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Police Chief James Fry stands before a wooden podium in his navy blue uniform in front of an American flag.

Twenty-eight-year-old Washington State University grad student arrested near Scranton, Pennsylvania, suspected of killing four University of Idaho students

Moscow Police Chief James Fry stands and takes questions at a press conference Friday afternoon in Moscow, Idaho. Police say they’ve apprehended a suspect in the quadruple homicide in the… Continue Reading Twenty-eight-year-old Washington State University grad student arrested near Scranton, Pennsylvania, suspected of killing four University of Idaho students

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Cars, ships, planes, fertilizer factories, refineries and steel mills are among the sectors that could be consumers of "green" hydrogen.

Pacific NW ‘hydrogen hub’ pitch to federal government treated as top secret

The states of Washington and Oregon have submitted a joint bid to the U.S. Department of Energy to get a share of $8 billion that Congress set aside to launch “Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs” around the nation. But good luck trying to learn what exactly the bi-state bid entails, other than the safe presumption that at least one industrial hydrogen production facility would be subsidized. Continue Reading Pacific NW ‘hydrogen hub’ pitch to federal government treated as top secret

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Varying security cameras lined up. A growing number of privacy concerns are being raised about automated tracking and data sharing and storing, locally and nationwide. Photo by Lianhao Qu via Unsplash.

New report finds data sharing with federal immigration agencies might violate Washington law

Immigrant-rights advocates are pointing to new findings by the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, raising concerns of how surveillance technology is used in Washington state.
The report argues that sharing of license plate data violates the state’s Keep Washington Working Act.
The University of Washington Center for Human Rights analyzed data on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by state and local law enforcement agencies obtained through public records requests. The report found that these agencies share this data with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol. Continue Reading New report finds data sharing with federal immigration agencies might violate Washington law

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Northwest scientists are looking into the possible impacts that offshore wind farms might have on marine wildlife.

Lots of whales spotted around offshore wind farm zones along West Coast

The federal government has commissioned Oregon State University to look into the possible impacts of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife. In the first year of this four-year project, the researchers spotted sizable numbers of seabirds and whales — including the largest animal on Earth — in the Oregon and Northern California areas that could one day host floating wind farms. Continue Reading Lots of whales spotted around offshore wind farm zones along West Coast

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