The New York Times – Scientists agree that human beings can be composted. Already countless farms across the country, including at least a third of Washington State’s dairy farms, compost the bodies of dead livestock. In some states, transportation departments compost roadkill. “I’m absolutely sure that it can work,” said Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a soil scientist at Washington State University who serves on the advisory board of the Urban Death Project, a nonprofit that Ms. Spade founded.
The Puget Sound Business Journal – Against tough state budget odds, Washington State University might soon be opening the state’s second publicly funded medical school on its Spokane campus. If WSU does that, and the University of Washington also expands its rural medical education program in Spokane, there could be two huge new drivers of economic growth on the other side of the Cascade curtain.Continue reading