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  1. More immigrants seek citizenship as election stokes debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 5 |

    The first question posed to 23-year-old Rosa Aide Diaz Rodriguez during her U.S. naturalization test was an easy one, she said. A U.S. immigration official administering the test wanted Rodriguez to define a constitutional amendment, the Skagit Valley Herald reported .


  2. 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 |

    Break Free PNW kayaktivists unfurl their banner while out on the water in Fidalgo Bay east of Seafarer's Memorial Park in Anacortes, Wash., Friday, May 13, 2016. Hundreds of people in kayaks and on foot are gathering at the site of two oil refineries in Washington state to call for action on climate change and a fair transition away from fossil fuels.


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

    May 14, 2016 |

    Members of the Seattle Raging Grannies sit in their rocking chairs chained together on the Burlington-Northern Railroad tracks at Farm to Market Road in Skagit County on Friday evening, May 13, 2016, in Burlington, Wash. From left are Deejay Sherman Peterson, Anne Thureson, Shirley Morrison and Rosy Betz-Zall.


  4. Hundreds to protest at 2 oil refineries near AnacortesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 |

    Hundreds of people are gathering at the site of two oil refineries near Anacortes to call for action on climate change. The three-day event begins Friday and includes protesters in kayaks, community workshops and a three-mile march along the shores of Fidalgo Bay in front of the Tesoro and Shell refineries.


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

    May 12, 2016 |

    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.


  6. Magnitude-4.8 earthquake widely felt across Washington stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 |

    A magnitude-4.8 earthquake in Canada jolted residents across northwest Washington state, but no major damage or injuries were reported, authorities said Wednesday. The quake struck around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday 11 miles northeast of Victoria, Canada, and was 31 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


  7. North Central makes history with 10th straight titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 |

    For the better part of two decades, the Mead teams led by legendary coach Pat Tyson have been the gold standard in cross country excellence in the state. The North Central Indians of Spokane claimed their 10th consecutive state title Saturday at the state cross country championships at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.


  8. Conservation group sues to stop commercial salmon farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 |

    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 claims that infectious viruses in salmon farms are threatening wild fish in the region.


  9. Review begins for Shell's proposed oil-by-rail projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 |

    Washington state and Skagit County officials are beginning an environmental review of a proposed oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near Anacortes. Royal Dutch Shell wants to build a rail spur from existing railroad tracks to handle about 60,000 barrels of crude oil a day, or a maximum of six trains a week.


  10. Told to fix leaky oil train cars in 2 months, owners sought 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 |

    Railroad tank cars equipped with defective valves still will be allowed to transport crude oil and other hazardous materials through the end of the year, despite a March directive from federal regulators requiring their replacement within 60 days. The Federal Railroad Administration order followed a Bellingham Herald story about a leaking oil train reported in Washington state in January.


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