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Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Seattle's transit agency has removed its top safety officer as a result of a fatal 2017 train derailment. The Seattle Times reported the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority removed Salah Al-Tamimi as its chief executive safety and quality officer. The agency better known...

British Columbia will no longer log in key Skagit headwaters

Dec. 5, 2019 11:35 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — British Columbia's government announced Wednesday amid an international dispute that it will no longer allow timber sales in the Skagit River's headwaters. The Seattle Times reports the decision could intensify pressure over Canadian mining company Imperial Metals' pending permit to start...

Cooke Aquaculture to pay $2.75M over net-pen collapse

Nov. 30, 2019 3:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Fish-farming company Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit following the collapse of one of its net-pens in 2017. The Seattle Times reports that the settlement with the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy still needs the approval of a federal...

Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

Nov. 27, 2019 5:03 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. Ruckelshaus served as the first administrator of the U.S....

Officials: Tests show Puget Sound squid is safe to eat

Nov. 24, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state say it’s safe to eat squid caught in Puget Sound. KOMO-TV reported Sunday King County officials recently tested squid from the sound for metals and other contaminants for the first time in two decades. King County officials say the results show...

Washington state refinery oil spill cleanup complete

Nov. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Officials from a spill response team have announced that cleanup of refinery oil in Washington state was completed Sunday. The Skagit-Valley Herald reported Monday that the Shell Puget Sound Refinery spill was reported Friday during the transfer of crude oil from Alaska’s...

Oil spill at Puget Sound refinery contained

Nov. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state officials are monitoring an oil spill at a refinery. The Seattle Times reports crews scrambled to contain the spill that happened late Friday at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. It wasn’t clear Saturday how much spilled when a barge was transferring about...

Injured man hoisted from Canadian naval vessel

Nov. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a Canadian naval vessel that was in the northern section of Admiralty Inlet. The Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center in Seattle was notified at 10:30 a.m. Friday that a man aboard the 181-foot (55-meter) Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS...

Hauser carries Portland St. past Puget Sound 94-69

Nov. 6, 2019 1:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt Hauser had 13 points to lead five Portland State players in double figures as the Vikings routed Puget Sound 94-69 on Tuesday night in their season opener. Holland Woods, Alonzo Walker, Sal Nuhu and Kyle Greeley added 12 points apiece for the Vikings. Woods also had five assists...

Company seeks to farm steelhead after Atlantic salmon escape

Nov. 3, 2019 9:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island. A hole in a pontoon left the structure's southeast corner partially submerged. Repairs were eventually made. But now as Cooke seeks to farm steelhead...