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News >  Washington

Washington’s DNR wants to take part in carbon-credit markets

The state House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would authorize the department to use state lands for carbon sequestration or habitat restoration, such as reforesting land post-wildfire, planting forests on lands without trees or aquatic projects in the state's kelp forests. Those projects could then generate carbon credits, which the department could sell in carbon markets, such as Washington's cap-and-trade program.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Spokane moving forward with $3.1 million settlement for man struck by car in dangerous crosswalk

A bit over four years ago, Benjamin Gedeon was hit by a car while legally walking across a marked crosswalk on Division Street.Now, the city of Spokane looks to be moving forward with a $3.1 million settlement with Gedeon, who had argued the city had failed to provide a safe pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Rhoades Avenue and Division Street.
News >  Education

Central Valley provides notices to dozens of teachers their contracts may not be renewed amid 2023-2024 budget talks

The verbal notification is the start of a budget process that won't be finalized until after the state Legislature completes its work funding schools across the state later this spring, said district officials and the head of the union for Central Valley teachers. It's the second time in the past several years the district, which serves roughly 14,500 students, has notified some of its teachers on provisional contracts they may not be rehired due to financial constraints. 

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