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2010-06-14 12:03:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Greater Vancouver Golf Tournament for the eighth consecutive year. The Chamber of Commerce event will be held at the Camas Meadows Golf Club on June 17, 2010, 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Linda Reid, West Coast Bank Assistant Relationship Manager, said, "The golf tournament is a great opportunity to support our Chamber. It's one of the best events for networking with new and existing clients."...

2010-04-21 15:28:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pacific Education Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership will have over twenty school districts (25%) from around Puget Sound joining them at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park to see how the Highline, Issaquah and Tahoma School districts, the Puget Sound Skills Center and non-formal educators teach and learn while working on behalf of Puget Sound. What: Earth Day for K-12 Students and Puget Sound Where: Seattle Art...

2009-10-16 14:57:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Puget Sound Business Journal announced that Cobalt, the leading provider of digital marketing solutions to the retail automotive industry, ranked number 73 on the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. The 100 companies that made the list and their rankings were announced at an invitation-only event which drew more than 400 people to Washington State Convention & Trade Center on Oct. 15. The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies are listed, with...

2009-09-16 07:31:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Puget Sound PMI announced today three regional executives from Expedia, Port of Seattle and McKinstry will join the Project Management Institute (PMI) on September 23 in a professional forum on Sustainable Growth through Innovation as part of a 25th anniversary celebration. Tay Yoshitani (CEO, Port of Seattle), Eric Grosse (President, Expedia) and Doug Moore (President, McKinstry) will offer their experience and outlook as major players in the Puget Sound...

2009-01-16 20:50:04

U.S. researchers say endangered orcas, or killer whales, living in Puget Sound are among the most contaminated marine mammals in the world. The report, published in published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, says the orcas are exposed to PCBs, flame retardants and other persistent organic pollution concentrations in Chinook salmon, the Seattle Times report Thursday. The southern resident population of orcas eat large numbers of Chinook salmon that come from areas with...

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2008-12-19 10:22:12

Muddy secrets tell of a toxic past and prompt delay in predicted cleanup date The slow natural restoration of hazardous sediments mired beneath the Puget Sound is progressing, thanks to Mother Nature and a stiff dose of federal environmental regulations. But, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory warn that this recovery process may take 10 to 30 years longer than first predicted, because of increased urban growth and its associated untreated runoff....

2008-11-12 00:00:16

Puget Sound Energy is closely monitoring the National Weather Service forecast of heavy rains and high winds, and is prepared to respond to power outages that may result from the storm front that is expected to reach the Puget Sound region Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. The utility is also getting ready to respond to natural gas system requirements as a result of flooding or landslides. "Our damage-assessment and line-repair crews are on alert with additional resources available...

2008-11-06 09:00:38

Puget Energy has reported a net loss of $8.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008, compared to a net income of $11.4 million, or $0.10 per share, in the same quarter of 2007. For the first nine months of 2008, Puget Energy has reported net income of $105.2 million, or $0.81 per share, compared to $129.1 million, or $1.10 per share, for the same period of 2007. The third quarter retail electricity sales volumes decreased by 1% while natural gas sales volumes...

2008-10-21 06:00:15

Puget Sound Energy has received a new, 50-year federal operating license for the 190MW Baker River hydroelectric project in Skagit and Whatcom counties in northwest Washington state. The new license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission results from years of collaborative studies and negotiated agreements between Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and a group of 23 other parties, including governmental entities, Indian tribes, fisheries interests and environmental organizations, said PSE....

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2008-10-17 14:15:00

Thousands of abandoned nets and crab pots remain in Puget Sound in Washington state after five years of efforts to remove them, officials said. The derelict fishing gear is believed to have killed 30,000 marine animals, including sea otters and other mammals and diving birds, the Seattle Times reported. One net pulled up last week contained bird bones and the remains of star fish and mollusks. The nets and pots, designed to trap marine animals, can get caught on reefs and continue their...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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