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BNSF land deal helps extend Tacoma trail


BNSF Railway donated property to the city of Tacoma that will help extend a pedestrian and bicycle path called Prairie Line Trail that will run through downtown.

Stillaguamish tribe opens new building to house natural resources department


The Stillaguamish Tribe's Natural Resources Department has moved into a new building at 22712 Sixth Ave. N.E. in Arlington.

Beer gardens help raise money for public parks


One South Carolina county makes $4,000 each time it holds Yappy Hour, which involves dogs, bands, wine and beer.

Money vs. jail: Poaching ginseng lucrative, risky


As demand from Asia pushes prices to $900 a pound so many people are hunting ginseng that the plant's survival is in doubt.

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Feds: Post-fire logging plan strikes a balance

An estimated 210 million board feet will be harvested near Yosemite, enough to build about 14,000 homes. The first round of bids are due this week.

69-ton turbine tips; truck firm warned

A state spokesman says a trucker who drove a 69-ton turbine from Kansas to Oregon only to see it tip over a block from its destination wasn't carrying the proper endorsements for hauling the load.

UAF students will get a 'strong floor'

Construction workers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have poured the concrete on the state's first “strong floor,” which will allow engineering students to test heavy construction supplies such as bridge girders.

Turbine powers new pool in Alaska

Bethel's new pool is getting a little wind power.

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