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March 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Couple say smart meter violates privacy, threatens health

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES, Wash.  — The city electrical utility has threatened to cut off power to a home unless the owners accept the installation of a smart meter that sends readings wirelessly to City Hall. The signals threaten human health and violate their right to privacy, say Virginia and Tom Leinart. To block the installation of…


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January 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Puget Sound Energy seeking rate increase

The Associated Press It’s just a coincidence Puget Sound Energy is asking state regulators to approve an 8 percent increase in electrical rates at the same time hundreds of thousands of customers were knocked out of service by winter snow, ice and wind storms. The increase was requested in May and the state Utilities and Transportation Commission…


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December 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

City Light: Voltage testing finds two problem poles

Seattle City Light completed its annual contact voltage testing of its 85,000 street lights and found two were energized with at least  30 volts of electricity. One was a metal streetlight pole near the corner of Magnolia Boulevard West and West Raye Street which tested at 110 volts of electricity.  Bad connections at the pole were…


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