeps Popping Up In Divided Washington Legislature (Northwest Public Radio)

Chelan PUD-Alcoa Alcoa Talks Ongoing (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

Amazon Planning Third Data Complex near Hermiston (Oregonian, Portland)

Alaska: Golden Valley Electric Association Denies Wind Farm Request (Fairbanks News Miner, AK)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Chelan PUD-Alcoa Alcoa Talks Ongoing
  • Indian Island Facility to Switch to Shore-Based Power Jefferson PUD for Visiting Subs
  • Lewis County: Riffe Lake Drawdown Expected to Last Years
  • Snohomish PUD Picks Logan to Fill Vacancy, Cites Energy Background
  • ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Retirements Ready to Wash over Tacoma Power
  • Texas Sues Fed Energy Chief Rick Perry over Yucca Mountain
  • Darwin Calling: After Electrocution Death, Coroner Says iPhone Should Carry Warning
  • Infographic: Top Causes for Power Outages
  • Here’s How the Light Bulb Has Evolved, in GIF Form
  • Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based on Treaty Rights
  • Chinook Run to be Smaller, Predicts NOAA
  • Idaho Sets Spring Chinook Fishing Seasons
  • Can Crowdsourcing Help Save the Steller Sea Lions?
  • Not Everyone's Thrilled Cheerios Gave Away 1.5 Billion Wildflower Seeds to Save the Bees
  • Residents Warned About Rising Snake & Payette Rivers
  • Alaska: Golden Valley Electric Association Denies Wind Farm Request
  • Closure of Utah Trash Incinerator/Power Plant May Help with Air Quality
  • Don't Miss Out on These Federal Energy Tax Credits
  • The Energy Star Program Saves Americans Billions. So, Why Cut It?
  • Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country
  • Carbon Tax Keeps Popping Up In Divided Washington Legislature
  • How Carbon Pricing Will Drive Canadians to Save
  • Amazon Planning Third Data Complex near Hermiston
  • U-S Financial Firms Embrace Cloud, ‘Fat Fingers’ Notwithstanding
  • For Rural Alaska Broadband, the 'Middle Mile' Is Everything
  • Ohio Municipalities Challenge Law Allowing Wireless Antennas
  • One Billion Yahoo Accounts Still for Sale, Despite Hacking Indictments
  • Lessons from Yahoo Hack: Simple Tips to Safeguard Your Email
  • Supreme Law: Tribal Leaders Discuss Treaty Rights under New Administration
  • White House Installs Political Aides at Cabinet Agencies to Be Trump’s Eyes & Ears – Former WA State Senator Don Benton Cited
  • Anarchists in Portland Are Fighting the System by Fixing Potholes
  • NOAA Spring Outlook: Warmer Temps, Added Flood Risks Could Miss Washington State
  • Washington State Weighing Timber Harvest, Bird Protections
  • Woman Gets 30 Years for Stealing $214,000 from Seaside Business
  • Nine Years after Disaster, Fukushima to Host 2020 Olympic Baseball Games
WORD OF THE DAY

Credulous • \KRED-juh-luss\ • Adjective - 1: ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence

“Remember,” admonished the Italian tour guide to his wide-eyed, credulous American flock, “Rolex watches are NOT sold on the streets of Naples, nor are they made in China.”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Chelan PUD-Alcoa Alcoa Talks Ongoing (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

Indian Island Facility to Switch to Shore-Based Power Jefferson PUD for Visiting Subs (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Lewis County: Riffe Lake Drawdown Expected to Last Years (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Snohomish PUD Picks Logan to Fill Vacancy, Cites Energy Background (Everett Herald, WA)

‘Silver Tsunami’ of Retirements Ready to Wash over Tacoma Power (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

Texas Sues Fed Energy Chief Rick Perry over Yucca Mountain (Washington Examiner)

Darwin Calling: After Electrocution Death, Coroner Says iPhone Should Carry Warning (USA Today)

Infographic: Top Causes for Power Outages (American Public Power Association)

Here’s How the Light Bulb Has Evolved, in GIF Form (Gizmodo)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based on Treaty Rights (Northwest Public Radio)

Chinook Run to be Smaller, Predicts NOAA (The Siuslaw News, Florence, OR)

Idaho Sets Spring Chinook Fishing Seasons (Associated Press)

Can Crowdsourcing Help Save the Steller Sea Lions? (Christian Science Monitor)

Not Everyone's Thrilled Cheerios Gave Away 1.5 Billion Wildflower Seeds to Save the Bees (Mashable)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

Residents Warned About Rising Snake & Payette Rivers (Northwest Cable News Network)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Alaska: Golden Valley Electric Association Denies Wind Farm Request (Fairbanks News Miner, AK)

Closure of Utah Trash Incinerator/Power Plant May Help with Air Quality (Associated Press)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Don't Miss Out on These Federal Energy Tax Credits (Consumer Reports)

The Energy Star Program Saves Americans Billions. So, Why Cut It? (The Energy Collective)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country (NY Times)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Carbon Tax Keeps Popping Up In Divided Washington Legislature (Northwest Public Radio)

How Carbon Pricing Will Drive Canadians to Save (Globe and Mail, Canada)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Amazon Planning Third Data Complex near Hermiston (Oregonian, Portland)

U-S Financial Firms Embrace Cloud, ‘Fat Fingers’ Notwithstanding (Reuters)

For Rural Alaska Broadband, the 'Middle Mile' Is Everything (Alaska Dispatch News)

Ohio Municipalities Challenge Law Allowing Wireless Antennas (Associated Press)

One Billion Yahoo Accounts Still for Sale, Despite Hacking Indictments (NY Times)

Lessons from Yahoo Hack: Simple Tips to Safeguard Your Email (Associated Press)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Supreme Law: Tribal Leaders Discuss Treaty Rights under New Administration (Northwest Public Radio)

White House Installs Political Aides at Cabinet Agencies to Be Trump’s Eyes & Ears – Former WA State Senator Don Benton Cited (Washington Post)

Anarchists in Portland Are Fighting the System by Fixing Potholes (Huffington Post)

GENERAL NEWS

NOAA Spring Outlook: Warmer Temps, Added Flood Risks Could Miss Washington State (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

Washington State Weighing Timber Harvest, Bird Protections (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Woman Gets 30 Years for Stealing $214,000 from Seaside Business (Daily Astorian, OR)

Nine Years after Disaster, Fukushima to Host 2020 Olympic Baseball Games (Christian Science Monitor)

THE DING-A-LING EDITION – DIVERSIONS

Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90

J*ck*ss Who Risked Lives Flying a Balloon Chair Fined $26k

This Might Be the Greatest March Madness Shot Yet

Lack of (Oxford) Comma Sense Ignites Debate after Ruling in $10M Suit

SONG OF THE DAY

Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Etta James - Rock 'N' Roll Music

Chuck Berry - Roll over Beethoven

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