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Hanford whistleblower case settles for $5.5 million in total fines

Eight years ago, Salina Savage took on government contractors who had used a shell company to prevent legitimate businesses from receiving lucrative jobs at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Richland-based whistleblower’s case finally settled this week, generating more than $5.5 million in fines against the company and a total of $690,000 paid to Savage for alerting the government to the swindle.

State Supreme Court sides with Port of Vancouver in oil terminal suit

The Port of Vancouver didn’t violate the State Environmental Policy Act when it leased property for what could be the nation’s largest oil terminal, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision. Environmental groups Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center argued the port commissioners violated state environmental laws when it agreed to lease land to Savage Cos. and Tesoro Corp., now collaborating as Vancouver Energy, without the project first undergoing the analysis for an environmental impact statement.

Houston’s Savage looks to improve before playoffs

Houston’s Tom Savage wasn’t great in his first career start in place of Brock Osweiler. But he didn’t make any major mistakes, and the Texans got a 12-10 win over Cincinnati on Saturday night thanks to a missed field goal as time expired.

Favorite Generic Roleplaying Systems

There is a fourth hidden genre of games. One that is more potent, accessible and unbound. Instead of bending players to fit its universe, this genre is designed to kowtow to the will of the players. It is the generic. It is the universal. All are one in this game genre. The only restriction is imagination.