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  • UPDATE: Axe Found

    parade2014The axe has been found. The Axe has some scratches and needs to be fixed up a bit. It was found up by Lake Cushman Tuesday evening. No other details at this time. Previous Story:  Paul Bunyan lost his axe somewhere between… Read More +

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  • Cell Surveillance Devices

    cellphoneA newspaper reports that Tacoma, Washington, police have purchased and used surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of cell phone calls, text messages and data transfers up to a half mile away. The News Tribune reports the device is small… Read More +

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  • Mariners Beat Rangers 5-0

    marinerslogo7James Paxton pitched into the seventh in a bounce-back start, Robinson Cano hit his 12th home run of the season, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 on Tuesday night. Paxton threw a career-high 118 pitches and came an out away from tying his career high with seven innings pitched. The rookie lowered his ERA to 1.71, the best mark for a pitcher in his first 11 major league starts since 1990.

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New Coal Pollution Limits Challenge Industry

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e38650883b.jpgMichael Hall/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- These are tough times for America’s coal industry, and another challenge came on Friday, when the Obama administration announced EPA requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. The proposal would help reshape where Americans get electricity, away from a coal-dependent past into a future fired by cleaner sources of energy.

President Obama says new rules would help end “the limitless dumping of carbon pollution” from power plants. Under the proposal, new coal-powered power plants would have to install expensive technology to capture carbon dioxide and bury it underground. No coal-fired power plant has done that yet, in large part because of the cost.

The coal industry, which is struggling to compete with cheaper and cleaner natural gas, accounts for 40 percent of U.S. electricity. But coal’s share is declining. The regulations have been in the works since 2011 and stem from a 1970 law passed by Congress to control air pollution. In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that that law, the Clean Air Act, could be applied to heat-trapping pollution.

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