farmers http://www.kplu.org en Puget Sound Orcas to Remain Protected http://www.kplu.org/post/puget-sound-orcas-remain-protected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The charismatic black and white killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.</p><p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rejected a call to de-list resident orcas.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:06:12 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9510 at http://www.kplu.org Puget Sound Orcas to Remain Protected Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns http://www.kplu.org/post/update-potential-longshoremen-strike-temporarily-averted-easing-farmers-concerns <p><em><strong>Update: </strong></em>A potential strike by longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest has been temporarily averted, according to a spokesman for the grain terminal operators.&nbsp; The terminal operators have been trying to reach a new contract with longshoremen at six ports in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>Pat McCormick of the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers' Association, which represents the terminal operators, says the two sides have agreed to continue talks into mid-October even though the contract expires this Sunday.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:11:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 6530 at http://www.kplu.org Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns