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 By John Ryan    News    April 5, 2023

Safety device, human error derailed Anacortes train, federal officials say

The Federal Railroad Administration has confirmed KUOW reporting that a safety device meant to keep trains from plunging into Puget Sound knocked a train off the tracks and onto the Swinomish Reservation early Thursday morning. The short, seven-car...

 By John Ryan    News    August 17, 2022

Endangered orcas dodge diesel spill off San Juan Island

A fishing boat carrying 2,600 gallons of fuel sank off the western shore of San Juan Island on Saturday, releasing an oily sheen that spread for 2 miles in critical habitat for the Northwest's endange...

 By John Ryan    News    April 26, 2022

Olympic Peninsula glaciers expected to disappear

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio Devoting your life to something that is disappearing can be tough. Portland State University professor Andrew Fountain has been researching the dwindling glaciers of the American West since the 1980s. He said for years,...


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