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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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Flags were in abundance in our Fourth of July Parade this year. These carried by the Boy Scouts...

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Fire Chief Richard Curtis doesn't usually drive a fire engine. And, he didn't drive this restored old one. It was towed...

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There was music by the Skagit Community Band. We're still missing a real marching band. Isn't that a must for the Fourth?

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The Twisted Pixies are always entertaining...this year riding horses through a dance routine. There was even a pooper-scouper following them...

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Bill Wooding and friends brought some of his military vehicles to the parade...

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I knew it would be dicey trying to photograph bubbles...

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I walked the parade route and found Police Chief Bonnie Bowers reminding those heading into the parade only to throw candy when stopped; not to throw from a moving vehicle.


The Taking

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