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State regulators fine Shell Oil for toxic release in Anacortes

TUMWATER — Washington state regulators have fined Shell Oil Products $77,000 after an investigation found that it failed to control a toxic release.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Quintessential NW stroll

Recently expanded Guemes Channel Trail a great fall walk

Date: 10/24/2015 | Life

Review begins for Shell’s proposed oil-by-rail project near Anacortes

ANACORTES — 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.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Business Wire

Where to enjoy a drink this weekend and beyond

EventsInland Northwest Craft Beer Festival: Oct 2 and 3, Avista Stadium in Spokane. The festival features 30 craft breweries pouring more than 100 beers. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Admission includes a commemorative...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Hops & Sips

Derailed Montana oil train was headed for Anacortes

CULBERTSON, Mont. — Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire

Tesoro appeals violations and fine after 2010 explosion

TUMWATER — A hearing is scheduled to start next week on Tesoro Corp.’s appeal of violations and $2.3 million fine after the 2010 explosion at its refinery in Anacortes that killed seven workers.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Northwest

Anacortes makes water available to Skagit farmers

ANACORTES — The city of Anacortes is making water available to seed farmers in the Skagit Valley who ran low on water because of this year’s drought.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest

State launches new ferry Samish in Anacortes

ANACORTES — The Washington Department of Transportation launched a new 144-car ferry at its Anacortes ferry terminal Wednesday.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Northwest

Washington tribe sues to block oil trains across its land

ANACORTES — The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is suing BNSF Railway, alleging the company is violating an agreement that restricts the number of trains that can cross its reservation in northwest Washington.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Northwest

Man held in connection with Anacortes taxi driver’s killing

MOUNT VERNON — A 29-year-old Puyallup man is being held on $1 million bail as a Skagit County judge granted prosecutors more time to file formal charges in the shooting death of a female taxi driver.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest

Largely smooth sailing for San Juan ferry reservations

ANACORTES — Washington State Ferries recently began a reservation system to manage congestion on vessels between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands - a popular tourist destination.

Date: 04/05/2015 | Northwest

Shell refinery apologizes for odor released over Anacortes

ANACORTES — The Shell oil refinery at Anacortes has apologized to its neighbors in the city and on the Swinomish Indian Reservation for releasing a strong sulfur odor.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Northwest

Refinery strike spreads to biggest U.S. site

The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline.The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that workers at the largest...

Date: 02/22/2015 | Nation & World

Tesoro refinery at Anacortes operating despite strike

ANACORTES — The Tesoro refinery at Anacortes is continuing to operate despite a national strike by workers represented by the United Steelworkers Union.

Date: 02/02/2015 | Northwest

Environmentalists oppose oil trains at Anacortes refinery

MOUNT VERNON — More than 70 people spoke at a hearing Thursday in Mount Vernon on plans for the Shell oil refinery at Anacortes to build a rail yard to increase the number of oil trains it handles.

Date: 01/30/2015 | Northwest

Anacortes couple plead not guilty to neglecting child

MOUNT VERNON — An Anacortes couple accused of keeping a 1-year-old boy in a filthy unheated garage where the couple used heroin pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug and criminal mistreatment charges.

Date: 01/16/2015 | Northwest

Local Navy personnel will fly over stadium before Seahawks game

EVERETT — Three U.S. Navy personnel with local ties will take to the skies over Seattle on Sunday when the Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers for a trip to the Super Bowl.Several aircraft based at

Date: 01/16/2015 | Local News

Baby found in dirty, cold Anacortes garage now in foster care

ANACORTES — Acting on a tip, police in Anacortes have pulled a 1-year-old baby from a dirty, unheated garage where officers say he had been living with his mother and her boyfriend.Police arrested the couple last weekend for investigation of criminal mistreatment and heroin possession.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Northwest

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