Writers Weir: Whales of North Pass

Whales of North Pass We watch for distant blows of salt spray,hoping for the lucky roll,a glimpse of sliding...Then a pair silently moves in,one rising only slightly to blow,arch and slide back in,a graceful parting of the waters...
Algae threatens Dungeness season

...their most money. It's also roiling coastal tourism and marine ecosystems.A closure along the entire West Coast would be a blow to the industry, which harvested nearly $170 million worth of Dungeness crab in 2014."Everybody is counting on crab to make...
Writers' Weir: Just Before Winter

This next windstormwill blow the last leaves from my alder.My view of the inlet will no longerafford the perspective of a foregroundand the little brown birds...
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...from Syrians on social media who wondered why a man going to blow himself up would bother carrying ID.IS may perhaps also be...territory has contracted slightly in recent months.Dealing a double blow to the group this week, Iraqi Kurdish forces seized the strategic...
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Schools in jeopardy

...students from the third to eighth grade - a loss of that state support would not only be a blow to the community, Redmond said, but a disproportionate blow to Alaska Natives.Redmond's school is one of the 20 in Alaska with a 100 percent Alaska...
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From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...seen a bust like this: "It's been dramatic, mate. Absolutely dramatic."ChileChina's troubles have delivered a painful blow to Chile, the world's top copper producer. Its economy grew just 1.9 percent last year, the weakest since 2009. As China's...
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Today in Sport's History for Oct. 27

...from 1972-74, and win their fourth title in five years.2002 - Volponi, a 43-1 long shot, finds room along the rail and blows past the fading Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to take the Breeders' Cup Classic by 6½ lengths ahead of Medaglia...
Christie, Huckabee relegated to undercard at next GOP debate

...have been cut from the lineup altogether.Debate sponsor Fox Business Network announced the moves Thursday evening, dealing a blow to Christie and Huckabee as they struggled to stand out in the crowded Republican field amid signs of momentum in states where...
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Mobster offers inside look at Lufthansa 'Goodfellas' heist

...hears of the score."The testimony marked the first time Valenti, who is Asaro's cousin, has publicly given his blow-by-blow account of the heist. Prosecutors say he voluntarily came forward in 2008, implicated Asaro and agreed to testify...
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Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

...excited about that," Carter said. "To find out that we couldn't go because of civil disorder in Nepal was just a very serious blow to me, and I presume to the other 2,500 people who were going to join us down there."Carter traveled to Memphis instead...
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