FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

State won’t renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to wrap up steelhead farming and begin deconstructing their equipment.

 

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King County makes deal with union for deputy body cameras

Under the agreement, deputies could begin wearing body cameras as soon as next year.

  • Nov 11, 2022
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A Volunteers of America Western Washington crisis counselor talks with somebody on the phone Thursday, July 28, 2022, in at the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

A first-in-the-nation 988 line for Native people goes live in WA

A group of 16 people will run the Native and Strong Crisis Lifeline, which folds into the existing 988 hotline.

 

Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Visiting football team endures racial slurs at Stanwood football game

“Our coaches heard (the n-word) throughout the game from their players. It was bad,” Lakes High School coach Dave Miller said.

Stanwood’s Wyatt Custer surveys the field in the second half after coming in as a replacement quarterback for the injured Michael Mascotti against Lakes High School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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FAA mandates seaplane inspections after Whidbey crash

Federal regulators Wednesday ordered seaplanes like the one that crashed off Whidbey Island be inspected.

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Judge asked to cut number of Growler flights on Whidbey Island

The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to require the Navy to cut number of flights.

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NTSB finds possible cause of seaplane crash that killed 10

Investigators said it appeared a critical part that moved the plane’s horizontal tail stabilizer came apart.

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Murray and Smiley spar over abortion, crime in Senate debate

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley argued over several issues.

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Washington’s paid family leave premiums to increase Jan. 1

It was announced Thursday that the rate will increase from 0.6% to 0.8% of wages.

  • Oct 20, 2022
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The ecological goal for Blue Heron Slough, upper right, is to restore tidal channels, marsh, and mud flats by breaching old agricultural dikes as seen at Smith Island at left. Shot on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Puget Sound salmon habitat restored with tribes leading the way

At 353 acres, the Port of Everett’s Blue Heron Slough restoration project is among the largest along the Puget Sound.

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Seattle to end COVID-19 emergency proclamation

Policies linked to the order including premium pay for food delivery and network gig workers will end Nov. 1.

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Remains of 7 Puget Sound floatplane crash victims identified

The bodies were recovered in the aftermath of a floatplane crash that killed 10 people last month.

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Olympic National Park bans fishing due to low river levels

The National Park Service announced it would halt all recreational fishing starting Thursday.

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Washington’s paid family leave program running short on cash

A new analysis estimates the fund will hit an $8.7 million deficit by the end of the year.

  • Oct 7, 2022
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$500M-plus from opioid deal starts heading to Washington

The first settlement payments will begin reaching Washington communities in December.

  • Oct 4, 2022
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FILE - Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference the vote to codify Roe v. Wade, in this May 5, 2022 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murray is one of the U.S. Senate's most powerful members and seeking a sixth term. She is being challenged by Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco, Wash. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Providence continues to face questions about hospital debt collection

The hospital group has pushed back against the notion that Providence “intentionally takes advantage of those who are vulnerable.”

  • Oct 1, 2022
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FILE - Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference the vote to codify Roe v. Wade, in this May 5, 2022 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murray is one of the U.S. Senate's most powerful members and seeking a sixth term. She is being challenged by Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco, Wash. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.  Boeing is behind schedule in submitting documentation for new versions of its 737 Max jetliner, and it's asking Congress for more time. Federal officials say Boeing has completed little of the work necessary to certify the new Max versions by a Dec. 31, 2022 deadline. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

With 2 Max models at risk, Congress moves to give Boeing a break

Political action has begun in Congress to grant Boeing the extension it will need to get both the Renton-built Max 7 and Max 10 certified without any further design changes.

  • Oct 1, 2022
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FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.  Boeing is behind schedule in submitting documentation for new versions of its 737 Max jetliner, and it's asking Congress for more time. Federal officials say Boeing has completed little of the work necessary to certify the new Max versions by a Dec. 31, 2022 deadline. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

5 more bodies recovered from floatplane crash off Whidbey

About 80% of the plane, including the engine, was recovered using remotely operated vessels.

A Coast Guard cutter searches for a crashed chartered floatplane near Mutiny Bay Monday afternoon in Freeland, Washington on September 5, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island, Wash., as seen from a federally permitted research vessel. The National Marine Fisheries Service has finalized rules to expand the Southern Resident orca's critical habitat from the Canadian border down to Point Sur, Calif., adding 15,910 square miles, (41,207 square kilometers) of foraging areas, river mouths and migratory pathways. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Endangered southern resident orca numbers drop from 74 to 73

Since July 1, 2021, three whales died while two were born, officials said.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, a female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island, Wash., as seen from a federally permitted research vessel. The National Marine Fisheries Service has finalized rules to expand the Southern Resident orca's critical habitat from the Canadian border down to Point Sur, Calif., adding 15,910 square miles, (41,207 square kilometers) of foraging areas, river mouths and migratory pathways. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins

The U.S. Navy will use a remotely operated vehicle Deep Drone 8,000, a barge and a crane in recovery efforts.

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