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  1. Whale-watch tours provide rare glimpse of sea wildlife - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | The Spokesman-Review

    As soon as it got beyond the protection of the Ediz Hook breakwater, our tour boat bounced in the waves, driven across the Strait of Juan de Fuca by a stiff wind out of the northwest. Port Angeles Whale Watch Co.: Part of Island Adventures Whale Watching, the company runs trips at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily through November.

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  2. Med student paddles the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 6 | The Spokesman-Review

    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. Jones' 16-foot "origami kayak," as the manufacturer's website puts it, looks like it's made out of corrugated cardboard, something more suited to campaign signs than open seas.

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  3. Washington climate protesters left a ton of debris, authorities say - Tue, 17 May 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Spokesman-Review

    People congregate on the BNSF Railway tracks off Farm to Market Road in Skagit County on Friday evening, May 13, 2016, in Burlington, Wash. Dozens of people were setting up a camp on railroad tracks near the refineries with the intent to stay and block the flow of oil as long as possible.

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  4. 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest - Sun, 15 May 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | The Spokesman-Review

    Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, 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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  5. Protesters block train tracks to 2 Washington refineries - Sat, 14 May 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Spokesman-Review

    Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities for a second day. SEATTLE - Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities for a second day.

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  6. Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season - Thu, 12 May 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Spokesman-Review

    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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  7. The Slice: Completing the circle - Tue, 29 Mar 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | The Spokesman-Review

    You might recall March 21's Slice column, about uncovering some wadded up 1950s Spokane newspaper pages at our house during remodeling. I noted a few of the stories and ads appearing on those brittle pages.

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  8. Nick Deshais: Favorite stories of 2015 - Wed, 30 Dec 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    The work of a daily reporter is not the stuff of moviemaking. Deadlines, press releases and the short-term memory loss of the news cycle is more a prescription for madness than anything else.

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  9. BNSF fined $72,000 for delays in reporting hazardous material spills - Mon, 07 Dec 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    BNSF Railway Co. has been fined nearly $72,000 by Washington regulators for failing to report leaks from crude oil shipments and other spills in a timely matter.

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  10. UW report: Climate change to boost Puget Sound sea levels - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of Washington. SEATTLE - The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of Washington.

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  11. Group sues to stop commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound - Wed, 04 Nov 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    The Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against federal environmental and fisheries managers for allowing commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle says infectious viruses in salmon farms are threatening wild fish in the region.

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