Tag Archives: State of Washington

Supreme Court Gives Tribes A Victory Over Washington State In Salmon Case

A tie in the U.S. Supreme Court may cost Washington state $2 billion. The court’s 4-4 split Monday settled a long-running court battle between tribes and the state over salmon-blocking road culverts. Culverts are the pipes and tunnels that carry streams under roads. If they’re designed poorly they can block salmon from swimming to habitat upstream where […]
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National Park Service to relocate Western regional office to Vancouver, Wash.

NPS plans to move its regional offices out of San Francisco’s pricey Financial District to a cluster of buildings near Fort Vancouver, saving millions in rent and reduced salaries. The decision was reported by KQED in San Francisco, where the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office is located. The Pacific West Region staff will […]
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REPORT – Cybersecurity for the States: Lessons from Across America

State Library Ed. Note: Full report is available HERE This study examines states’ efforts to advance cybersecurity efforts, enumerating lessons learned from an in-depth focus on three case studies of states that have seen demonstrable successes. State programs are all unique and heavily dependent on the organization of local government, but across all structures, the […]
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Washington State electric car credits expire, agencies miss mandates

On the same day that Washington State’s electric-car tax exemptions expired on June 1, an advocacy organization issued a report that said state agencies have done very little to meet a deadline to buy electric cars. The state passed a law in 2007 requiring that all public agencies meet 100 percent of their transportation needs […]
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Opinion: Canada’s unneighborly pipeline deal threatens orcas and climate

Canada has aligned itself with a giant project that would promote and perpetuate greater consumption of fossil fuels, endanger our marine environment and generate more carbon pollution. Our neighbors in Canada have been good partners in the fight against climate change and efforts to keep our seas healthy. However, this week Canada took a major […]
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Inslee calls Canada pipeline ‘profoundly damaging,’ fears for orcas in surprise deal 

Canada stuns opponents, cheers backers of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion with an unprecedented deal to buy, guarantee expansion. An unprecedented deal between the Canadian federal government and Houston-based Kinder Morgan to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline poses grave risks for the critically endangered southern-resident killer- whale population, and drew a stiff rebuke from Washington’s […]
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Coastal erosion gnaws at Cape Disappointment 

Some want beach restored with sediment from dredging. Coastal erosion is chewing away at one of the Northwest’s most popular recreation areas. It’s threatening the main campground and other amenities at Cape Disappointment State Park, which has the second most camper visits in the Washington State Park system. Source: Coastal erosion gnaws at Cape Disappointment […]
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Coastal Erosion Gnaws At 1 Of Washington’s Most Popular State Parks

Coastal erosion is threatening the main campground and other amenities at Cape Disappointment State Park, which has the second most camper visits in the Washington State Park system. Source: Coastal Erosion Gnaws At 1 Of Washington’s Most Popular State Parks . News | OPB

Meet The Companies Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In The Pacific Northwest

Seven different companies have notified Washington’s Department of Licensing that they plan to test self-driving vehicles on roads in the state. Oregon transportation officials have gotten notifications from two other companies. A mixture of big tech companies and startups are expanding test programs to the Pacific Northwest. The list includes Waymo, NVIDIA, Intel and Torc […]
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‘A demented social club’: Poachers slaughtered hundreds of animals in Pacific Northwest for ‘the thrill,’ police say

Footage from the suspects’ cellphones helped unravel the carnage, authorities say. t started when state officials wanted answers about the headless deer turning up in the Oregon wilderness east of Mount Hood. “Nearly every year, it seems we have deer showing up minus their heads at the end of seasons,” Craig Gunderson, a senior trooper with the […]
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