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Energy Adviser: Volunteers help keep county green

August 6, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Since it was established in 1992, StreamTeam, an environmental stewardship initiative by Clark Public Utilities, has rooted itself as the premier volunteer-powered environmental restoration organization in Southwest Washington. And after more than two years of putting events on hold due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, StreamTeam is eagerly welcoming volunteers back… Read story

Energy Adviser: Dispatch is utility’s nerve center

July 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Being a Clark Public Utilities dispatcher is a lot like being forest fire lookout atop a mountain. They see the utility’s entire electrical networks from their desks — more than 6,600 miles of electric wire and 60 substations — and they monitor it for trouble 24 hours a day, seven… Read story

Energy Adviser: Prepare your home for vacation

July 23, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Getting ready for a summer vacation requires more than packing a bag—homes need to be prepared for an extended vacancy, otherwise you could be wasting energy. Heating and cooling a house accounts for about 43 percent of the average household’s utility bill. There’s no need to cool a home when… Read story

President Joe Biden with first lady Jill Biden waves as they walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, upon arrival from a trip to visit flood affected areas in Kentucky, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.

Learning from failures: How Biden scored win on climate plan

President Joe Biden with first lady Jill Biden waves as they walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, upon arrival from a trip to visit flood affected areas in Kentucky, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.

August 9, 2022, 2:11pm Politics

Over the last year, President Joe Biden watched pieces of his domestic agenda get thrown overboard in an effort to keep it afloat. Free community college, child care funding, expanded preschool — all left behind. Read story

Vanessa Correa, left, and Gigi Fiske, right, pass out gallons of milk at a food distribution held by the Farm Share food bank, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Miami. Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

How to recession-proof your life amid economic uncertainty

Vanessa Correa, left, and Gigi Fiske, right, pass out gallons of milk at a food distribution held by the Farm Share food bank, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Miami. Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

August 3, 2022, 8:23am Business

Prices for gas, food and rent are soaring. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2018. The U.S. economy has shrunk for two straight quarters. Read story

FILE - Niklas Hoehne, from left, New Climate Institute Cologne, Luisa Neubauer, Fridays for Future activist, Peter Donatus, journalist and activist, and Linda Kastrop, activist, stand in front of a giant globe in the exhibition "The Fragile Paradise" during a news conference on planned actions in 2022 and discuss "greenwashing" in Brussels, Oberhausen, Germany, Feb. 11, 2022. The U.S. has renewed legitimacy on global climate issues and will be able to inspire other nations in their own emissions-reducing efforts, experts said, after the Democrats pushed their big economic bill through the Senate on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Climate activists agree that the bill is just one step on a larger path towards climate action.

‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts U.S. climate credibility

FILE - Niklas Hoehne, from left, New Climate Institute Cologne, Luisa Neubauer, Fridays for Future activist, Peter Donatus, journalist and activist, and Linda Kastrop, activist, stand in front of a giant globe in the exhibition "The Fragile Paradise" during a news conference on planned actions in 2022 and discuss "greenwashing" in Brussels, Oberhausen, Germany, Feb. 11, 2022. The U.S. has renewed legitimacy on global climate issues and will be able to inspire other nations in their own emissions-reducing efforts, experts said, after the Democrats pushed their big economic bill through the Senate on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Climate activists agree that the bill is just one step on a larger path towards climate action.

August 10, 2022, 7:56am Politics

After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. Read story

Energy Adviser: Beat the heat while saving energy

July 15, 2022, 6:10am Clark County Life

Air conditioning has become a pretty common feature of homes in Southwest Washington. While it does quickly take the edge off a hot summer day, the power required to create that cooling comfort will raise the costs of the home energy bill. Read story

300-pound pig goes on walkabout

August 7, 2022, 6:00am Northwest

This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. And this big piggy is on the loose and looking like he wants to attack! Read story

A couple reacts after the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. According local media, supermarket, high-rise buildings and pharmacy were damaged.

Russians shell city near Europe’s largest nuclear plant

A couple reacts after the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. According local media, supermarket, high-rise buildings and pharmacy were damaged.

August 4, 2022, 8:07am Latest News

Powerful explosions rattled the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv on Thursday and a city close to the country’s biggest nuclear power plant sustained a barrage of shelling amid Russian attacks in several regions, Ukraine’s presidential office said. Read story

TerraPower's Michael Anderson, manager of test engineers and technicians, talks about the large periodic table on the wall overhead during a tour of the nuclear reactor development facility, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Everett, Wash. TerraPower plans to make its plant useful for today's energy grid with ever more renewable power. A salt heat "battery" will allow a nuclear plant to ramp up electricity production on demand, offsetting dips in electricity when the wind isn't blowing and sun isn't shining.

What do climate provisions in the U.S. Senate bill mean for Washington?

TerraPower's Michael Anderson, manager of test engineers and technicians, talks about the large periodic table on the wall overhead during a tour of the nuclear reactor development facility, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Everett, Wash. TerraPower plans to make its plant useful for today's energy grid with ever more renewable power. A salt heat "battery" will allow a nuclear plant to ramp up electricity production on demand, offsetting dips in electricity when the wind isn't blowing and sun isn't shining.

