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  • Artillery fire, butterflies coexist on Army range

    An undeveloped stretch of native prairie in south Puget Sound offers one of the few habitats in the world where a two-inch colorful checkered butterfly thrives. It also happens to be the main artillery impact range for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


  • 25,000 steelhead released in hatchery break-in

    Someone released an estimated 25,000 juvenile steelhead during an overnight break-in at a fish hatchery east of Seattle - and some are wondering if a disgruntled angler might be to blame.


  • Jellyfish show up in area of poor water quality

    Pulsating gelatinous sea creatures, which float through the water like alien life-forms, appear to be on the increase in portions of Puget Sound.


  • 'Resident' gray whales return to Puget Sound

    A male gray whale that feasts on shrimp in the Puget Sound every year was spotted over the weekend, marking the start of an annual stay in Washington state inland waters by a small but peculiar group of these big marine mammals, whale watchers reported Tuesday.


  • State files charges against 2 derelict boat owners

    Criminal charges have been filed against the owners of two derelict vessels that recently sank and leaked hundreds of gallons of fuel into Puget Sound, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday.


  • Boeing machinists stand in a line of several hundred as they wait to cast their ballots on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Everett, Wash. Boeing machinists decide Friday whether to accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order to secure assembly of the company's new 777X airplane in Washington state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Boeing machinists barely approve contract with aerospace giant

    Boeing machinists narrowly approved a contract Friday that concedes some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region, solidifying the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area for years to come.


  • Physical changes done at host of '15 US Open

    For the first time since before Chambers Bay hosted the U.S. Amateur in 2010, Matt Allen isn't explaining to golfers why a temporary green is being used or why a path is blocked off for construction equipment.


  • A killer whale is seen from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship "Eureka," near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Scientists use hovering zeppelin to film whales

    Pilot Katharine Board often sees pods of blue, gray and killer whales as she flies along the California coast. Compared to other pilots, however, she has a unique vantage point _ low and slow _ from the only operational zeppelin in the United States.


  • Chambers Bay hosts US Amateur 5 years before Open

    As Boris Stantchev dropped golf balls all over the 18th green and watched the crazy rolls caused by the contours, his playing companions tried to find an adequate comparison for what they just experienced playing Chambers Bay for the first time.


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