Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Energy News Digest for September 28, 2016

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS


HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Judges Question ‘Generation Shifting,’ Congress’ Role in Clean Power Plan Hearing (Morning Consult)

Gas Utilities Go to Court Against State’s New Clean-Air Rule (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

Bonneville Power Administration Pilot Program Pursues Grid Congestion Solutions (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Wyoming Rejects Tax on Wind Energy That Will Likely Be Sold in California (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Electric Car Tipping Point May Challenge Pioneers (Reuters)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Judges Question ‘Generation Shifting,’ Congress’ Role in Clean Power Plan Hearing
  • Inside The DC Circuit: What Happened at the Clean Power Plan’s Court Hearing
  • Bonneville Power Administration Pilot Program Pursues Grid Congestion Solutions
  • Idaho: Mayors Push for New Electric Transmission Line
  • Preparing for Windstorm Season
  • Op/Ed: Address the Safety of U-S Dams
  • Canada: Federal Government Approves Liquefied Natural Gas Project On B-C Coast with 190 Conditions
  • British Columbia Chief Calls Out ‘Muzzled’ Justice Minister over Peace River Dam Site Silence
  • Canada; Commercial Drive Merchants Miffed BC Hydro Leaving Them in the Dark
  • The Australian State Without Power
  • What’s Making All Those Fish Off Florida’s Coast Die?
  • Migratory Bird Struggles for Shelter as Chimneys Torn Down
  • Toxic Algae Triggers Alarm for Port Townsend Public Water Supply
  • Water Dominates Discussion Between Governor, Othello Mayor
  • Wyoming Rejects Tax on Wind Energy That Will Likely Be Sold in California
  • Hydropower Isn’t Carbon Neutral After All, WSU Researchers Say
  • California, Massachusetts Tie in Latest Energy Efficiency State Scorecard – WA, OR in Top Ten
  • Satsop Business Park Open to the Marijuana Industry
  • Marijuana Grow Ops Could Soon Rival Data Center Energy Use
  • Gas Utilities Go to Court Against State’s New Clean-Air Rule
  • Op/Ed: Carbon Tax Would Hit Working People Hard
  • Electric Car Tipping Point May Challenge Pioneers
  • Solar Roadways to Go Live as the World Watches
  • Birth of Baby with Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique
  • Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say
  • Regulators Spar over Whether Unregulated Internet Harms Minorities
  • Trump Vs. Clinton: Seattle Cybersecurity Experts Weigh in on ‘The Cyber’
  • Microsoft Retools Sales Operation as Azure Takes Central Role
  • Facebook May Launch ‘Facebook at Work’ Next Month
  • Facebook Reaches Advertising Milestone as Small Businesses Swell
  • Six Tips to Optimize Your Facebook Page
  • Four Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals
  • Video: What Makes a Great Media Plan? The Best in the Business Tell All
  • Flint Water Deal May Help Avert Government Shutdown
  • FCC Wants to Know Why Wi-Fi at the Debate Was $200
  • Can Social Media Turn the U-S into a Nation of Voters?
  • How the Power of Employee Engagement Will Boost Your Business
  • Mason County Officials Say Drinking Water Is Safe
  • Washington Community College Software System ctcLink Two Years Behind Schedule, $10 Million Over Budget (
  • Wells Fargo CEO Forfeits Millions as Board Orders Review
  • It Might Snow on Mount Hood This Weekend
WORD OF THE DAY

Toady • \TOH-dee\ • Noun – One who flatters in the hope of gaining favors: sycophant.

The board room was packed with second tier employees, hanging on every word of the cigar-chomping Chief Executive Officer. “Jump,” he barked. “How high,” the toadies replied. “Speak,” he bellowed. The entire room erupted into an echoing “Woof,” after which one very tiny voice (Michigan Frog) piped “ribbet!”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Judges Question ‘Generation Shifting,’ Congress’ Role in Clean Power Plan Hearing (Morning Consult)

Inside The DC Circuit: What Happened at the Clean Power Plan’s Court Hearing (Utility Dive)

Bonneville Power Administration Pilot Program Pursues Grid Congestion Solutions (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Idaho: Mayors Push for New Electric Transmission Line (Idaho Falls Post Register, ID)

Preparing for Windstorm Season (Northwest Cable News Network)

Op/Ed: Address the Safety of U-S Dams (Morning Consult)

Canada: Federal Government Approves Liquefied Natural Gas Project On B-C Coast with 190 Conditions (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

