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Deep Turbulent Canyon Supplies Puget Sounds Rich Waters

Deep, Turbulent Canyon Supplies Puget Sound's Rich Waters

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the...

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2014-04-15 23:11:20

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6pm at Maggiano’s Restaurant in downtown Bellevue, Washington State Kitchen and Bath will sponsor a fundraising event to benefit Richard Newman (helicopter crash victim) and families impacted by the Oso landslide. The event will feature Robert Fischer, formerly of the band HEART. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Washington State Kitchen and Bath’s General Manger, Erin Belmore, invites the public to attend an open auction and concert for victims of the...

2014-04-15 23:00:50

UIEvolution connects with the leading technology voice in North America. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 UIEvolution, Inc., the global leader in connected screen software and services, announced it has joined the Washington Technology Industry Association, one of the largest and most respected statewide associations of technology companies in North America. The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) represents more than 10,000 companies in Washington State,...

2014-04-15 16:20:27

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathy Brown, most recently an Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense, has joined Covington & Burling, where she is expected to play a key role in the firm's aerospace, defense and security industry group. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120423/CL92331LOGO Ms. Brown will focus on practices that intersect with transactional work for the defense industrial base. This...

2014-04-15 12:35:15

U.S. team grows more than 325% in two years, Seattle hub to double in 2014 SEATTLE, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moravia, one of the language industry's leading providers of globalization services, has expanded and moved its Seattle operation to an office in the city's central business district. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121012/DA92092LOGO Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Lenora, the new hub is near the global headquarters of Amazon, Microsoft, the South...

2014-04-15 12:27:42

Three-day passes on sale today at 9 a.m. through April 17 for $99, April 18 through April 28 for $115, and April 29 until festival for $125 SEATTLE, Wash., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) today announced the main acts for the 2014 music festival happening July 25-27. Headliners include acclaimed New York rapper A$AP Rocky, Canadian electro-funk producers Chromeo, party-starting duo Matt and Kim, and Indie rock veterans Spoon. Along with these artists, fans will...

2014-04-15 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: "Nothing seems more distasteful to Army leaders these days than the notion of Congress creating a commission to take an outside look at how best to structure the force for 2020 and beyond. "At recent congressional hearings and to reporters, the Army chief of staff and vice chief of...

2014-04-14 23:08:05

Gold Prospectors Association of America: The GPAA will hold its Gold and Treasure Expo in Puyallup, Wash. — May 10-11, 2014 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371. Learn how to mine and pan for real gold from experienced gold prospectors at this special event, which is open to the public. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The Gold Prospectors Association of America is headed to Puyallup, Wash. May 10-11, 2014 to host a Gold and Treasure Expo at the Puyallup Fair...

2014-04-11 23:02:27

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples today declared the name of Washington’s NFL team and its mascot a “hurtful reminder of past suffering of Native Americans.”* Today’s statement is being lauded by the Oneida Indian Nation, whose representative Ray Halbritter met with the UN Human Rights Committee in January regarding the Washington NFL team and the mascot they feel to be offensive, and by Executive Director of the National Congress of American...

2014-04-10 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old space telescope by employing a technique called spatial scanning, which dramatically improves Hubble's accuracy for making angular...

2014-04-09 23:28:55

At its regular General Membership meeting March 24, 2014, the Seattle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People heard a presentation on children's vision care from Katie Johnson and Helen Spencer. Spencer and Johnson are working on raising awareness among educators and policy makers all across Washington State. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Members of the Seattle-King County NAACP General Assembly meeting on Monday night, March 24, were very concerned to...


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

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