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Federal Budget Cuts Threaten To Layoff Crews Fixing Nuclear Waste Leaks

Federal budget cuts may disrupt efforts to close the radioactive waste tanks currently leaking at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and lead to layoffs or furloughs among workers there, officials said Tuesday.

03/05/2013

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Gray Whale Dead At Bremerton Had Old Orca Wounds

Severe scars on a gray whale found dead at Bremerton indicate a killer whale attack years ago left it too weak to complete this year’s migration from Alaska to Mexico, a biologist said.

CBS Seattle–02/01/2013

NOAA: Dead Newborn Orca Belonged To Endangered Population

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service says a dead newborn orca calf found on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula last week belongs to a population of endangered killer whales.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

Federal Air Marshals To Begin Land And Sea Patrols

Forecasters: Air Stagnation Problems On The Way

Forecasters say a temperature inversion of warmer air aloft is trapping colder air close to the ground where wood smoke and vehicle exhausts build up. Without winds, the pollution could cause trouble for people with breathing problems.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Tag Reveals Winter Movements Of Puget Sound Orcas

Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Feds Propose Critical Habitat For Local Fish

Federal fisheries managers are proposing to designate critical habitat for two threatened species of fish.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

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Officials Checking Dock Ashore in Washington

A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific was spotted by the Coast Guard on the Olympic Peninsula.

12/20/2012

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Wind and Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest

Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.

11/19/2012

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Hundreds Of Deer Mysteriously Jumping To Their Deaths Off Idaho Bridge

Idaho wildlife officials are puzzled as to why hundreds of deer have jumped off a bridge to their deaths.

11/12/2012

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Coal Fight Heats Up Near Bellingham

The fight over a coal export terminal proposed near Bellingham is heating up, as hundreds turned out Saturday for the first of several public hearings on the project.

10/27/2012

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Photos Of Forum 2011!

The 6th Annual AM1090 Forum came and went! Check out the 2011 photos with Stephanie Miller, Mike Papantonio, Norman Goldman, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Ron Reagan and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Video and Audio of the event […]

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