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An increasing amount of power in the northwest is generated by wind. Michael Milstein, with the Bonneville Power Administration, says there are enough wind farms to power Portland and Seattle. He says “When all those are cranking out full power at full capacity, it’s roughly the equivalent of three nuclear plants.” That's 3000 megawatts of electricity and more wind farms are being built. Milstein says that when the wind isn't blowing, the hydropower system takes up the slack.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.