Associated Press http://www.kplu.org en Inslee Proposes Higher Fish Consumption Rate As Part Of New Clean Water Plan http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-proposes-higher-fish-consumption-rate-part-new-clean-water-plan <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158066824&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed dramatically increasing the fish consumption rate that drives clean water standards in the state.</p><p>Inslee said Wednesday he plans to set the fish consumption rate at 175 grams a day, which would protect people who eat about a serving a day of fish. Current water quality standards assume only one serving of fish per month, or 6.5 grams a day.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:12:01 +0000 Monica Spain & Associated Press 17650 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Proposes Higher Fish Consumption Rate As Part Of New Clean Water Plan Decade Of Research Reveals Iconic Orcas' Struggle http://www.kplu.org/post/decade-research-reveals-iconic-orcas-struggle <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals and prefer to eat Chinook salmon.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & Associated Press 17387 at http://www.kplu.org Decade Of Research Reveals Iconic Orcas' Struggle Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Off Coast Of Vancouver Island, No Tsunami Threat http://www.kplu.org/post/magnitude-67-quake-hits-coast-vancouver-island-no-tsunami-threat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says there is no danger of a tsunami from the Wednesday night quake.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 16239 at http://www.kplu.org Magnitude 6.7 Quake Hits Off Coast Of Vancouver Island, No Tsunami Threat In Oso, The Grim Accounting Continues As United Way Prepares To Distribute Relief http://www.kplu.org/post/oso-grim-accounting-continues-united-way-prepares-distribute-relief <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142646580&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Searchers painstakingly combing through mud and debris have confirmed the deaths of 29 people, though more have been found than the official tally reflects. Twenty people are listed as missing.</span></p><p>Father Tim Sauer, pastor of Catholic churches in communities on either side of the slide, said the first funerals are expected within the next several days.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:24:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Associated Press 15591 at http://www.kplu.org In Oso, The Grim Accounting Continues As United Way Prepares To Distribute Relief National Guard Searcher Describes ‘Sifting’ Through Crushed House http://www.kplu.org/post/national-guard-searcher-describes-sifting-through-crushed-house <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141689454&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:18:37 +0000 Austin Jenkins & Associated Press 15377 at http://www.kplu.org National Guard Searcher Describes ‘Sifting’ Through Crushed House NTSB Investigating Fatal KOMO News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle http://www.kplu.org/post/ntsb-investigating-fatal-komo-news-helicopter-crash-near-space-needle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two people were killed inside a news helicopter when it crashed outside the&nbsp;KOMO-TV&nbsp;studios near the Space Needle in Seattle, sending clouds of black smoke into the sky during the rush hour at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:43:28 +0000 Associated Press, Ed Ronco, Ashley Gross & Gabriel Spitzer 14973 at http://www.kplu.org NTSB Investigating Fatal KOMO News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle Hanford Whistleblower Fired By Cleanup Contractor http://www.kplu.org/post/hanford-whistleblower-fired-cleanup-contractor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A prominent whistleblower who raised safety concerns at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site has been fired from her job at the </span>Hanford<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nuclear Reservation.</span></p><p>Safety manager Donna Busche says employer URS Corp. told her she was being fired for “unprofessional conduct,” then escorted her out of the building early Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:04:47 +0000 Anna King & Associated Press 13793 at http://www.kplu.org Hanford Whistleblower Fired By Cleanup Contractor U.S. Snowboard Wins First Gold Of Sochi Olympics http://www.kplu.org/post/us-snowboard-wins-first-gold-sochi-olympics Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics on Saturday, soaring to victory in the men's snowboarding slopestyle final.<p>Kotsenburg had a score of 93.50 to edge Staale Sandbech of Norway. Mark McMorris of Canada, who barely made the finals, took bronze.<p>Canadian Max Parrot, who topped qualifying on Thursday, missed the podium. He washed out at the end of his first run and his second run wasn't quite crisp enough. Parrot finished fifth.<p>Kotsenburg needed to navigate the semifinals early Saturday but seemed to find his stride. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 21:54:54 +0000 Associated Press 13420 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Snowboard Wins First Gold Of Sochi Olympics