Are low earners in Seattle moving up or moving out? | FYI Guy

Faster than any other big city, Seattle is losing its lowest-earning residents. A UW public-policy professor thinks that while some are being forced out by rising rents, the strong economy is probably helping more climb to higher income levels.


Forest Service looks to bar future mining in Methow Valley

An agency official presented the idea of putting a large block of federal land off-limits to future mining as she testified Friday in support of a bill by Washington’s two U.S. senators to protect water, salmon and other natural resources in the Methow’s upper watershed.


Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate. That is the key finding of a study performed by scientists in Maine, the state most closely associated with lobster. The scientists, who are affiliated with the University of...


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