Business News

Watermark Books up for sale

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Patti Pattee, the owner of Watermark Books, is offering the store for sale after more than 25 years as a local landmark.

D Avenue Nursery blooms under new ownership

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It was more than a rush of seasonal energy that inspired the recent facelift at D Avenue Nursery, Fidalgo Island’s oldest retail garden center.

BNSF agrees to fine for water quality violations

BNSF Railway will pay a $75,000 fine and improve environmental protections during track maintenance work in Skagit and Whatcom counties under an agreement with the state Department of Ecology to settle a 2015 penalty for water quality violations.

$425 million settlement over Tesoro air pollution

The EPA and the Justice Department have announced a $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp., and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries.