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Washington bans fish-farming net pens, citing salmon threat

Nov. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington banned fish-farming with net pens in state waters on Friday, citing danger to struggling native salmon. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz issued an executive order banning the aquaculture method, which involves raising fish in large floating pens...

Washington won't renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Nov. 14, 2022 18:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound. Department officials said Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to finish steelhead farming and start...

Lloyd's 21 lead Seattle over Puget Sound 106-55

Nov. 10, 2022 00:41 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Anjaylo Lloyd’s 21 points helped Seattle defeat Puget Sound 106-55 on Wednesday. Lloyd shot 7 for 10, including 5 for 7 from beyond the arc for the Redhawks (2-0). Alex Schumacher went 6 of 8 from the field to add 15 points. Jaren Nafarrete was 5-of-10 shooting,...

FAA mandates seaplane inspections after Puget Sound crash

Nov. 02, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday ordered seaplanes like one that went down in Washington’s Puget Sound in September be inspected for a flaw that likely caused the deadly crash. The Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive requires that operators of...

Conspiracy pushers target races for local election posts

Oct. 25, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — Sixteen candidates for local office circled around the atrium of the municipal building on a recent night in Shelton, a logging town near the southern crook of Puget Sound. One by one, they sat at tables of inquisitive voters for what was dubbed “candidate speed-dating.”...

Mechanical issue may have caused deadly seaplane crash

Oct. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A mechanical issue may have caused the seaplane crash that killed 10 people off an island in Washington state last month, U.S. investigators said Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board, the agency investigating the Sept. 4 crash off Whidbey Island, said it...

Wildfire smoke again pollutes Pacific Northwest air

Oct. 18, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The air quality west of the Cascades from Vancouver, British Columbia, south to Eugene, Oregon, has deteriorated again as wildfires continue to burn. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency sent out an alert Tuesday afternoon saying the smoke around Seattle was causing...

Big ships in North Puget Sound asked to slow down for orcas

Oct. 17, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Big ships entering and leaving Puget Sound will be asked to slow down to reduce underwater noise this fall in an effort to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered orca whales. Washington state is importing the voluntary slowdown from British Columbia...

Smoky air again affecting PNW amid fires, red flag warnings

Oct. 15, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Most of the Puget Sound region in Washington state was experiencing degraded air quality Saturday because of smoke from wildfires amid windy, dry, unseasonably warm weather. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said the region had air quality ratings ranging from...

Wildfire smoke affecting air quality in Oregon, Washington

Oct. 10, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials have issued an air quality advisory for several counties, including Portland, as stale, unseasonably warm temperatures and stagnant air have caused wildfire smoke to linger. Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Douglas and northern Klamath will...