The Washington County sheriff in Oregon says there was nothing unusual about the call. Sure, it was broad daylight — 1:48 p.m. local time exactly — but “crime can happen anytime.” Continue Reading Oregon Man Called Police About A Burglar. Armed Officers Found A Rogue Roomba
A tool forest managers use to determine the level of fire danger is getting its first update in more than 40 years. The National Fire Danger Rating System uses information like temperature, humidity and wind to let firefighters know how wildfire will behave. Continue Reading New Technology Will Help Northwest Forest Managers Assess Wildfire Danger
The Douglas County Public Utility District operates Wells Dam on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. The dam generates a lot of surplus electricity, especially during spring runoff. Quite a few years ago, utility managers hit on the idea of using surplus electricity to split water molecules to make hydrogen. Continue Reading Central Washington Utility Eager To Branch Into Hydrogen Fuel Production
Marijuana is legal medically or recreationally in 34 states, but it’s still illegal under federal law. And though many businesses have entered that new gray market, the financial services industry has not. No major U.S. banks will open accounts for a company like Canndescent or its retail clients. Continue Reading Bags Of Cash, Armed Guards And Wary Banks: The Edgy Life Of A Cannabis Company CFO
Residents of the Palouse region of southeastern Washington and north-central Idaho experienced flood conditions Tuesday. The localized flooding from heavy rain was expected to persist into Wednesday. Continue Reading UPDATES: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Emergency Response In Moscow-Pullman Area
The world is seeing the first-ever image of a black hole Wednesday, as an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope project released their look at the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy Messier 87 (M87). The image shows a dark disc “outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon,” the consortium said. Continue Reading ‘We Have Seen What We Thought Was Unseeable.’ Scientists Unveil First Image Of A Black Hole
Several major crops in Oregon and Washington are significantly delayed from foul winter weather and a cool spring. Wheat farmers are having trouble planting in the wet ground. Potatoes are still being planted a month late. And fruit tree buds are developing slowly. Continue Reading Farmers Nervous As Major Northwest Crops Are Weeks Late In Planting
For the first time, a proposal that Oregon honor the national popular vote in presidential contests got a vote on the Senate floor on Tuesday, passing easily. Continue Reading After Tense Hearing, Oregon Poised To Join National Popular Vote Movement
Outdoor retailer REI is planning a major expansion of rentals and used gear sales this year to sustain growth. The Washington-based co-op’s vast membership may also get the opportunity to sell second-hand gear back to the company for REI credit as it seeks ways to maintain relevance and loyalty in an evolving retail marketplace. Continue Reading Don’t Want To Buy New Skis Or Tent? REI Set To Expand Rentals And Used Gear Sales
Idaho will ask the federal government for permission to implement mandatory work requirements for those covered under the state’s Medicaid plan. Gov. Brad Little signed the bill despite concerns about the constitutionality of such requirements that were repeatedly brought up during public testimony and debates. Continue Reading Idaho Gov. Brad Little Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill With Work Requirements
The state legislature is considering a bill that aims to help southern resident killer whales by protecting shoreline salmon habitat. But soon it might be more difficult to build a seawall on Puget Sound. Continue Reading Tougher Rules Aim To Save Salmon Habitat For The Good Of Puget Sound Orcas
A study in Nature Neuroscience demonstrates a link between mismatched brain rhythms and declines in working memory in older adults and shows that a precise form of electrical stimulation applied to the scalp can coax these brain areas back into sync. Continue Reading Scientists Test Whether Brain Stimulation Could Help Sharpen Aging Memory
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