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Could slower ships help the orcas?

To the human eye, big ships cruising along the west side of San Juan Island this summer might have looked like they were traveling in…

Five years after Sandy Hook, what is Washington doing about guns?

Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some state lawmakers see a…

Hungry and disappearing: Is the orcas’ future already here?

Every day this summer, Jeanne Hyde scanned the waters off the west side of San Juan Island, hoping that the killer whales would show up.…

Sailing soon: an Orca-friendly, all-electric car ferry

Washington is poised to embark on an experiment in electric car ferries that could eventually transform the largest ferry fleet in the nation. And little…