Tag Archive for Puget Sound

Ports of Seattle, Tacoma to share information

SEATTLE (AP) — The ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to share information about operations, facilities and rates to help Puget Sound compete in a shifting global maritime industry…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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Petit Oil closes, two months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Pettit Oil Company

Pettit Oil has closed it’s doors, the Tacoma-based petroleum distributor serves more than 10,000 customers throughout Western Washington. They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November, a call to their main office today gets this message “We regret to inform you that after many years of service, Petit Oil has closed it’s doors and is no longer in business. We appreciate your many years of loyalty as a customer.”
The Seattle times reports the Chapter 11 petition, reports debts totaling about $22.5 million and assets valued at $18.7 million. The largest secured creditors are KeyBank, owed more than $11.3 million, and U.S. Bank, owed about $8.8 million.
Pettit has operated in Western Washington for more than 75 years with seven distribution facilities throughout the Puget Sound area.

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Boeing machinists get $10,000 bonus this month

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Puget Sound economy should get a mid-winter boost after Boeing pays bonuses to members of the Machinists union…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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Health of marine life at bottom of Bellingham Bay declines

BELLINGHAM – The tiny critters living in the mud at the bottom of Bellingham Bay are showing signs of stress, according to a recently released report by the Washington Department of Ecology (https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1303034.html.)

A bay-wide survey found that the abundance and diversity of sediment-dwelling (benthic) invertebrates like clams, snails, sea stars, crabs and shrimp are unusually low.  (See link to pictures under “For more information”, below.)

“This is a strong indicator that the sediment quality in the bay is declining,” said Valerie Partridge, Ecology’s lead author for the report.
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Puget Sound Partnership gets new director

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a new executive director to lead the Puget Sound Partnership, the state agency tasked with recovering Puget Sound…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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Wash. arsenic tests show geoducks safe to eat

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health officials say its own arsenic testing has confirmed that geoducks (GOOEY-ducks) harvested from a Puget Sound bay are safe to eat and don’t pose a health concern…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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Satellite tagging reveals info on endangered orcas

By By PHUONG LE SEATTLE (AP) — A satellite tag attached to one endangered Puget Sound killer whale is yielding valuable information about the migration of orcas…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

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