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Sitka commander was prepared to drop charges

...a hearing to help determine whether Lt. Lance Leone should face a court-martial in the July 2010 crash off the Washington coast, in which three others onboard died. Cameron said he based his decision after reading the crash investigation report...
Commission cuts most allowable halibut catches

...Aleutian Islands' limit has been reduced 35 percent. Two areas got increases from the commission. Southeast Alaska had its catch limit increased by 300,000 pounds, or 13 percent. Areas off the Washington coast will get a 9 percent increase.
Humbling trees

...mill that will buy illegally cut wood. The stately Pacific madrone, or madrona, is another tree common to the Washington coast but unknown to the Kenai Peninsula. A broad-leafed evergreen that constantly sheds its red bark, it grows to...
Gray whales spotted in Puget Sound

...Residents near the sound have begun reporting seeing the giant mammals, an indication the annual whale migration off the Washington coast is in full swing. Sharon Kubisa of East Bremerton spotted a gray whale early Wednesday near southern Bainbridge...
Researchers want new name for transient killer whales

...and other coast residents. His report in 1976 concluded that just 200 to 350 orcas remained along the B.C. and Washington coasts, far fewer than thought, and too few to sustain additional live captures.He also made a breakthrough that would...

05/28/02Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Motivational speaker plans series of talks Better ways to deal with contaminated sites under review KPC improvements included in bond package Three peninsula veterans receive Normandy medal Memorial Day takes on new significance after Sept. 11 attacks Nets strike right


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