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Meet the Swing Districts

A handful of voters in a handful of districts may decide the future of our state. Who are they and how will they vote? Starting with the 35th in timber country, it's time to get to know the districts.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Bainbridge trees come down in spite of teen protestor's efforts

After Bainbridge teen Chiara D'Angelo came down from her "perch" in a 70-foot evergreen, developers moved in to cut down the trees she was trying to protect.

MY NORTHWEST

How can we predict earthquakes?

University of Washington researcher Brian Atwater is trying to refine ways of forecasting earthquakes, specifically in the Pacific Northwest.

MY NORTHWEST

Is pay parking the future for park-and-ride lots?

Sound Transit has wrapped up a pilot project that used parking permits (free), real-time information on spot availability and rideshare promotions to try to make better use of existing capacity. But can pay parking be far behind? 

SIGHTLINE DAILY

Court orders release of information on proposed Oregon coal export terminal

The documents were requested by the group Columbia Riverkeeper as it sought to find out why the Army Corps of Engineers decided on a less-stringent environmental review than it ordered for two ports in Washington state.

THE OREGONIAN

Seattle's lower-income neighborhoods lack leaves

The Seattle Times reports that the poorer neighborhoods of Seattle have fewer trees -- greenery that is known to increase property value as well as improve the health of people and the environment. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Dust storm in Eastern Washington

On Tuesday evening, a "massive" dust storm blew through Eastern Washington, preceding thunderstorms, lightning, and rain. 

KOMO NEWS

Extinct mammal rebounds in Puget Sound

Efforts to revive the once-extinct fisher appear to be working.

SEATTLE TIMES

Starfish disease spreads to Seattle Aquarium

A deadly disease killing off scores of wild starfish is now reaching into local aquariums in Tacoma and Seattle. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Hawaii preps for two hurricanes

Forecasters say Hurricane Iselle may smash into the Big Island today, in the state’s first hurricane in 22 years. Hurricane Julio is expected to tag-team Iselle in the next couple of days. 

USA TODAY

Apache pulls out of British Columbia: Why?

Not for reasons you would expect. 

THE TYEE (VANCOUVER, B.C.)
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