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Residences leveled by the Camp Fire line a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif., earlier this month. A massive federal report says climate change is contributing to larger wildfires as well as other deadly extreme weather. CREDIT: Noah Berger/AP

Federal Scientific Report Says Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities

Climate change is already causing more frequent and severe weather across the U.S., and the country is poised to suffer massive damage to infrastructure, ecosystems, health and the economy if global warming is allowed to continue, according to the most comprehensive federal climate report to date. Continue Reading Federal Scientific Report Says Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities

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Dozens of members of the University of Washington marching band, shown here in 2017, were transported to hospitals after a bus overturned on Thursday. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

UW Marching Band Won’t Perform At Apple Cup After Bus Crash En Route To Pullman

The University of Washington marching band will not perform during the Apple Cup, the annual football rivalry game against Washington State University, after one of its three charter buses rolled Thursday onto its side while traveling from Seattle to Pullman. The accident happened near George, Wash., in central Washington, between the Columbia River Vantage bridge and Moses Lake. Continue Reading UW Marching Band Won’t Perform At Apple Cup After Bus Crash En Route To Pullman

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A holiday mug is seen among the wreckage of what was once someone's kitchen in Paradise, Calif. CREDIT: Elise Hu/NPR

California Fire Evacuees To Spend Thanksgiving Without Homes, As Restaurants Step In To Help

Both those homes burned to the ground in the historic Camp Fire. The scale of the fire’s destruction is so spread out that very little of the towns of Paradise, Magalia and Concow remain. So far, the fire scorched 230 square miles — an area the size of Chicago. So many evacuees have fled to nearby Chico, prompting local businesses to try and give them a place to exhale. Continue Reading California Fire Evacuees To Spend Thanksgiving Without Homes, As Restaurants Step In To Help

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Changing the clock for the first Daylight Saving Time in 1918. CREDIT: U.S. SENATE HISTORICAL OFFICE

Dread The Dark? West Coast Lawmakers Say It’s Time To Stop The Clock ‘Fall Back’ Routine

According to some Oregon and Washington legislators, it’s high time to get rid of the twice-yearly ritual of changing clocks. This past month, 60 percent of California voters approved Proposition 7, a ballot proposition to make daylight saving time permanent. Continue Reading Dread The Dark? West Coast Lawmakers Say It’s Time To Stop The Clock ‘Fall Back’ Routine

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Lt. Gov Cyrus Habib is requesting money in the next two year state budget to hire security. JEANIE LINDSAY / N3

‘A Necessary Precaution.’ Washington’s Blind Lieutenant Governor Wants Security At Public Events

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, who is blind and has faced vitriol online, is requesting funding in the next two-year state budget to hire security when he attends large, public events. The request is contained in an agency “decision package” submitted by Habib’s office to the Office of Financial Management as part of the lead-up to the budget writing process. Continue Reading ‘A Necessary Precaution.’ Washington’s Blind Lieutenant Governor Wants Security At Public Events

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Dignitaries cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Bitmain's new East Wenatchee bitcoin mine -- in other words, a data center that earns cryptocurrency. CREDIT: TOM BANSE

China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington

One of the biggest players in the global cryptocurrency space has established a foothold in the Pacific Northwest. China-based Bitmain Technologies held a ribbon cutting for a $20 million data center near the Wenatchee airport on Friday. A celebratory mood ran through the grand opening despite headwinds besetting the virtual currency sector. Continue Reading China-Based Cryptocurrency Firm Establishes Foothold In Central Washington

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visits Grinnell, Iowa to support gubernatorial Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell. Inslee is seen as a potential presidential candidate for 2020. CREDIT: CLAY MASTER / IOWA PUBLIC RADIO

Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s busy out-of-state travel schedule has put a strain on the state troopers who protect him and resulted in a spike in overtime costs. As a result, the Washington State Patrol has requested an additional $1.3 million to protect the governor and first lady over the next two years. Continue Reading Costs Grow For Jay Inslee’s Out-Of-State Travel, With Speculation Of His 2020 Plans

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