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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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Flowers were popular at the Anacortes Farmers Market's summer opening, which coincided with the day before Mother's Day.

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Food was another popular item. Served fresh. 

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Guemes Island was well-represented by this young family serving up pies and other baked goods.

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Time for a break. Looks like it was a tough morning for this youngster.

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More fresh vegetables...

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Eric Miller provided music for the opening day crowd.

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The Taking

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