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Grant PUD operates two dams on the Columbia River, including Wanapum Dam shown here, which provide its customers low cost hydropower. CREDIT: TOM BANSE / NW NEWS NETWORK

Cryptocurrency Miners Ask Federal Judge To Stop ‘Crippling’ Rate Hike Of Central Washington Utility

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

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In this file photo, Jay Inslee speaks with reporters following an appearance in January at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS / NW NEWS NETWORK

Washington Man Calls Foul, Says He Was Blocked From Jay Inslee’s Facebook Page

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

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Mohan Sudabattula, a senior at the University of Utah, shows posters he found on campus from the white nationalist group Patriot Front. CREDIT: NATE HEGYI/KUER

White Nationalist Groups Increase Recruiting And Propaganda Across Western U.S.

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.

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Two candidates for the Washington Supreme Court have been disqualified from appearing on the November ballot. CREDIT: CACOPHONY / WIKIMEDIA

Washington Supreme Court Could Take Over For ‘Struggling’ State Bar Association

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

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