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Artist's rendering of the hydrogen production plant proposed in Centralia, Washington, by Australia-based Fortescue Future Industries. The soon-to-close Centralia coal power station can be seen at left rear.

Hydrogen Valley Vision For Southwest Washington Gets Boost From Aussies’ Proposed Plant

An Australian company is eying property next to the soon-to-close coal power plant in Centralia, Washington, to build a big hydrogen fuel production facility. Fortescue Future Industries went public with its plans during a hydrogen symposium hosted by the Economic Alliance of Lewis County on Thursday. Continue Reading Hydrogen Valley Vision For Southwest Washington Gets Boost From Aussies’ Proposed Plant

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Missing 5-year-old Oakley Carlson, left, next to an image of her former foster parents Erik and Jamie Jo Hiles of Elma, Washington. The couple has concerns about how Washington's Department of Children Youth and Families handled Oakley's child welfare case and the decision to return the girl to her biological parents.

Case Of Missing Washington 5-Year-Old Highlights Secrecy Around CPS Cases

There are more questions than answers in the case of a missing former foster child from Grays Harbor County. Five-year-old Oakley Carlson has been unaccounted for since February of last year. Police say her parents aren’t cooperating with the investigation. Oakley’s former foster mom questions why Oakley was sent back to live with her parents after more than two years in foster care. The governor’s office and the Department of Children Youth and Families won’t answer questions about the case citing privacy laws and the ongoing law enforcement investigation. Continue Reading Case Of Missing Washington 5-Year-Old Highlights Secrecy Around CPS Cases

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