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The Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Southeast Washington. CREDIT: ANNA KING

Hanford’s Radioactive Waste-Filled Tunnel 2 Set For Grouting After Comment And Study Process

Another large tunnel of radioactive waste will be grouted closed at Hanford. That was the decision Friday by the Washington Department of Ecology. The long process goes back to when another tunnel, simply called Tunnel 1, partially collapsed in May 2017. Continue Reading Hanford’s Radioactive Waste-Filled Tunnel 2 Set For Grouting After Comment And Study Process

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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, right, traded policy ideas with her Democratic opponent Lisa Brown during a debate Sept. 19, 2018, in Spokane. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Fact Check: Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Tuition Increase Claim Against Lisa Brown Inaccurate

Washington State 5th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers contends in a television ad that her Democratic opponent Lisa Brown voted to raise college tuition in Washington by more than 80 percent while serving as a state lawmaker. Continue Reading Fact Check: Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Tuition Increase Claim Against Lisa Brown Inaccurate

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View from ground level Monday of the new wildlife-only overcrossing on I-90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. CREDIT: WSDOT

New (But Unfinished) I-90 Animal Crossings Already Getting Use From Furry Travelers

Deer have already begun using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The new overcrossing is expected to reduce frightening animal-vehicle collisions. Continue Reading New (But Unfinished) I-90 Animal Crossings Already Getting Use From Furry Travelers

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