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Seattle shows power and limits of Jayapal's progressives

Nov. 17, 2021 17:24 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal returns home to Seattle, the Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman always goes for a walk along the Puget Sound. “Everything feels closed in sometimes in D.C., and so when I come home, I just like to ground myself in...

Power returning for many in Northwest following wind storm

Oct. 25, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Thousands of people remained without power Monday afternoon following a strong Pacific storm system that downed trees and power lines. Most of those still without electricity were in the greater Seattle area, where utilities reported a drop Monday from...

Tens of thousands without power in WA, OR; 2 killed by tree

Oct. 24, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strong Pacific storm system that triggered mud flows in wildfire-scarred areas of California also slammed the Washington state and Oregon Sunday, threatening coastal flooding and causing power outages affecting tens of thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Beluga whale spotted in Puget Sound near Tacoma, Seattle

Oct. 06, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two reports of a beluga whale sighting were reported in Puget Sound waters near Tacoma and Seattle this week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The two sightings were reported to NOAA Fisheries, with one coming from...

Officials: pedestrian hit, killed by train in Maple Valley

Sep. 29, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon in Maple Valley, officials said. Puget Sound fire units responded around 4:20 p.m. to the 28300 block of 216th Avenue in Maple Valley for the collision, KIRO reported. ...

Southern Resident grandmother orca missing and likely dead

Sep. 21, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Center for Whale Research has declared an orca in one of the Puget Sound’s endangered Southern Resident killer whale pods “missing and likely dead.” The Bellingham Herald reports mother and grandmother L47, or Marina as she was also known, was...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...