Another cat killed near Tacoma

Another cat has been found mutilated south of Tacoma. Animal Services Officer Erika Johnson says the cat’s body was found Tuesday near the Chehalis Western Trail, the 12th cat found mutilated since October. Investigators believe the cases
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Seattle climate activists charged

Prosecutors have filed criminal misdemeanor charges against 15 demonstrators who blocked downtown Seattle traffic for several hours in May to protest tar-sands oil drilling. City Attorney Pete Homes this week charged protesters with pedestrian interference and obstruction.
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Navy says floating mine was inert

The Navy says the mine found floating in Puget Sound Tuesday was an inert mine used during a 2005 exercise at its Naval Undersea Warfare Command in Keyport. They’re saying the exercise was a chance for academics
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Conservation group buys Idaho ranch

A NW conservation group has purchased a 4.5-square-mile ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep there. Portland-based Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the Ten Mile Creek Ranch near Lewiston last week. The property, which was
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Grizzly bear hunting to resume in Lower 48?

A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states’ first grizzly bear hunt in forty years will open as scheduled this weekend. Fish and Wildlife ruled last year that the grizzly population of about 700 bears living
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