August 9, 2022, 1:47pm Latest News

The climate provisions of the U.S. Senate bill passed Sunday would create a slew of long-term federal tax breaks for proposed Washington solar farms, offer a $700 million investment in fuel technology sought by the developer of a next-generation Washington nuclear plant and broaden incentives for consumers to shift to… Read story

A local resident, back, tries to stop the fire at a neighbor's house destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

Russians attack two eastern Ukraine cities; one is close to Europe’s largest nuclear plant

A local resident, back, tries to stop the fire at a neighbor's house destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

August 6, 2022, 1:39pm Nation & World

Russian forces began an assault Saturday on two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region and kept up rocket and shelling attacks on other Ukrainian cities, including one close to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine's military and local officials said. Read story

Dr. Anthony Fauci walks to the mound to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Seattle. Fauci is President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP Photo/Ted S.

In Seattle, Fauci talks COVID politics, monkeypox and life in the public eye

Dr. Anthony Fauci walks to the mound to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Seattle. Fauci is President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 10, 2022, 7:33am Health

In a packed auditorium at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Dr. Anthony Fauci led a conversation Tuesday afternoon about the county’s deep divide around COVID-19, his involvement in early HIV/AIDS research and the role of public health in the future. Read story

MJ and her adoptive mother sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. State authorities placed MJ in foster care after learning that her father, the late Paul Adams, sexually assaulted her and posted video of the assaults on the Internet.

4 takeaways from AP’s Mormon church sex abuse investigation

MJ and her adoptive mother sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. State authorities placed MJ in foster care after learning that her father, the late Paul Adams, sexually assaulted her and posted video of the assaults on the Internet.

August 4, 2022, 8:15am Churches & Religion

When an Arizona bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the Mormon church, learned that a member of his ward was sexually assaulting his 5-year-old daughter, he followed church policy and called the Mormon Abuse Help Line. Read story

Supporters of Donald Trump, members of the media and law enforcement gather near Mar-a-Lago  in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

GOP rallies around Trump following FBI search of his estate

Supporters of Donald Trump, members of the media and law enforcement gather near Mar-a-Lago  in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

August 9, 2022, 1:39pm Latest News

For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump's political support have been growing. Read story

FILE - Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott displayed for sale next to liquid hand soap at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. People screening themselves at home for COVID-19 may need to use three rapid tests to accurately detect the virus, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that call for a longer testing period. (AP Photo/Ted S.

FDA: Take 3 home tests if exposed to COVID to boost accuracy

FILE - Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott displayed for sale next to liquid hand soap at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. People screening themselves at home for COVID-19 may need to use three rapid tests to accurately detect the virus, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that call for a longer testing period. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 11, 2022, 3:15pm Health

If you were exposed to COVID-19, take three home tests instead of two to make sure you’re not infected, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday. Read story

Vanessa Correa, left, and Gigi Fiske, right, pass out gallons of milk at a food distribution held by the Farm Share food bank, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Miami. Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

How to recession-proof your life amid economic uncertainty

Vanessa Correa, left, and Gigi Fiske, right, pass out gallons of milk at a food distribution held by the Farm Share food bank, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Miami. Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

August 1, 2022, 6:05am Business

Prices for gas, food and rent are soaring. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2018. The U.S. economy has shrunk for two straight quarters. Read story

Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies as the Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations holds a hearing on charges of corruption and misconduct at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Senate to hold hearing on crisis-plagued federal prisons

Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies as the Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations holds a hearing on charges of corruption and misconduct at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

August 6, 2022, 7:28pm Nation & World

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he plans to hold an oversight hearing on the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons after The Associated Press reported that the agency is keeping its embattled ex-director on the payroll as an adviser to his successor. Read story

FILE - The logo of the Organization of the Petroleoum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen outside of OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, March 3, 2022. The OPEC oil cartel and its allies are meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, to decide how much oil to produce in September. They're meeting amid high oil prices and unstable energy supplies exacerbated by the war Russia is waging on Ukraine.

OPEC+ boosts oil output by slower pace than previous months

FILE - The logo of the Organization of the Petroleoum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen outside of OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, March 3, 2022. The OPEC oil cartel and its allies are meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, to decide how much oil to produce in September. They're meeting amid high oil prices and unstable energy supplies exacerbated by the war Russia is waging on Ukraine.

August 3, 2022, 8:16am Business

The OPEC oil cartel and its allies decided Wednesday to boost production in September by a much slower pace than in previous months at a time of high oil prices and unstable energy supplies exacerbated by the war Russia has waged on Ukraine. Read story

Your car got broken into. Here’s what to do next if you experience theft in Washington

August 10, 2022, 7:32am Business

Coming outside to see your car window broken and your valuables missing is one of the worst ways to start your day, but what should you do next? Read story

FILE - Former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Sept. 30, 2019. The Justice Department says an Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former Trump administration national security John Bolton.

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

FILE - Former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Sept. 30, 2019. The Justice Department says an Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former Trump administration national security John Bolton.

August 10, 2022, 10:28am Latest News

An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former Trump administration national security John Bolton, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Read story