Algae threatens Dungeness season

...coast over the summer, though crabbing continued in the Puget Sound.Matt Hunter, shellfish project leader with the currently open in some parts of Alaska, Oregon and Puget Sound.In California, crab fisherman are bracing for a tough...
A conversation with John Straley

...The Big Both Ways," is based in 1935, when two characters - a former logger and an anarchist - make their way from Puget Sound to Alaska."You do want to do your best to (be) accurate," Straley said of historical fiction. "I've made mistakes...
WSU regents to vote on tobacco-free campus

...Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, South Puget Sound Community College, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla University and Wenatchee Valley College.According...
Nation and World
Drones track health of endangered orcas

SEATTLE - Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are in good condition this year and that several appear to be pregnant.The drone flights over Washington's...
Review begins for Shell's proposed oil-by-rail project

...and Skagit County officials are beginning an environmental review of a proposed oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near Anacortes.Royal Dutch Shell wants to build a rail spur from existing railroad tracks to handle about...
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...biography, part photographic showcase. Thomas, of Olympia Wash., is a librarian and journalism instructor at South Puget Sound Community College."Attu Boy: A Young Alaskan's WWII Memoir" by Nick Golodoff, University of Alaska Press, May...
Washington state to write new rule to limit carbon output

...proposal include Nucor Steel in Seattle, the Weyerhaeuser pulp and paper mill in Longview, Alcoa Intalco Works in Ferndale, McCain Foods in Othello, Frederickson Power in Tacoma, Boise Paper in Wallula, and several Puget Sound Energy plants.
Nation and World
Douglas-born woman celebrates 100 years

...a "pretty dynamic person" and "good looking," a well-traveled man who whisked Emma and the family off to the Puget Sound area for a couple years, then sailed up Port Alexander and spent a few years in Sitka, then another year in Skagway...
Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

...missing, said Ken Balcomb, a senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research who keeps the official census of Puget Sound killer whales for the federal government. "They're all here."The orcas that frequent the inland Washington waters...
Juneau's Smith giving up soccer for futbol

...moved to Seattle to be near his doctor and to continue playing in the Premier Development League with a U23 team of the Puget Sound Gunners Football Club, a Major League Soccer team, against the U23 sides of the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers...


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