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Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Technology

Researchers expect image-processing sensors to unlock big energy savings

Portland, Ore. – The Bonneville Power Administration explores technologies that can help Northwest homeowners, farmers, businesses and industries cut their energy use and save money on their electric bills. BPA’s recent work with image-processing occupancy sensors has been recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the most significant technology innovations for 2013. With funding from […]

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Vancouver communicator launches speech business

Vancouver businessman Jeff Williams has launched Speak Up Now! — a company designed to help metro professionals speak confidently in public, among peers and through the media. Based on the oft-repeated belief that “the Fear of Speaking is second only to the Fear of Death”, Speak Up Now is rooted in developing confidence, poise and […]

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Environment

Barack Obama's Climate Change Initiative

Dear EarthTalk: What is the gist of President Obama’s new plan to tackle global warming and how does the green community feel about what the White House is proposing?  — Bill Kemp, Seattle WA In what’s being billed as the greatest environmental initiative of his presidency, Barack Obama announced on June 25, 2013 that his […]

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Sight Connection

9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 100 Seattle WA 98115-2027 info@sightconnection.org www.sightconnection.org (206) 525-5556 Voice/TDD 1-800-458-4888 Services to individuals with severe vision loss, including counseling, instruction in safe movement and travel, independent living skills, low-vision evaluation and training, adaptive aids store and volunteer support. No charge for some services.  

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Look for these fall events in Clark County

NAIA Cross County National Championship – Held for its fourth consecutive year at Fort Vancouver National Site in November, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Cross Country Championship features runners from across the nation who will compete for their college or university. Campfires and Candlelight at Fort Vancouver – These nighttime tours at the Fort […]

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Books

Military author shares true story of an unlikely war hero

Resolve: From the WWII Jungles of Bataan, The Epic Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept by military writer Bob Welch is an intriguing blend of courage, perseverance, and the absolute resolve to live, even if it meant becoming a member of a native tribe. On April 9, 1942, thousands of U.S. […]

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Oregon

Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws

By David Stauth CORVALLIS, Ore. – Laws that allow physician-assisted death in the Pacific Northwest have provisions to protect the rights of patients, doctors and even the state, but don’t consider the professionals most often on the front lines of this divisive issue – hospice workers who provide end-of-life care. The existing system, a new […]

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Books

Rediscovering an Irish inheritance

Lillian Lewis turns quality family time into an Irish murder mystery in her new book, All Shall Be Well: An Irish Inheritance. The book may be fiction, but Lewis incorporates her own Irish backstory into the plot. “When my aunt died, she left my family’s home to a stranger, who totally dismantled it,” Lewis says. […]

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Oregon

Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods in Northwest

Portland, Ore. – Enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each month could be stored in porous rocks deep underground for later use, according to a new, comprehensive study. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration identified two unique methods for this energy storage approach, and […]