Thursday, September 3, 2015

Energy News Digest for September 3, 2015

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS

Weather Forecast for September 3, 2015

Special Weather Statement – Mountain Snow, Including the Olympics

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Washington State Crews Working Hard to Restore Power (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Community Solar Investors Could Qualify for Federal Tax Credits, IRS Ruling Indicates (Utility Dive)

Salmon Spawns on Obama’s Shoes: ‘He’s Happy to See Me,’ President Laughs (Associated Press)

Olympic Peninsula Tribe Acquires Mobilisa to Bring Internet Access to Rural Areas “…buys broadband capacity from a Tacoma nonprofit called NoaNet…” (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Good Weather Coming for Labor Day Weekend (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Washington State Crews Working Hard to Restore Power
  • ‘Historic’ Summer Storm: Jefferson County All Clear, All Back with Power
  • Bellingham Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suspected in Death of Elderly Couple
  • Windstorm Shakes Up BC Hydro’s Weather Prediction System
  • Pacific Northwest Wildfires Continue to Plague Co-ops
  • Disaster Recovery: We Are All First Responders
  • Avista Seeks Rate Changes
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Wants to Boost Revenue by $2.7 Billion, Pushing Up Bills
  • In Parched California, a Farmer’s Market Is Emerging for Power
  • Nuclear Regulators Boost Oversight of Massachusetts Power Plant
  • Puerto Rico’s Electric Utility PREPA Reaches Deal with Bondholders
  • Salmon Spawns on Obama’s Shoes: ‘He’s Happy to See Me,’ President Laughs
  • Obama’s Fish Tale: Salmon Spawning on His Shoes
  • Ruling Strikes Down Lesser Prairie-Chicken’s ‘Threatened’ Listing
  • Washington State Sues Feds over Safety of Nuclear Waste Tanks
  • Feds Work on New Water Quality Rule for Washington State
  • Snoqualmie Tribe Rallies to ‘Save Falls’
  • Community Solar Investors Could Qualify for Federal Tax Credits, IRS Ruling Indicates
  • Spokane’s North Central High School to Get Solar Panels to Teach about Energy
  • Editorial: Credibility-Challenged Oregon Department of Energy Should Release Legal Memo
  • In Rural Alaska, Obama Works to Speed Renewable Energy Revolution
  • Solar Power Supplies Ten Percent of Japan’s Peak Summer Power
  • Washington State’s Camas School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency
  • Whirlpool’s App-Connected Home Appliances Can Save You Money & Time
  • Marijuana Industry Struggles with Devastating Wildfire Season
  • Fears of Marijuana ‘Monopoly’ In Ohio Undercut Support for Legalization
  • What Does the Clean Power Plan Have In Store? Don’t Count Out Electron Laundering
  • Lots of Trees to Hug: Study Counts 3 Trillion Trees on Earth
  • Olympic Peninsula Tribe Acquires Mobilisa to Bring Internet Access to Rural Areas
  • Click! Subsidy Should Cease, Tacoma Public Utility Bosses Say, But Not Many Options to End It
  • Cable-Box Rentals: A Needless $19-Billion Industry
  • Eight Ways to Use Data to Tell a Compelling Story
  • Three Reminders That Selfies Are More than Frivolous Photos
  • The Good, Bad & Weird of Company Logo Changes
  • I Can’t Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks
  • Pam Roach, Controversial GOP State Senator, Running for Pierce County Council
  • Federal Energy Bill Vote May Get Pushed to 2016
  • FERC Chairman Bay Names Max Minzner as General Counsel
  • Good Weather Coming for Labor Day Weekend
  • No Charges against Officer in Olympia Skateboard Shooting
  • I-5 Exit to U-S 101 in Olympia Closes Thursday Night for Expansion Joint Repairs
  • The Biggest Risk for Seattle? No, It’s Not an Earthquake
  • Yawn: Judge Lets Brady Play, Ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’
WORD OF THE DAY

Doldrums • \DOLE-drums\ • Noun - 1: a spell of listlessness or despondency 2: often capitalized: a part of the ocean near the equator abounding in calms, squalls, and light shifting winds 3: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or slump

The drops of rain splattered against Donny’s office window. The rhythm of the pelting deluge worked as a hypnotic drug, dragging the usually energetic accountant into a listless bout of the doldrums.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Washington State Crews Working Hard to Restore Power (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

‘Historic’ Summer Storm: Jefferson County All Clear, All Back with Power (Port Townsend Leader, WA)

