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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.

Environment

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.

Science

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, which saw...

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