Cryptocurrency companies in Central Washington were left to wait in suspense on Tuesday after they asked a federal judge in Spokane to block an imminent, targeted electric rate increase. The energy-intensive data center operators claim they would be crippled by the Grant County Public Utility District rate hike. The utility says the case is without merit. Continue Reading Cryptocurrency Miners Ask Federal Judge To Stop ‘Crippling’ Rate Hike Of Central Washington Utility
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court decided in favor of tribal treaty rights in a case between the Washington Department of Licensing and Cougar Den, a gas station in White Swan on the Yakama Reservation. Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Yakama Nation Treaty Rights In Gas Tax Case
A Tri-Cities man who has been a frequent online critic of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said he was blocked this month from commenting on Inslee’s campaign Facebook page. The move comes as Inslee, a Democrat, launches his candidacy for president and his campaign says its working to make his Facebook page “a little less toxic.” Continue Reading Washington Man Calls Foul, Says He Was Blocked From Jay Inslee’s Facebook Page
Authorities are looking into whether the suspect in last week’s terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand was inspired by an emerging, European-based breed of white nationalism. The identitarian movement, formed in France in 2016, broadly believes that white people in Europe and North America are being displaced by non-European immigrants. Continue Reading White Nationalist Groups Increase Recruiting And Propaganda Across Western U.S.
Vancouver school officials are suspending 27 students and banning them from campus after a disruption that canceled a middle school basketball tournament Friday. Nine of those students have also been arrested. Continue Reading 27 Students Suspended, 9 Arrested In Vancouver, Washington School Disturbance
The Washington State Bar Association could soon be dissolved or remade amid internal turmoil and possible legal challenges. A proposal to repeal the State Bar Act and turn the bar’s essential duties over to the Washington State Supreme Court has passed the Washington State House and will be heard by a Senate committee on Tuesday, March 19. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Could Take Over For ‘Struggling’ State Bar Association
The options to share your fandom or your love of nature through your car license plate keep growing in Oregon and Washington. But not all license plate ideas go down smoothly. Continue Reading Specialty License Plates On The Rise (And The Road) In The Northwest
Farmers aren’t producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food and maybe closure. Continue Reading Market Saturation: Why So Many Farmers Markets Are Failing
Kaiser is the first musher of Yup’ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska’s indigenous people. Continue Reading Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives
The Trump administration is lifting restrictions meant to protect greater sage grouse across seven western states. In Oregon grazing restrictions are being removed in 13 locations that provide habitat for the imperiled birds. Continue Reading Federal Action Removes Grazing Restrictions Meant To Protect Sage Grouse In Western States
All this snow so late in the season prompts the much-asked question: Is this climate change? Kathie Dello, a climatologist with Oregon State University in Corvallis, says this late-winter snow is perfectly normal. But, it doesn’t mean the larger picture is all fine. Continue Reading East Of The Cascades, Lingering Snow Means Struggle For Northwest Fauna
Over the past eight years, Washington has lost 170 residential beds for hard-to-place foster youth. But now there’s a push in Olympia to nearly double provider reimbursement rates in an effort to reverse the trend. Continue Reading Hotel Stays Put Pressure On Washington Lawmakers To Increase Foster Care Funding
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