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Cooke fined for violations at Bainbridge Island net pens

Without water quality protections in place, Cooke Aquaculture Pacific (Cooke) has repeatedly cleaned dirty equipment and discharged polluted wastewater into Puget Sound. Cooke operates commercial Atlantic salmon net pens in Washington state.

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It was a beautiful Saturday for the Polar Plunge and Race at Seafarers' Memorial Park.

The combined event started off with the 5k Anne Jackson Race, in honor of the Skagtr County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed along with 5 others during a shooting spree in Alger in 2008. The proceeds from the race go to SAIN, Skagit Animals in Need, which helps support negliected and abused horses.

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The Penguins of Anacortes picked up the best costume prize ahead of the Polar Plunge. 

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The Plolar Plunge benefitted Special Olympics. The two events together raised over $10,000. 

That looks like Sheriff Will Reichardt coming out of the water wearing number 118.

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The Taking

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune ...