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  1. Shell faces $133,000 penalty for 2015 chemical releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    Shell Puget Sound Refinery faces a $133,000 penalty for a 2015 chemical release that prompted complaints from people living near the Anacortes facility. The Northwest Clean Air Agency, which enforces air quality regulations, on Wednesday also found the refinery failed to follow certain practices to minimize emissions.

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  2. Kayakers rescued from unlighted day markerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | The Columbian

    A couple whose fishing vessel was in the right place at the right time helped rescue a pair of kayakers. Bob Gudmundson and Melinda Sweet, owners of Desire Fish Company, headed back Friday night from Anacortes.

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  3. Shell halts proposed oil-by-rail project at Anacortes refineryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Columbian

    Under the plan, trains would have brought crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to replace some of the supply Shell currently gets from Alaska's North Slope. Refinery general manager Shirley Yap told the Skagit Valley Herald on Thursday that r ecent low oil prices and abundant production elsewhere have slowed Midwest production, making it less of a good investment.

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  4. Port Angeles man rides wheelchair from Anacortes to PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | The Columbian

    Starting on Aug. 13, outdoors lover rode on bike trails in 350-mile trip through Washington to raise trail awareness Mackay, now 34, was wearing a helmet - which he said most likely saved his life - and was airlifted to a hospital. He suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the neck down.

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  5. Oil spill response drill held near Guemes IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    Shell Puget Sound Refinery and the Marine Spill Response Corporation completed an oil spill response drill Tuesday morning near Guemes Island. The exercise was part of the refinery's ongoing spill response training.

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  6. Students ride bikes across U.S. for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    Skyview High School graduate and current University of Washington student Matt Gaylor spent 39 days this summer riding across the country on his bike. He and two friends, all members of the Theta Chi fraternity, went on the ride to raise money for the Kyle Charvat Foundation, which provides financial support to 18- to 25-year-old men and women with cancer.

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  7. Feds issue safety alert from Tesoro blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | The Columbian

    Federal investigators have issued new safety recommendations aimed at preventing accidents similar to the 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released the safety alert Thursday after concluding that new industry guidelines weren't strong enough to prevent future accidents.

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  8. Church youth group heads on 24th annual bike tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | The Columbian

    For the 24th year, St. John Lutheran Church's youth group traveled to the San Juan Islands for the Ken LeCount Memorial Bike Trip, named in honor of LeCount, who helped start the tradition and biked with the group each year until his health prohibited it. Eleven members of the youth group went on the trip with six adults, and the purpose of the trip was to step away from daily life and focus on creation, stewardship and fellowship.

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  9. Paddling the Inside Passage in an - origami' kayakRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 | The Columbian

    Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak, revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of Nutella and one of peanut butter. "Peanut butter and Nutella are pretty much the best foods you can pack in terms of caloric intake," he said, standing above what looked like the plastic innards of a kayak-shaped beast.

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  10. Letter: Terminal proposal is a mockeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | The Columbian

    Greg Jayne's July 10 opinion column, "'Expert' claims oil terminal at port could hurt so good," is on target. Tesoro is a huge conglomerate with holdings in Port Angeles and Anacortes refinery - plus, of course, all other holdings not in our state.

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  11. Letter: Oil terminal wrong for regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2016 | The Columbian

    My wife and I bought our first home here in Vancouver, in 2014. Shortly thereafter, we learned of Tesoro's intent to build the largest rail-to-marine oil terminal in the United States at the Port of Vancouver.

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  12. Efforts to curb carbon emissions grow in Washington, beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | The Columbian

    A new draft of the state's Clean Air Rule that could put carbon-capping regulations on the two oil refineries in Skagit County is on track to be finalized by September. The state Department of Ecology rule would require stationary sources that emit more than 100,000 metric tons of carbon a year to reduce their emissions by 1.7 percent each year.

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  13. Prep roundup: King's Way baseball season ends in semifinalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | The Columbian

    Overlake scored three times in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Knights 4-1 on Saturday in a regional final game at Volunteer Field in Anacortes. A two-run triple by Trevor McRae capped the decisive inning for Overlake, which had three hits and a walk in the top of the eighth inning.

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  14. About a ton of debris left after Washington climate protestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    The anti-oil protesters told KING-TV they were forced to leave the area and didn't have time to grab all their belongings before being arrested. Local authorities say the debris they took to the dump included camping equipment left by people who slept on railroad tracks near Anacortes.

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  15. 52 activists arrested in climate protestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | The Columbian

    Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in north of Seattle after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags on the tracks near two refineries in Northwest Washington, according to BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas.

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  16. Protesters block train tracks to 2 Washington refineriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Columbian

    Dozens of protesters have blocked railroad tracks leading to two oil refineries in northwest Washington state to oppose the flow of oil from trains to those facilities. About 150 people spent the night in tents pitched on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle.

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  17. Kinga s Way baseball beats Montesano, reaches regionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Columbian

    But the King's Way Christian baseball team has arrived where they want to be - the regional round of the 1A state tournament. King's Way beat Montesano 9-0 on Saturday, its third straight win in a loser-out game at the district tournament.

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  18. Protesters at two oil refineries want action on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | The Columbian

    Hundreds of people in kayaks and are gathering at the site of two oil refineries in Anacortes to call for action on climate change and a fair transition away from fossil fuels. The three-day event that started Friday includes "kayaktivists" in kayaks, community workshops, an indigenous ceremony and a 3-mile march near Anacortes along the shores of Fidalgo Bay in front of the Tesoro and Shell refineries.

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  19. Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Columbian

    Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area. But some worry protesters on land and in kayaks could also interfere with the region's largest colony of great blue herons.

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  20. EPA fines Tesoroa s oil refinery in AnacortesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | The Columbian

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Tesoro oil refinery in Anacortes nearly $720,000 for alleged safety violations found during two facility inspections in 2011. The violations didn't result in any injuries, but the EPA says prevention is critical at oil and gas refineries.

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