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EPA To Step In On Water Rules Tied To Fish Consumption

salmon recoveryThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will come up with its own water quality standards for Washington state that are partly tied to how much fish people eat. EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran on Thursday said the federal process will run parallel to the state's own, which is currently underway.

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State Feeding Deer To Keep Them Out Of Orchards

Mule-deerThe Washington Fish and Wildlife Department generally discourages the public from feeding wildlife, but the agency is temporarily feeding Okanogan County mule deer to keep them out of orchards in the Pateros area. The feed draws deer away and protects fruit trees. 

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Lake Management District For Long Lake Fails

longlake kitsapProperty owners rejected a proposal to fund lake management activities through a Long Lake management district on Wednesday The proposal failed to reach the simple majority of votes to approve: 20,862 votes in support to 22,422 against (48.2 percent to 51.8 percent).

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Boeing 737 Factory To Use All Clean Energy

boeing737factoryBoeing says it plans to switch to all renewable energy at the factory where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, announced the switch Tuesday at the Renton factory, near Seattle. Boeing says it will eliminate energy generated from coal and other fossil fuels by buying more wind power credits and continuing to use hydropower.

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Inslee appoints New Member To PSP Leadership Council

pugetsound sailboatsLower Elwha Klallam Tribal Council member brings history to governing board. Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Russell Hepfer – a Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe member, fisherman and natural resources policymaker – to the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council, which serves as the state agency’s

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