Bellingham Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suspected in Death of Elderly Couple (KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA)

Windstorm Shakes Up BC Hydro’s Weather Prediction System – Heavy rainfall was expected, but high winds a surprise (Victoria Times Colonist, BC)

Pacific Northwest Wildfires Continue to Plague Co-ops (Electric Co-op Today)

Disaster Recovery: We Are All First Responders – FEMA Director Craig Fugate on why the Katrina response failed, why it’s important to talk about “survivors” instead of “victims,” and why citizens can’t just wait for the government to save them in a huge disaster (The Atlantic)

Avista Seeks Rate Changes (Goldendale Sentinel, WA)

Pacific Gas & Electric Wants to Boost Revenue by $2.7 Billion, Pushing Up Bills (SF Chronicle, CA)

In Parched California, a Farmer’s Market Is Emerging for Power (Bloomberg News)

Nuclear Regulators Boost Oversight of Massachusetts Power Plant (Associated Press)

Puerto Rico’s Electric Utility PREPA Reaches Deal with Bondholders (Utility Dive)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Salmon Spawns on Obama’s Shoes: ‘He’s Happy to See Me,’ President Laughs (Associated Press)

Obama’s Fish Tale: Salmon Spawning on His Shoes (Associated Press)

Ruling Strikes Down Lesser Prairie-Chicken’s ‘Threatened’ Listing (Amarillo Globe News, TX)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Washington State Sues Feds over Safety of Nuclear Waste Tanks (Associated Press)

Feds Work on New Water Quality Rule for Washington State (Associated Press)

Snoqualmie Tribe Rallies to ‘Save Falls’ (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Community Solar Investors Could Qualify for Federal Tax Credits, IRS Ruling Indicates (Utility Dive)

Spokane’s North Central High School to Get Solar Panels to Teach about Energy (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Editorial: Credibility-Challenged Oregon Department of Energy Should Release Legal Memo (Oregonian, Portland)

In Rural Alaska, Obama Works to Speed Renewable Energy Revolution (Fairbanks News Miner, AK)

Solar Power Supplies Ten Percent of Japan’s Peak Summer Power (Reuters)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Washington State’s Camas School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency (Breaking Energy)

Whirlpool’s App-Connected Home Appliances Can Save You Money & Time (Mashable)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Marijuana Industry Struggles with Devastating Wildfire Season (Grist Online)

Fears of Marijuana ‘Monopoly’ In Ohio Undercut Support for Legalization (National Public Radio)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

What Does the Clean Power Plan Have In Store? Don’t Count Out Electron Laundering (Forbes Magazine)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Lots of Trees to Hug: Study Counts 3 Trillion Trees on Earth (NY Times)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Olympic Peninsula Tribe Acquires Mobilisa to Bring Internet Access to Rural Areas “…buys broadband capacity from a Tacoma nonprofit called NoaNet…” (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Click! Subsidy Should Cease, Tacoma Public Utility Bosses Say, But Not Many Options to End It (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA - Paywall Advisory)

Cable-Box Rentals: A Needless $19-Billion Industry (Atlantic Magazine)

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

Eight Ways to Use Data to Tell a Compelling Story (Mashable)

Three Reminders That Selfies Are More than Frivolous Photos (Washington Post)

The Good, Bad & Weird of Company Logo Changes (SF Chronicle, CA)

I Can’t Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks (Mother Jones)

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

Pam Roach, Controversial GOP State Senator, Running for Pierce County Council (Olympian - Paywall Advisory)

Federal Energy Bill Vote May Get Pushed to 2016 (Morning Consult)

FERC Chairman Bay Names Max Minzner as General Counsel (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

GENERAL NEWS

Good Weather Coming for Labor Day Weekend (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

No Charges against Officer in Olympia Skateboard Shooting (Northwest Public Radio)

I-5 Exit to U-S 101 in Olympia Closes Thursday Night for Expansion Joint Repairs (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

The Biggest Risk for Seattle? No, It’s Not an Earthquake (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Yawn: Judge Lets Brady Play, Ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’ (Yahoo! Sports)

DIVERSIONS

Australian Sheep Is Unofficially the World’s Woolliest

Female MMA Fighter Puts Man into Incredibly Painful Choke Hold after He Tries to Steal Her Cell Phone

How the Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

Donald Trump PiƱatas a Hit for Santa Cruz County Maker

SONG OF THE DAY

Pat Benatar- Hit Me with Your Best Shot

LINKS & PAYWALL ADVISORY

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Energy News Digest for September 2, 2015

