Carbon calculator offers tips for offsetting climate impact

SEATTLE — An environmental group has set up a website that not only measures a person's carbon footprint but also shares ways to reduce and even offset that footprint. 
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Report: State must be more aggressive to fight cancer

SEATTLE — Washington state is falling short in some areas of cancer prevention, according to a new report. 
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Project gives state farmers a voice on future of their land

SNOHOMISH — A new project captures the issues facing agriculture in Snohomish County through the farmer's lens — literally. 
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As child care costs reach crisis level, how can the state help?

DES MOINES — With kids out of school for summer vacation, working parents face the higher seasonal costs of child care.
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Healthier Columbia River means healthier NW economy

SPOKANE — A cleaner Columbia River could unlock even more economic potential for the Northwest, according to a new report. 
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Battery-free cellphones: Convenient and good for the environment?

SEATTLE — Cellphone users are excited that the prototype for a battery-free cellphone might mean they could cut the cord to their chargers in the future. But the developing technology also may be a boon for the environment.
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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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