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2009-07-20 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health Cooperative medical centers received "above regional average" scores in 11 out of 15 quality measures in the Puget Sound Health Alliance Community Checkup. Group Health received more "above regional average" ratings than any of the other nine medical groups in the Puget Sound region that were rated on all 15 measures in the July report. Group Health received no "below regional average" scores. "We support the work of the Puget Sound...

2009-03-24 08:00:00

Seattle-based organization facilitates blood transfusion services for major hospitals throughout Washington State SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, announced today that its Mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution has been deployed by the Puget Sound Blood Center to provide its mobile clinicians with access to wireless data and applications as they move across Washington State, serving more than 185...

2009-01-22 09:30:00

Results of year-long project to map history of local tech community revealed at Urban Leadership Series event. SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) (http://www.washingtontechnology.org), North America's largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals, today unveiled the results of a year-long project to document the history of the Puget Sound technology industry. Working...

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2008-12-21 16:29:30

Scientists are analyzing killer whale scat and breath samples in the hopes of solving the mystery of Puget Sound's dwindling orca population. There were seven resident killer whales that frequently pass the waters of Washington that went missing this year and are presumed dead. "We're losing animals and we don't exactly understand why," said Brad Hanson, a wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service. Researchers of the University of Washington...

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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...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

Puget Sound Energy has placed an order for 22 wind turbine generators with Vestas for the proposed expansion of the utility's Wild Horse wind and solar facility in the State of Washington, US. Delivery of the turbines and initial construction, after all approvals are received, is slated for mid-2009, with entry into commercial service by late 2009. The turbine order accounts for the major portion of the proposed $100 million project. In addition to the turbine order, the Kittitas County...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

Puget Sound Energy today announced the utility placed an order for 22 wind turbine generators with Vestas on Nov. 7 for the proposed expansion of the utility's Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility. Delivery of the turbines and initial construction, after all approvals are received, is slated for mid-2009, with entry into commercial service by late 2009. The turbine order accounts for the major portion of the proposed $100 million project. "We're pleased to be in a position to move forward...

2008-11-04 12:00:21

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE: PSD)) yesterday finished a $44 million, 18-month expansion effort at the Pacific Northwest's largest natural gas storage reservoir, enabling the Lewis County facility to now meet one-fourth of the region's peak wintertime demand for natural gas. The project's completion allows the Jackson Prairie Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility to accommodate the peak daily natural gas demand of 1.2 million homes across the Northwest....

2008-11-03 12:00:22

Puget Sound Energy filed late Friday (Oct. 31) with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission a request to pass through an adjusted federal Wind Power Production Credit that would further reduce bills for the utility's more than 1 million electric customers effective Jan. 1, 2009. The credit is due to a federal income tax benefit derived from PSE's ownership of two wind power generating facilities--Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge--located in Central and Eastern Washington,...


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Symbol: GRIN Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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