Latest Puget Sound News

Another baby orca born to endangered southern residents

Sep. 25, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that another baby orca has been born to a pod of endangered southern resident orcas that frequent Puget Sound. It’s the second calf born this month for J pod, according to director Ken Balcomb, who confirmed the birth in a text message to...

Facebook to buy REI’s new headquarters near Seattle

Sep. 14, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Facebook will buy REI’s new and unused Bellevue campus for nearly $368 million, the social media giant said on Monday. The move further consolidates Facebook’s domain in the upscale Spring District east of Interstate 405 in Bellevue, The Seattle Times reported. Before the...

About 30 virus cases reported at Washington state hospital

Aug. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 30 positive confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been reported from St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton, located across Puget Sound from Seattle. The estimate was initially reported on Friday in a statement from the Kitsap Public Health District and the Washington State...

Coast Guard searches for missing boater

Aug. 19, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching waters off Whatcom and Skagit counties for man reported missing between La Conner and Blaine, according to a press release from the 13th District Pacific Northwest. The Bellingham Herald reports that 39-year-old Michael Smith was last seen...

Correction: Fishing-Puget Sound story

Aug. 10, 2020 8:27 PM EDT
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — In a story August 6, 2020, about the sockeye salmon season for Baker Lake in northwest Washington state, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the season continues through Sept. 7. The season closed Aug. 3.