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Inslee’s quake group favors quick fixes over major upgrades

By Sandi Doughton and Daniel Gilbert The latest in a long line of efforts to reduce death and destruction from future quakes got “zero funding and no additional staff time.” Hence, earthquake drills in schools, for instance, get a higher priority rating than identifying school buildings at risk of collapse. [READ MORE HERE] Source: Seattle…

War hero, WIU ‘Leathernecks’ legend, honored with statue

By The Associated Press MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — The man behind the Fighting Leathernecks nickname at Western Illinois University will be memorialized in a campus statue. WIU associate professor Art Duke Oursler created the Colonel Ray “Rock” Hanson statue. It will be unveiled during Homecoming weekend festivities Sept. 29. Rock Hanson was a [READ MORE…