Two utilities pitch in as state transitions to cleaner energy

SPOKANE — Two utility companies in Washington have been awarded $3.5 million each from the state's Clean Energy Fund for research into making city electric grids more efficient. Their projects are just the beginning of efforts to make cities smarter. 
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Small businesses cheer House plan to change B&O taxes

OLYMPIA — As budget negotiations continue in Olympia, small business owners are supporting House Democrats' plan to restructure the business and occupation tax.
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Washingtonians encouraged to ask, ‘Is this for real?’

SEATTLE — With scams on the rise, more people find themselves asking, "Is this for real?"
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Could Twitter become a user-owned co-op?

SEATTLE — What if ownership of the social media website Twitter was turned over to its users?
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What do schools need from McCleary decision?

OLYMPIA — The clock is ticking again this year for the Washington State Legislature to figure out how to address the Supreme Court's McCleary decision that requires the state to properly fund schools.
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State Native American voices ‘ignored’ in NW pipeline fight

SEATTLE — The mother of all pipelines could be coming to the Northwest, and Native Americans in the region want their voices heard on the proposal.
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A long and rainy winter gives Washington residents time to prepare for allergy season

SEATTLE — While the Northwest's long and rainy winter may have delayed spring, it won't keep allergy season at bay for much longer.
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Antibiotic-free chicken on menu at KFC

SEATTLE — Consumer and public health advocates are applauding the latest pledge by a fast food chain to phase out its use of chickens raised on antibiotics.
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Judge orders more water over dams to help NW salmon

SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered more water be released from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve survival chances for endangered salmon in the region.
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Doctor’s advice: Tips for spotting, treating colorectal cancer

SEATTLE — A new report on the rising rates of colorectal cancer among young people is sparking concern and action on what to do to prevent the deadly disease.
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