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS

Weather Forecast for September 2, 2015

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Four Days after Rare August Storm, Thousands Still without Power (KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA)

Canada: Weekend Windstorm Caused Largest Power Outage in BC Hydro History (Vancouver Sun, BC)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/weekend+windstorm+caused+largest+power+outage+hydro+history/11333084/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/weekend+windstorm+caused+largest+power+outage+hydro+history/11333084/story.html



Editorial: Washington State’s Green Energy Benefits Aren’t Spread Equally (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Facebook to Build Third Data Center in Prineville (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Firefighters Use Mild Conditions to Go On the Offense in Washington State (Northwest Public Radio)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Four Days after Rare August Storm, Thousands Still without Power
  • Canada: Weekend Windstorm Caused Largest Power Outage in BC Hydro History
  • Lewis County Authorities Seek Information on Trees Intentionally Cut to Fall on Power Lines
  • Oregon: Rate Increase Focus of September 15 Columbia River PUD Meeting
  • Cascade Natural Gas to Lower Rates
  • Port Angeles’ Morse Creek Power Plant to be Sold
  • Grant PUD Hydro Manager Ready for Anything That Floats Her Way
  • Hydropower, Eh! New England Governors Looking to Eastern Canada for Clean Energy Solutions
  • Tennessee: Data Gathered Shows Low Voltage in Cherokee Reservoir
  • Op/Ed: New York’s Electricity Market is a Scam
  • We’re in the Eye of the Storm of Peak Squirrel Activity!
  • Not Convinced Acid Oceans Are Causing Harm? Ask a Shellfish Grower
  • Sequim Tries Sending Reclaimed Water to Farms during Drought
  • Editorial: Washington State’s Green Energy Benefits Aren’t Spread Equally
  • Electric Utilities Meeting Renewable Energy Targets, State Energy Regulators Say
  • In Rural Alaska, Obama Works to Speed Renewable Energy Revolution
  • Wind-Power Producers Find Profits as Elusive as a Summer Breeze
  • The Surprising Way That Birds & Wind Turbines Can Coexist
  • How A Green Business Group Is Transforming the Way Utilities Sell Renewables
  • Obama, EPA Defend Clean Power Plan against States’ Challenge
  • Facebook to Build Third Data Center in Prineville
  • Seattle Vs. San Francisco: Who Is Tops in the Cloud?
  • Most CenturyLink Customers Still Technically Can’t Get Broadband
  • Officials Hope Fiber Will Replace Coal in Eastern Kentucky
  • Google’s Logo Gets Redesigned for the Alphabet Era
  • Facebook Announces a New Digital Assistant, ‘M’
  • Washington State Senator Hatfield Leaves Senate to Focus on Rural Economic Development
  • Editorial: Public Records Act Applies to All Devices
  • Firefighters Use Mild Conditions to Go On the Offense in Washington State
  • Wildfires Have Now Burned a Massive Eight Million Acres across the U-S
  • Earthquake Measuring 4.3 Rocks Washington’s Okanogan Area
  • Mason County Releases 2016 Preliminary Budget
  • Chehalis Panhandling Ordinance Takes Effect Wednesday
  • This Year’s El Nino Will Be the Strongest in 18 Years, WMO Says
  • Editorial: After McKinley, is Rainier Next?
WORD OF THE DAY

Symbiosis • \sim-bee-OH-sis\ • Noun - 1: the living together in close association of two dissimilar organisms especially when mutually beneficial *2: a cooperative relationship

In the silent depths of the clear blue water, the torpedo-like, gray bulk of the shark sliced through the water, the remora fish in close proximity…awaiting the crumbs from the table in their symbiotic relationship with the remorseless hunter of the deep.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Four Days after Rare August Storm, Thousands Still without Power (KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA)

Canada: Weekend Windstorm Caused Largest Power Outage in BC Hydro History (Vancouver Sun, BC)

Lewis County Authorities Seek Information on Trees Intentionally Cut to Fall on Power Lines (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)

Oregon: Rate Increase Focus of September 15 Columbia River PUD Meeting (St Helens Chronicle, OR)

Cascade Natural Gas to Lower Rates (Walla Walla Union Bulletin, WA)

Port Angeles’ Morse Creek Power Plant to be Sold (KONP Radio, Port Angeles, WA)

