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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded just under $14 million for an attempt to build a hydrogen-energy production facility at a nuclear power plant in Minnesota with the help of a nuclear research lab in Idaho.
BOISE – The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday awarded a Utah energy cooperative about $1.4 billion to help build a dozen small nuclear reactors in eastern Idaho.
With climate change back on the front burner, so to speak, dirt is probably not the hero you were expecting. The documentary “Kiss the Ground” makes the case that by regenerating the Earth’s soils, we can balance the climate, replenish the water supply, keep species off the extinction list and better feed the world.
General Motors announced its second major electric vehicle partnership in less than a week on Tuesday, this time a $2 billion deal with startup Nikola.
SEATTLE – A new environmental review of plans to build a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington shows that the project would boost the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere – but not as much as if the methanol were made elsewhere.
From the time he was a child, Taylor Duncan loved the game of baseball. However, at four-years-old, he was diagnosed with Autism making it hard for him to participate in his favorite game. It was through the adversity that he faced that he created Alternative Baseball, a league for teens and adults with autism and special needs. Our Rob Jesselson caught up with Duncan to chat about the possibility of bringing a team to Spokane! If you or a family member is interested in joining the fun, below is the link to the Alternative Baseball website: https://www.alternativebaseball.org/
BERLIN – The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it’s still unclear what the cause was.
Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment.
Now that the frozen ground and a light dusting of snow has shut down the outdoor gardening season, it’s time for the reading and study season we all wait for. Preferably in a comfy chair with your lap warmed by a dog or cat. With that in mind, I want to spend several columns over the next few months on topics that will help you understand some more technical garden topics.
Alone among the larger districts in Spokane County, the Mead School District decided this year to mitigate its budget problems by offering a two-year supplemental levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. If the $14.6 million measure passes, the district will reinstate some paraeducators who were let go in recent cuts, maintain nursing staff at current levels, increase safety and security personnel, and expand learning opportunities for nontraditional students.
When Christian Phillips looks to his future, he sees a military career, and maybe someday owning his own nostalgia-themed store.
Jason Abrams teaches English and journalism at Dishman Hills High School in Spokane Valley but will soon get his chance to be a music teacher thanks to a nearly $5,000 grant from the Hagan Foundation.
Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative support in Olympia.
A successful pilot program last year has prompted the Spokane Valley Fire Department to permanently add an Alternative Response Unit to the department to respond to minor medical calls. A similar program is also in use by the Spokane Fire Department.
The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.
The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a “speck of bird poop” in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream politicians and outrage on social media.
Barry Martin credits Medical Lake Alternative High School with helping him turn a corner on his life.
When MEAD Alternative High School teacher Karina Berven first met Marina Brownlee, the student was at least a full academic year behind her peers.
Forty students from MEAD Alternative High School were selected for a daylong workshop in Seattle, where they’ll work with the musical’s cast, perform original numbers and, finally, attend the show itself. They join other schools from around the state, each of which submits a single act to represent them.
Under a five-year pilot, the state of Washington recently created a two-pronged approach for the Family Caregiver Support Program. Both provide free services for unpaid caregivers in a residence supporting a family member or friend who is at least 55 years old. They’re also aimed at helping seniors stay independent longer and out of more expensive Medicaid long-term care in a facility.