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$5,000 reward in case of neglected Wash. dog

SEATTLE (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States hopes to identify the person responsible for neglecting a dog so severely that its embedded collar had to be surgically removed from its neck…. …read more

Full Episode: GMA 2/24: United States Wants 'El Chapo' Extradited

Manhunt for Ousted Ukrainian President Begins; Kerry Kennedy Drugged-Driving Trial to Begin

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Full Episode: This Week 2/2: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

Guests: Paul Ryan, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, Paul Krugman, Ana Navarro

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Imperium Renewables and Pacific Coast Canola sign contract for biofuel supply

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HOQUIAM, Wash. –Imperium Renewables, one of the largest biodiesel manufacturers in the United States, has reached an agreement with Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) to purchaseregionally sourcedcanola oil for biodiesel production. Pacific Coast Canola’s canola crushing plant in Warden, Wash., is the largest in the West. It began commercial operation in August of 2013 and has…

Inside Smuggling Tunnel on US-Mexico Border

Federal authorities in the United States and Mexico said they located an unfinished smuggling tunnel this week during a border sweep in Nogales, Ariz.

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Woman Found in Suitcase at Arizona Border Crossing

Thai woman found in suitcase in vehicle entering United States at Arizona border crossing

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Mason County Sheriff’s Honor Guard Seeking Donations

Sheriff Casey Salisbury speaks with Deputy Mondry and Deputy Baran as they get ready to march in the Belfair Christmas Parade.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard is seeking donations in order to be able to send two of their members to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in WashingtonDC, June 2014. This prestigious event brings together Honor Guard members from across the United States to participate in a national competition as well as to…

Quinault Indian Nation committee adopts anti-coal stance

TAHOLAH, Wash. – The Quinault Indian Business Committee has passed a resolution opposing proposals to export coal from the Pacific Northwest. The resolution, passed Monday, specifically addresses a proposal to transport coal by rail from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming through Washington State for export from Cherry Point in Anacortes. There are other locations in Washington and British Columbia under consideration, including Longview, said Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation.

“This resolution is a strong statement by the Quinault Nation and demonstrates its commitment to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of our people,” said Sharp, who is also President of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. “We have determined that the coal trains are detrimental to the health of our people and to the natural resources of our region, and thus in violation of our treaty-protected rights,” she said.

“We have serious concerns about the long-term effects of pollution caused by burning coal from Asian countries, many of which lack the pollution standards we are used to within the United States. Emissions from coal-fired plants have the potential to further threaten our oceans and fisheries, already severely impacted by the acidification of the water, added Sharp.

Puget Sound waters to run red near Joint Base Lewis McChord

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Red dye will be injected into treated wastewater this week at Joint Base Lewis McChord’s wastewater plant then monitored in a state health department study. The Department of Health, along with federal, tribal, state and local agencies, are doing the study in the Puget Sound waters off Solo Point in Pierce County to see where shellfish are safe to harvest.

The test will be on Monday and Tuesday. Red dye will likely be visible in the waters near the treatment plant. Tracking will include gauging the wastewater’s movement and dilution. The dye isn’t harmful to people, marine life, or the environment.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is funding this test as part of a larger study, which includes other pollution surveys and ongoing marine water quality monitoring. Results will help determine whether closed shellfish beaches in some areas of Pierce County could be reopened to harvest.

The Department of Health is responsible for the safety of commercial shellfish harvested in the state. The agency’s Office of Shellfish and Water Protection uses national standards to classify all commercial shellfish harvesting areas.