Grant PUD Hydro Manager Ready for Anything That Floats Her Way (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Hydropower, Eh! New England Governors Looking to Eastern Canada for Clean Energy Solutions (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tennessee: Data Gathered Shows Low Voltage in Cherokee Reservoir (WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN)

Op/Ed: New York’s Electricity Market is a Scam (Al Jazeera)

We’re in the Eye of the Storm of Peak Squirrel Activity! (American Public Power Association)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Not Convinced Acid Oceans Are Causing Harm? Ask a Shellfish Grower (Oregonian, Portland)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Sequim Tries Sending Reclaimed Water to Farms during Drought (KCPQ-TV, Seattle, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Editorial: Washington State’s Green Energy Benefits Aren’t Spread Equally (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Electric Utilities Meeting Renewable Energy Targets, State Energy Regulators Say (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA)

In Rural Alaska, Obama Works to Speed Renewable Energy Revolution (Washington Post)

Wind-Power Producers Find Profits as Elusive as a Summer Breeze (Bloomberg News)

The Surprising Way That Birds & Wind Turbines Can Coexist (Washington Post)

How A Green Business Group Is Transforming the Way Utilities Sell Renewables (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Obama, EPA Defend Clean Power Plan against States’ Challenge (Bloomberg News)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Facebook to Build Third Data Center in Prineville (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Seattle Vs. San Francisco: Who Is Tops in the Cloud? (GigaOM)

Most CenturyLink Customers Still Technically Can’t Get Broadband (Broadband Reports)

Officials Hope Fiber Will Replace Coal in Eastern Kentucky (Associated Press)

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

Google’s Logo Gets Redesigned for the Alphabet Era (GigaOM)

Facebook Announces a New Digital Assistant, ‘M’ (GigaOM)

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

Washington State Senator Hatfield Leaves Senate to Focus on Rural Economic Development (KBKW Radio, Aberdeen, WA)

Editorial: Public Records Act Applies to All Devices (Seattle Times, WA - Paywall Advisory)

GENERAL NEWS

Firefighters Use Mild Conditions to Go On the Offense in Washington State (Northwest Public Radio)

Wildfires Have Now Burned a Massive Eight Million Acres across the U-S (Washington Post)

Earthquake Measuring 4.3 Rocks Washington’s Okanogan Area (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Mason County Releases 2016 Preliminary Budget (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Chehalis Panhandling Ordinance Takes Effect Wednesday (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)

This Year’s El Nino Will Be the Strongest in 18 Years, WMO Says (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Editorial: After McKinley, is Rainier Next? (Everett Herald, WA)

DIVERSIONS

How Francis Wharton Made His Dentures from Deer’s Teeth

Giant ‘Star Wars’ Murals Made from Post-It Notes Are What Your Office Needs

London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

Banning Terms Including ‘Male, Female, Illegal Alien’ Draws Ire at WSU

SONG OF THE DAY

ABBA – The Name of the Game

LINKS & PAYWALL ADVISORY

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Note that as some newspapers migrate to a “paywall” system of access, some articles may not be available without forking over some cold hard credit card cash. However, some sites will allow a certain number of story accesses per month before holding out their hand. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Energy News Digest for September 1, 2015

SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS

Weather Forecast for September 1, 2015

Special Weather Statement for Mountain Snow

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Two People Killed in Seattle-Area Windstorm Identified (Seattle Times, WA - Paywall Advisory)

British Columbia Storm: Why Did the Wind & Rain Do So Much Damage? - Weekend storm left half a million BC Hydro customers without power at its peak (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Poorly-Timed BC Hydro Tweet Leads To Hilarious Responses during Power Outage (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Despite Rain, Threat of Wildfires Will Remain into October (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Fishery Managers Rescind Moratorium on Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing (KNDO/KNDU-TV, Tri Cities, WA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Two People Killed in Seattle-Area Windstorm Identified
  • British Columbia Storm: Why Did the Wind & Rain Do So Much Damage?
  • Mason PUD 3 Sends Crew to Assist Snohomish PUD in Power Restoration
  • Plans to Join PacifiCorp with CAISO Grid Move Closer to Reality
  • California PUC Fines Pacific Gas & Electric $50,000 for Lax Security in Metcalf Substation Invasion
  • Snohomish PUD Replacing County’s Aging Electrical Systems
  • Crescent Bar/Grant PUD Lawsuits Dismissed
  • New York: Niagara Generation Workers Aren’t Getting Paid
  • War on Power Theft Gets U-S Senator’s Help
  • Fishery Managers Rescind Moratorium on Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing
  • Greens Drop Suit over Salmon-Blocking Dams on the Rogue River
  • Op/Ed: NOAA Fisheries Embraces — Not Ignores — Climate Research
  • Agriculture Chief Promises More Sage Grouse Spending in West as Bird Becomes Political Issue
  • Sequim: Parched Olympic Peninsula Community Eyes New Reservoir
  • Alaska Increases Wind Power Capacity in Utility-Scale & Distributed-Scale Projects
  • Nest’s Got a New Thermostat
  • Want Your Energy Efficiency Program to Succeed? Aim It at Poor People
  • Poorly-Timed BC Hydro Tweet Leads To Hilarious Responses during Power Outage
  • Eight Ways to Effectively Manage Your Facebook Marketing
  • Japan Scraps Olympic Logo over Plagiarism Allegation
  • Why Jay Inslee Should Run For President
  • Despite Rain, Threat of Wildfires Will Remain into October
  • Arborist Says Trees Could Need Inspection after Windstorm
  • Wi-Fi Poaching Leads Police to Wanted Post Falls Man
WORD OF THE DAY

