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Power plant limits: Who wins, loses


Opponents plan to sue to stop the rule.

Spokane sues Monsanto over river contamination

The lawsuit alleges that the company sold chemicals that it knew for decades were a danger to people and the environment.

Gas tax up 7 cents to pay for projects

The plan spends $8.8 billion on state and local road projects, and $1.4 billion on maintenance and preservation.

Food, farms favored in U.S. water use poll


Most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much.

Ashland replaces medians with turf

Eleven cities and towns in Oregon have imposed some form of water conservation and in Washington state, Seattle, Everett and Tacoma have activated water shortage plans.

Idaho Power contests 10 solar projects

Site Based Energy officials said they are stand-alone projects with different owners but with common ownership of some connecting equipment to save money.

Army to test rockets at JBLM

The tests will determine how nearby communities might respond to more frequent launching of a weapon called High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

BBNC acquires two Alaska fuel firms

Bristol Alliance Fuels will operate a nearly 3 million-gallon tank farm, a Bristol Express retail gas station and convenience store, and a marine fueling facility.

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Backers say this could be a model for more zoning changes in Seattle and other Northwest cities and towns.

One reader described the flag as “utterly appalling.”

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