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Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Bitmain's new East Wenatchee bitcoin mine -- in other words, a data center that earns cryptocurrency. CREDIT: TOM BANSE

China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington

One of the biggest players in the global cryptocurrency space has established a foothold in the Pacific Northwest. China-based Bitmain Technologies held a ribbon cutting for a $20 million data center near the Wenatchee airport on Friday. A celebratory mood ran through the grand opening despite headwinds besetting the virtual currency sector. Continue Reading China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visits Grinnell, Iowa to support gubernatorial Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell. Inslee is seen as a potential presidential candidate for 2020. CREDIT: CLAY MASTER / IOWA PUBLIC RADIO

Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s busy out-of-state travel schedule has put a strain on the state troopers who protect him and resulted in a spike in overtime costs. As a result, the Washington State Patrol has requested an additional $1.3 million to protect the governor and first lady over the next two years. Continue Reading Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans

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City leaders in Depoe Bay are anxiously awaiting word if silt accumulating at the south side (image right) of their harbor will be dredged in 2019. CREDIT: CITY OF DEPOE BAY

Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged

If you’ve traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay’s claim to fame: the “World’s Smallest Harbor.” But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt. City officials are on tenterhooks because of the problem. Silt buildup renders the fuel dock inaccessible at low tide. Continue Reading Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged

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Kay Lee and John Nordeen last month, after their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco. The pair keeps in touch and sees each other frequently. CREDIT: Susan Lee/StoryCorps

StoryCorps: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You.’ Vietnam Vets Rekindle Bond Forged By War

John Nordeen and Kay Lee served in the same Army platoon during the Vietnam War. Nordeen and Lee had very different personalities, but in the life-or-death setting of war, the two bonded. Nordeen, a soldier from Seattle, was one of the first people that Lee, a combat medic from San Francisco, talked to. But after the war, they lost touch. Continue Reading StoryCorps: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You.’ Vietnam Vets Rekindle Bond Forged By War

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Professional initiative sponsor Tim Eyman, right, holds a photo from his first successful $30 car tabs initiative in 1999. Eyman says he has collected almost enough signatures to qualify a 2019 car tabs rollback initiative to the 2019 Legislature. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure

Nearly 20 years after Washington voters passed Initiative 695, which repealed Washington’s motor vehicle excise tax, anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says he’s close to qualifying a new initiative to repeal taxes to support Sound Transit and restrict car tabs to $30. Continue Reading Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure

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