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Continuing our series looking at the Thin Green Line and the role the Pacific Northwest is and will play in America’s energy future. In Part 1, we looked at shifts away from coal towards cheaper, more abundant oil and natural gas. And so due to the shrinking domestic market, coal companies want to send their…

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America’s energy landscape is undergoing seismic shifts – sometimes literally. Although North Central Washington’s hydropower remains a staple, more solar, wind and hydrogen is coming on board. For other parts of the country, new technologies have made shale oil and natural gas extraction cheaper and easier than coal. So those coal companies need a way…

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Brad Blackburn of Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Chris in your Financial Wanderings to talk about the recent uptick in the markets and other economic metrics, impacts on the economy following last month’s election, recent decisions by OPEC affecting oil prices and consumer spending.

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Demonstrators fanned out across North America yesterday to demand the U.S. government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline. Meanwhile, companies behind the controversial project in central North Dakota asked a federal court for permission to complete it. Activists called for demonstrators to protest at Army Corps of Engineers offices and offices of banks that…

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