British Columbia Chief Calls Out ‘Muzzled’ Justice Minister over Peace River Dam Site Silence (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Canada; Commercial Drive Merchants Miffed BC Hydro Leaving Them in the Dark (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Australian State Without Power (Atlantic Magazine)

FISH & WILDLIFE

What’s Making All Those Fish Off Florida’s Coast Die? (Christian Science Monitor)

Migratory Bird Struggles for Shelter as Chimneys Torn Down (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Toxic Algae Triggers Alarm for Port Townsend Public Water Supply (Port Townsend Leader, WA)

Water Dominates Discussion Between Governor, Othello Mayor (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Wyoming Rejects Tax on Wind Energy That Will Likely Be Sold in California (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Hydropower Isn’t Carbon Neutral After All, WSU Researchers Say (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

California, Massachusetts Tie in Latest Energy Efficiency State Scorecard – WA, OR In Top Ten (American Public Power Association)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Satsop Business Park Open to the Marijuana Industry (KXRO Radio, Aberdeen, WA)

Marijuana Grow Ops Could Soon Rival Data Center Energy Use (Green Tech Media)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Gas Utilities Go to Court Against State’s New Clean-Air Rule (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

Op/Ed: Carbon Tax Would Hit Working People Hard (Crosscut Seattle)

SCIENCE SWIMS IN A BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Electric Car Tipping Point May Challenge Pioneers (Reuters)

Solar Roadways to Go Live as the World Watches (Northwest Cable News)

Birth of Baby with Three Parents’ DNA Marks Success for Banned Technique (NY Times)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say (NY Times)

Regulators Spar over Whether Unregulated Internet Harms Minorities (Washington Examiner)

Trump Vs. Clinton: Seattle Cybersecurity Experts Weigh in on ‘The Cyber’ (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Microsoft Retools Sales Operation as Azure Takes Central Role (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Facebook May Launch ‘Facebook at Work’ Next Month (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

Facebook Reaches Advertising Milestone as Small Businesses Swell (USA Today)

Six Tips to Optimize Your Facebook Page (Social Media Examiner)

Four Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals (Social Media Examiner)

Video: What Makes a Great Media Plan? The Best in the Business Tell All (AdWeek)

POLITICS & MANAGEMENT

Flint Water Deal May Help Avert Government Shutdown (NY Times)

FCC Wants to Know Why Wi-Fi at the Debate Was $200 (Broadband Reports)

Can Social Media Turn the U-S into a Nation of Voters? (Christian Science Monitor)

How the Power of Employee Engagement Will Boost Your Business – A meaningful workplace translates to better performance (AdWeek)

GENERAL NEWS

Mason County Officials Say Drinking Water Is Safe (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Washington Community College Software System ctcLink Two Years Behind Schedule, $10 Million Over Budget (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Wells Fargo CEO Forfeits Millions as Board Orders Review (Reuters)

It Might Snow on Mount Hood This Weekend (Willamette Weekly, Portland, OR)

FLAG WAVING FINDERS – DIVERSIONS

Man Who Returned 9/11 Flag to Everett Fire House Identified

Fan Drops Ring During Televised Yankee Stadium Engagement

Inside a Treasure Trove of Rare Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Art

Meet Mr. Dude! Portland’s Mascot in Japan with an Awesome Song (the animation looks an awful lot like Terry Gilliam’s from Monty Python)

SONG OF THE DAY

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Energy News Digest for September 27, 2016

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS


HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law (NY Times)

PacifiCorp, KRRC Submit FERC Filings for Klamath Hydropower Project Removal (Renewable Energy World)

REC Silicon to Reduce Production by 50 Percent (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

U-S Not on Track to Meet 2025 Carbon Pollution Cutting Goal (Associated Press)

