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Magnitude 4.0 Quake Jolts Washington’s Puget Sound

The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County

CBS Seattle–09/17/2014

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Divers Seek Lost Crab Pots In Washington Waters

Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state’s Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to clean up and learn why pots are lost.

CBS Seattle–09/05/2014

File image of Washington Ferry (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Mishaps Prompt Questions About Washington Ferries

Officials are wondering whether the series of problems is just coincidence, or a more troubling sign of how deeply the state has cut into a transportation system that is a major economic driver and lifeline for many communities.

CBS Seattle–08/22/2014

Washington State ferries says the boat was smaller than crew first believed and had to return to Bremerton dock. (Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Overloaded Ferry Forced To Return To Dock, Leave 484 Passengers Behind

Crew mistakenly believed ferry was rated for 1,600 passengers, was really only 1,200.

08/15/2014

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Washington Health Department: If Puget Sound Were A State, It Would Rank 4th In Skin Cancer Rates

The department says residents should protect themselves from ultraviolet light even on cloudy days

CBS Seattle–06/26/2014

File image of Washington Ferry (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

‘Tokitae,’ Washington’s Newest Ferry, To Run Next Week

Tokitae is a Salish word meaning “nice day, pretty colors.” It’s also the name of a Washington orca better known as Lolita at the Miami Sequarium.

CBS Seattle–06/17/2014

Federal Air Marshals To Begin Land And Sea Patrols

Study Measures Oil Spill Risks From Projects In Puget Sound

The potential risk of an oil spill is likely to spike if three marine terminals are completed, bringing increased oil tanker and other vessel traffic through the greater Puget Sound region, according to a new study released by the Puget Sound Partnership.

CBS Seattle–05/22/2014

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Best Dog Walking Services in Seattle

Love your pet, but don’t always have the time to get him outside for exercise? Here are some of our favorite dog walking services in Puget Sound that will keep your dog happy and fit, and give you peace of mind.

04/20/2014

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Navy Seeks Permits For Northwest Training

The U.S. Navy is seeking to renew permits to conduct sonar, explosives and other training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, raising concerns from marine mammal advocates.

CBS Seattle–03/04/2014

file photo of a gray whale (Photo credit LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Group Of Gray Whales Return To Puget Sound

A male gray whale that frequently visits the Puget Sound has come back this year to feast on shrimp, marking the start of an annual stay by a small group of these big marine mammals in Washington state inland waters.

CBS Seattle–03/04/2014

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