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  • Legal pot Business Growing in Grays Harbor

    maryjanemoneyIn spite of the many hurdles a prospective business owner must overcome to open a business under I-502 Grays Harbor is beginning to get the wrinkles ironed out and expecting a 'Tier 3' growing operation which could span between 10,000 and 30,000 square feet to begin production soon.

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  • Man Walks Free After 19 years; Accusation Recanted

    gavelscaleA man who has been in prison for nearly two decades has walked free out of an Olympia courtroom, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her. Jerry Lee Brock had been in prison since his conviction in 1995. In 2012, the alleged victim, Regina Rush, came… Read More +

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  • Gonzaga Routs Saint Joseph's

    basketball genericGary Bell Jr. scored 18 points as No. 13 Gonzaga routed outmatched Saint Joseph's 94-42 on Wednesday night as part of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Josh Perkins added 13 points and Byron Wesley 12 for Gonzaga (3-0), which has yet to surrender more than 58 points in a game this season. Domantas Sabonis added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Brown scored 14 points for cold-shooting Saint Joseph's (1-2),

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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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