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Plugged In: Engineering the Next Generation of Scientists October 16th, 2014 by Jennifer Brown

By Jennifer Brown Walk into an elementary school classroom, and you might hear the following: “Science is boring. What is engineering? Will I ever use this again in real life?” Every school year, electric utilities help students understand the importance of...


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September Story & Photo of the Month October 9th, 2014 by Duy Mai

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Photographing a Hero October 2nd, 2014 by Duy Mai

Most of us have heroes—people we admire and sometimes even seek to imitate. I have a few, most from a time long before I was born, but occasionally I discover a contemporary whose courage or character beckons me to learn...


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Quiet: Learning Zone October 2nd, 2014 by Sharon Naylor

Study habits improve with the right kind of environment By Sharon Naylor These days, children of all ages are assigned homework, and parents certainly want to help make every homework session as productive as possible. Achieving that goal often begins...


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Hunting and Fishing For Bargains October 2nd, 2014 by Curtis Condon

Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s and REI may be the stores of choice for many outdoor enthusiasts, but thrift stores and garage sales are where it’s at when it comes to bagging bargains. Almost any type of outdoor gear can be...


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A Place to Honor October 2nd, 2014 by David LaBelle

An Oregon couple creates a memorial dedicated to Native American veterans By David LaBelle “It’s just something that had to be done,” insists 79-year-old Bill Stam, referring to the All Nations Native American Veterans Memorial he and his wife, Gwin,...


Voice Box: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship September 22nd, 2014 by Anita Decker

By Anita Decker October is Public Power month, so I will start with a question: Do you remember when the lights came on in your community? As we look across the West, many public power utilities are celebrating the anniversary...


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Washington Youth Tour: A Historic Opportunity August 29th, 2014 by Pam Blair

“If one thing comes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.” —Lyndon Baines Johnson 1957 NRECA Annual Meeting   By Pam Blair...


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Seeing Beauty in the Commonplace August 29th, 2014 by Dave LaBelle

As a child, I loved going with my father to junkyards and the county dump. I would climb over the twisted metal bodies of crashed cars, foraging for treasures. I always found some little piece of something shiny that had...


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Strategies for Finding Big Bucks August 29th, 2014 by Curtis Condon

Every hunter in search of a big buck understands the importance of knowing where they live, avoiding crowds and quelling the urge to shoot the first buck they see. However, it takes more than that to find the big ones....