New Seattle Utilities Director Confirmed; Council Considers Increasing Pay Range To $334K (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • PacifiCorp, KRRC Submit FERC Filings for Klamath Hydropower Project Removal
  • New Seattle Utilities Director Confirmed; Council Considers Increasing Pay Range to $334K
  • Higher Cost of Electricity from Bonneville Power Administration Continues to Drive Price of Local Power
  • Scammers Targeting Clark Public Utilities Customers
  • ‘Eyes Wide Open’ – Despite Climate Risks, Utilities Bet Big on Natural Gas
  • Bonneville Power Administration participation in Cascadia Rising Exercise Featured in NWPPA Bulletin
  • Armor for the Grid
  • U-S Endangered Species Rule Changed, Angering Environmental Group
  • Scenes from New England’s Drought: Dry Wells, Dead Fish & Ailing Farms
  • REC Silicon to Reduce Production by 50 Percent
  • British Columbia Rejects Plan for Low-Carbon Vancouver Power Plant
  • SolarCity Accused of Intellectual Property Theft
  • Studied to Death – Solar Customers Don’t Harm Non-Solar Ratepayers
  • Slow Launch Expected for Oregon’s Full Recreational Marijuana Market
  • Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law
  • U-S Not on Track to Meet 2025 Carbon Pollution Cutting Goal
  • Study: Transportation Carbon Dioxide Emissions Outpace Power Sector
  • Oregon: How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet
  • Fat & Grease Power Creates Cash Savings for Hillsboro Water Agency
  • Electric Vehicles Will Reduce U-S Fuel Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035
  • How Will I Charge My Electric Vehicle – Where - How Much Will It Cost?
  • U-S Senators Ask Yahoo CEO for Details of Hack Investigation
  • Password Breach Could Have Ripple Effects Well Beyond Yahoo
  • Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records
  • California Cities Plan to Charge New ‘Netflix Tax’
  • Microsoft Commits to Running Data Centers Off 50% Renewable Energy by 2018 
  • Live Video Breathing New Life into Twitter as It Aims for Broader Success
  • Making Video Ads That Work on Facebook’s Silent Screen
  • How to Customize Your Videos for Popular Social Networks
  • Redesigning Your Website? Read This First
  • Will Mason County Commissioners Take Pay Cut to Align Elected Officials’ Salaries?
  • Who Won the Debate? Social Media & ‘The Cyber’
  • Washington Candidates for Governor Debate Guns, Taxes & Traffic
  • After 30 Years, Influential 9th Circuit Judge Will Shift to Half-Time
  • This Company Hosted a ‘Bring-Your-Parents-To-Work’ Day
  • Dump Truck Rolls Over on 101 North of Shelton
  • Some Olympic National Forest Roads Closing Through April
  • Public Backlash Grows Against Proposed Ads in National Parks
  • Home Prices Climb Again in July Led by Portland, Seattle & Denver
  • High School Sports - WIAA to Implement State Format Change, Use RPI System for Seeding
WORD OF THE DAY

Mohair • \MOH-hair\ • Noun - A fabric or yarn made wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat; also: this hair.

Say, Candy & Ronnie, have you seen them yet
But they’re so spaced out,
B-B-B-Bennie & the Jetssssssss
Oh but they’re weird & they’re wonderful
Oh Bennie she’s really keen
She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
B-B-B-Bennie & the Jetssssssss

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

PacifiCorp, KRRC Submit FERC Filings for Klamath Hydropower Project Removal (Renewable Energy World)

New Seattle Utilities Director Confirmed; Council Considers Increasing Pay Range to $334K (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Higher Cost of Electricity from Bonneville Power Administration Continues to Drive Price of Local Power (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Scammers Targeting Clark Public Utilities Customers (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

‘Eyes Wide Open’ – Despite Climate Risks, Utilities Bet Big on Natural Gas (Utility Dive)

Bonneville Power Administration participation in Cascadia Rising Exercise Featured in NWPPA Bulletin (Bonneville Power Administration)

Armor for the Grid (Breaking Energy)

FISH & WILDLIFE

U-S Endangered Species Rule Changed, Angering Environmental Group (The Hill, Washington, DC)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Scenes from New England’s Drought: Dry Wells, Dead Fish & Ailing Farms (NY Times)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

REC Silicon to Reduce Production by 50 Percent (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

British Columbia Rejects Plan for Low-Carbon Vancouver Power Plant (Globe & Mail, Canada)

SolarCity Accused of Intellectual Property Theft (Buffalo Business First, NY)

Studied to Death – Solar Customers Don’t Harm Non-Solar Ratepayers (Renewable Energy World)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Slow Launch Expected for Oregon’s Full Recreational Marijuana Market (Marijuana Business Daily)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law (NY Times)

U-S Not on Track to Meet 2025 Carbon Pollution Cutting Goal (Associated Press)

Study: Transportation Carbon Dioxide Emissions Outpace Power Sector (Utility Dive)

Oregon: How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet (NY Times)

SCIENCE SWIMS IN A BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Fat & Grease Power Creates Cash Savings for Hillsboro Water Agency (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Electric Vehicles Will Reduce U-S Fuel Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035 (Green Tech Media)

How Will I Charge My Electric Vehicle – Where - How Much Will It Cost? (Los Angeles Times, CA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

U-S Senators Ask Yahoo CEO for Details of Hack Investigation (Reuters)

Password Breach Could Have Ripple Effects Well Beyond Yahoo (Associated Press)

Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records (Associated Press)