Peripatetic • \pare-uh-pah-TET-tick\ adjective • - Of, relating to, or given to walking b: moving or traveling from place to place

The evening’s peripatetic presentation by the economics professor caused a rush on massage and chiropractic treatment the following morning. Seems his back and forth roaming on stage was more energetic than a Wimbledon tennis volley as the attendees tried in vain to crane their necks left and right to keep up with his pace.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Two People Killed in Seattle-Area Windstorm Identified (Seattle Times, WA - Paywall Advisory)

British Columbia Storm: Why Did the Wind & Rain Do So Much Damage? - Weekend storm left half a million BC Hydro customers without power at its peak (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mason PUD 3 Sends Crew to Assist Snohomish PUD in Power Restoration (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Plans to Join PacifiCorp with CAISO Grid Move Closer to Reality (Utility Dive)

California PUC Fines Pacific Gas & Electric $50,000 for Lax Security in Metcalf Substation Invasion (San Jose Mercury News, CA)

Snohomish PUD Replacing County’s Aging Electrical Systems (Everett Herald, WA)

Crescent Bar/Grant PUD Lawsuits Dismissed (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

New York: Niagara Generation Workers Aren’t Getting Paid (WIVB-TV, Buffalo, NY)

War on Power Theft Gets U-S Senator’s Help (Electric Co-op Today)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Fishery Managers Rescind Moratorium on Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing (KNDO/KNDU-TV, Tri Cities, WA)

Greens Drop Suit over Salmon-Blocking Dams on the Rogue River (Courthouse News Service)

Op/Ed: NOAA Fisheries Embraces — Not Ignores — Climate Research (Seattle Times, WA - Paywall Advisory)

Agriculture Chief Promises More Sage Grouse Spending in West as Bird Becomes Political Issue (Associated Press)

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Sequim: Parched Olympic Peninsula Community Eyes New Reservoir (Northwest Public Radio)

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Alaska Increases Wind Power Capacity in Utility-Scale & Distributed-Scale Projects (U-S Energy Information Administration)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Nest’s Got a New Thermostat (Gizmodo)

Want Your Energy Efficiency Program to Succeed? Aim It at Poor People (Grist Online)

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

Poorly-Timed BC Hydro Tweet Leads To Hilarious Responses during Power Outage (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Eight Ways to Effectively Manage Your Facebook Marketing (Social Media Examiner)

Japan Scraps Olympic Logo over Plagiarism Allegation (Mashable)

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

Why Jay Inslee Should Run For President (Crosscut Seattle)

GENERAL NEWS

Despite Rain, Threat of Wildfires Will Remain into October (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Arborist Says Trees Could Need Inspection after Windstorm (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Wi-Fi Poaching Leads Police to Wanted Post Falls Man (KREM-TV, Spokane, WA)

DIVERSIONS

These Guys Were Out Fishing When Suddenly — Kittens

Illinois Can’t Pay Its Lottery Winners Right Now

‘Marshawn Lynch’ Running for US President

Thousands of Birds Invade Small Town of Selleck (NE of Black Diamond)

SONG OF THE DAY

The Beatles – You Never Give Me Your Money, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

LINKS & PAYWALL ADVISORY

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

Note that as some newspapers migrate to a “paywall” system of access, some articles may not be available without forking over some cold hard credit card cash. However, some sites will allow a certain number of story accesses per month before holding out their hand. Sorry if this is an inconvenience.