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Fiscal cliff threatens UW research funding

The looming fiscal cliff is all over the news lately. What many people don’t realize that automatic budget reductions could hit Washington harder hit than other states. Scientific research funds from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Defense Science and Technology could be cut.The UW could lose up to $83 million in federal funding.Read more from the Tri-City Herald and The Olympian.