California Cities Plan to Charge New ‘Netflix Tax’ (Broadband Reports)

Microsoft Commits to Running Data Centers Off 50% Renewable Energy by 2018 (CIO)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Live Video Breathing New Life into Twitter as It Aims for Broader Success (AdWeek)

Making Video Ads That Work on Facebook’s Silent Screen (NY Times)

How to Customize Your Videos for Popular Social Networks (Social Media Examiner)

Redesigning Your Website? Read This First (Houston Business Journal, TX)
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/09/27/redesigning-your-website-read-this-first.html

POLITICS & MANAGEMENT

Will Mason County Commissioners Take Pay Cut to Align Elected Officials’ Salaries? (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Who Won the Debate? Social Media & ‘The Cyber’ (USA Today)

Washington Candidates for Governor Debate Guns, Taxes & Traffic (Northwest Public Radio)

After 30 Years, Influential 9th Circuit Judge Will Shift to Half-Time (Oregonian, Portland)

This Company Hosted A ‘Bring-Your-Parents-To-Work’ Day – Not Just Because It Might Get Kids to Tidy Up Their Desks (Washington Post)

GENERAL NEWS

Dump Truck Rolls Over on 101 North of Shelton (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Some Olympic National Forest Roads Closing Through April (KXRO Radio, Aberdeen, WA)

Public Backlash Grows Against Proposed Ads in National Parks (Consumerist)

Home Prices Climb Again in July Led by Portland, Seattle & Denver (USA Today)

High School Sports - WIAA to Implement State Format Change, Use RPI System for Seeding (Northwest Preps Now)

CRICKETS IN YOUR TEETH – DIVERSIONS

Hillary Clinton’s Name Misspelled on Debate Ticket

Sorry, A Cardboard Cutout of Trump’s Head Does Not Qualify You for the HOV Lane

Regional Edible Insect Industry Envisioned by Hopping Startup

Domino’s Customer Gets Year of Free Pizza for Returning $5K She Found in Wings Box

SONG OF THE DAY

Joni Mitchell - Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Energy News Digest for September 26, 2016

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS


HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Yakima Basin Water Plan Seeking $31 Million in State Funds (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

Washington State Governor Requests ‘Commercial Fishery Failure’ Declaration (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Some Yahoo Users Close Accounts Amid Fears Breach Could Have Ripple Effects (Reuters)

Sawmill Part of Colville Tribes’ Strategy for a Warming Climate (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Designing A Faster Anacortes Starts with NoaNet (Community Broadband Networks)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Cheers Reported as Power Comes Back On in Puerto Rico
  • FERC to Rethink Market Power Issues in a More ‘Open’ Approach
  • Ice Harbor Dam Repair to Slow Passage through Lock
  • Portion of Columbia River Closes for Grant PUD Power Line Work
  • Vendor to Begin Monthly Snohomish PUD Meter Readings Next Week
  • Janet Herrin Selected as Next Chief Operating Officer for Bonneville Power Administration
  • Wanapum Culture Featured in Grant PUD Archaeology Days
  • Illinois Utility Gets Green Light to Expand Smart Meters to All Customers
  • Interactive: What’s Your Future Electricity Mix Look Like?
  • Washington State Governor Requests ‘Commercial Fishery Failure’ Declaration
  • Tribes Urge Washington State to Drop Appeal of Ninth Circuit’s Fish Culvert Ruling
  • Kootenai River Improvements Put Shine on Fall Fishing
  • Trucking Spawning Salmon Above Willamette Dam Showing Success in Offspring Survival, Adult Returns
  • Yakima Basin Water Plan Seeking $31 Million in State Funds
  • Skagit PUD Makes Progress on Water Tank Project
  • BMW to Recycle Used EV Batteries into a 2.8 MWh Grid Stability Project
  • Sawmill Part of Colville Tribes’ Strategy for a Warming Climate
  • Study: Earth’s Roughly Warmest in About 100,000 Years
  • Company’s First Public Oregon Station Completes West Coast Natural Gas Highway
  • California Eyes Unusual Power Source: Its Gridlocked Roads
  • Gary Johnson’s Solution for Climate Change Involves Moving to Other Planets
  • Designing A Faster Anacortes Starts with NoaNet
  • Portland among Cities Selected for White House Smart Cities Programs
  • Some Yahoo Users Close Accounts Amid Fears Breach Could Have Ripple Effects
  • Facebook Apologizes for Overstating Key Ad Metric
  • Disney Is Thinking About Buying Twitter: Report
  • Snapchat to Offer Camera-Equipped Sunglasses in First Hardware Push
  • Clinton, Trump Poised for Historic Monday Debate Battle
  • Washington State Governor’s Debate Will Follow Presidential Debate
  • Mason County Candidates’ Forum in Union Tuesday
  • Investigators Search for Clues in Washington State Mall Shooting That Left Five Dead
  • The Latest: Documents – Mall Shooting Suspect Confessed
  • Earthquakes Rattle Southern Oregon Coast
  • Washington State Wildfire Safety Fuels Hot Debate
WORD OF THE DAY

Torrefied ● \TORE-if-fyde\ ● Adjective – Dried or roasted; (biomass fuel) a biomass fuel like wood that is heated to between 100 & 280 degrees.

