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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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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