P-I newspaper boxes. Photo Kurt Schlosser

Many residents in state live in ‘rural information ghetto’

Researchers at Washington State University have concluded that large segments of the state are marooned in what they call a “rural information ghetto,” stuck with a lack of news coverage exacerbated by poor Internet access, bad cellular coverage and dwindling local journalism. For example, the report notes that 3.8 percent of the state’s residents do not… Read More

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UW, WSU score $80M to turn wood products into biofuels

Seattle’s biofuels industry took a big hit a few years ago when Imperium Renewables canceled its IPO, laid off staff and lost key contracts. But the biofuels industry (including Imperium) may be on the rebound. And the industry is getting a major shot in the arm today when U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces… Read More