Nigel could not restrain himself. The torrified chestnuts he purchased near London’s Big Ben were the best he had ever had. His enthusiasm was his undoing. In his haste to gobble down his entire purchase, one of the ultra-heated morsels lodged in his throat. Alas, his gastric emergency occurred in 1973, one year before the famed Heimlich maneuver was described in a 1974 article in ‘Emergency Medicine titled,’ “Pop Goes the Cafe Coronary”.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Cheers Reported as Power Comes Back On in Puerto Rico (American Public Power Association)

FERC to Rethink Market Power Issues in a More ‘Open’ Approach (Utility Dive)

Ice Harbor Dam Repair to Slow Passage through Lock (Walla Walla Union Bulletin, WA)

Portion of Columbia River Closes for Grant PUD Power Line Work (KAPP-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Vendor to Begin Monthly Snohomish PUD Meter Readings Next Week (My Everett News, WA)

Janet Herrin Selected as Next Chief Operating Officer for Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville Power Administration)

Wanapum Culture Featured in Grant PUD Archaeology Days (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Illinois Utility Gets Green Light to Expand Smart Meters to All Customers (Midwest Energy News)

Interactive: What’s Your Future Electricity Mix Look Like? (Inside Energy)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Washington State Governor Requests ‘Commercial Fishery Failure’ Declaration (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Tribes Urge Washington State to Drop Appeal of Ninth Circuit’s Fish Culvert Ruling (Columbia Basin Bulletin)

Kootenai River Improvements Put Shine on Fall Fishing (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Trucking Spawning Salmon Above Willamette Dam Showing Success in Offspring Survival, Adult Returns (Columbia Basin Bulletin)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Yakima Basin Water Plan Seeking $31 Million in State Funds (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

Skagit PUD Makes Progress on Water Tank Project (Skagit Valley Herald. Mt Vernon, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

BMW to Recycle Used EV Batteries into a 2.8 MWh Grid Stability Project (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Sawmill Part of Colville Tribes’ Strategy for a Warming Climate (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Study: Earth’s Roughly Warmest in About 100,000 Years (Associated Press)

SCIENCE SWIMS IN A BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Company’s First Public Oregon Station Completes West Coast Natural Gas Highway (Portland Business Journal, OR)

California Eyes Unusual Power Source: Its Gridlocked Roads (Associated Press)

Gary Johnson’s Solution for Climate Change Involves Moving to Other Planets (Gizmodo)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Designing A Faster Anacortes Starts with NoaNet (Community Broadband Networks)

Portland among Cities Selected for White House Smart Cities Programs (Portland Business Journal, OR)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Some Yahoo Users Close Accounts Amid Fears Breach Could Have Ripple Effects (Reuters)

Facebook Apologizes for Overstating Key Ad Metric (Reuters)

Disney Is Thinking About Buying Twitter: Report (Gizmodo)

Snapchat to Offer Camera-Equipped Sunglasses in First Hardware Push (Reuters)

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

Clinton, Trump Poised for Historic Monday Debate Battle (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Washington State Governor’s Debate Will Follow Presidential Debate (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Mason County Candidates’ Forum in Union Tuesday (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

GENERAL NEWS

Investigators Search for Clues in Washington State Mall Shooting That Left Five Dead (Associated Press)

The Latest: Documents – Mall Shooting Suspect Confessed (Associated Press)

Earthquakes Rattle Southern Oregon Coast (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Washington State Wildfire Safety Fuels Hot Debate (Associated Press)

ALLIGATORS IN THE WATER HAZARD – DIVERSIONS

Golfing Legend Arnold Palmer, 87, Dies

Family Cleans House, Finds Pet Tortoise Missing Since 1982

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s Presidential Debate & Drinking Game

Self-Professed ‘Book Nerd’ Becomes Social Media Star

SONG OF THE DAY

Dave Loggins – The Masters Golf Tournament Theme Song

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