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UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting Of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier

Authorities identified the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot while responding to a parking incident on a rural roadway Saturday night as 29-year-old Justin DeRosier. Late Sunday night, the sheriff’s department reported that officers had engaged near Spencer Creek Road in Kalama, Washington, with a person referred to as a suspect in the DeRosier shooting. Continue Reading UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting Of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier

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A member of the Wolf Creek Hotshots uses a drip torch to ignite the forest floor during a prescribed burn near Sisters, Oregon. CREDIT: JES BURNS

‘Good Fire’ Season: How Land Managers Select Areas For Prescribed Burns

Land managers are using prescribed burns — also called “good fire” — and thinning to restore forests and reduce the extra wood, sticks and needles that fuel megafires. Different land managers look for certain things when they’re selecting where prescribed fires will work best. Continue Reading ‘Good Fire’ Season: How Land Managers Select Areas For Prescribed Burns

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Wells Dam on the Columbia River of central Washington state. CREDIT: Douglas County PUD

Central Washington Utility Eager To Branch Into Hydrogen Fuel Production

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

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Tom DiGiovanni's job as chief financial officer for Canndescent involves managing bags of cash by the millions which must be counted, then hauled in armored vehicles. CREDIT: Devan Schwartz for NPR

Bags Of Cash, Armed Guards And Wary Banks: The Edgy Life Of A Cannabis Company CFO

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

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The first-ever image of a black hole was released Wednesday by a consortium of researchers, showing the "black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon." CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al

‘We Have Seen What We Thought Was Unseeable.’ Scientists Unveil First Image Of A Black Hole

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

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