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May 1, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
American Cruise Lines is offering a new itinerary for summer with a cruise of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit. The islands, many of which are uninhabited, comprise one of the nation's newest national monuments . The cruise begins and ends in Seattle with stops along Washington's coast:  Anacortes, Friday Harbor, the San Juan Historical Museum , Port Angeles and Port Townsend . The sixth day is spent cruising along the Sound to Skagit Bay and Deception Pass, offering views of the islands.
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BUSINESS
January 3, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - By the slimmest of margins, aerospace giant Boeing Co.'s largest union approved a controversial contract proposal that cut benefits in exchange for decades of work in Puget Sound on a new jetliner. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751, which represents more than 31,000 Boeing workers in Washington state, voted 51% Friday in favor of a contract to build the 777X, a more fuel-efficient version of its wide-body jet. It is the second time in two months that the union voted on a proposal by Boeing, the biggest private employer in the state with about 82,500 employees and a crucial part of the regional economy.
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BUSINESS
November 8, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Days after announcing its intention to build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area, aerospace giant Boeing Co. said the decision is not yet final. At issue is a tentative labor agreement with International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in Washington. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday, but late Thursday the Seattle Times reported that a union leader publicly tore up a copy of the contract and announced his intention to have it withdrawn. There's also hesitancy among Washington state lawmakers to approve a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Maria La Ganga and W.J. Hennigan
SEATTLE - Waving angry signs and clenched fists, several hundred union members rallied Thursday afternoon for a vote against a contract that would cut their benefits but guarantee that Boeing Co. builds its latest wide-body jet in the Puget Sound area. "This is the fight of our lives," said local union leader Wilson Ferguson of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers as the raucous crowd in the union's hall cheered. "This is the front line of the labor movement right now. Thank you for coming out and supporting us. " The machinists union, which represents more than 31,000 Boeing workers in Washington state, is planning to vote Friday on a contract aimed at keeping the aerospace giant's 777X project in the region.
SPORTS
September 25, 2010 | Staff reports
Eric Cejudo's 26-yard field goal in the sixth overtime gave Whittier College a 42-39 victory over Puget Sound on Saturday in a nonconference Division III football game in Tacoma, Wash. Whittier overcame seven turnovers, including six interceptions — three each by quarterback Alesana Sausau and Collin Wigley — to even its record at 1-1. Puget Sound (1-2) had five turnovers, including four interceptions. Sophomore running back Kimble Tillman was star of Whittier's late, late, late, late, late, late show, rushing for 238 yards and three touchdowns in 23 carries.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Boeing Co. confirmed that it will consolidate several operations in the Puget Sound area, affecting the jobs of 3,500 employees around the country over the next three years. The Seattle company said it plans to transfer employees or change their assignments rather than cut personnel. It promised to honor all labor agreements. Boeing spokesman Fred Mitchell said initial estimates show that 25% to 30% of work in the area could be contracted outside the company as a result of the changes.
NEWS
March 2, 2002 | Associated Press
For weeks now, an orphan killer whale has been hanging around central Puget Sound--about 250 miles from her only known family member in Canada--and experts are worried she might not survive. There's not much for her to eat, and scientists and whale advocates are concerned about the calf's health. The National Marine Fisheries Service convened a panel of experts to discuss what to do.
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
An estimated 8,000 grocery clerks and meat cutters agreed to end an 81-day strike that forced Puget Sound supermarkets to cut back their hours. Members of the Food and Commercial Workers union, who had walked out May 11, voted Sunday night to accept a three-year contract that provides raises and continues Sunday premium pay, which employers had sought to cut, said union spokeswoman Sandi Hubler.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | From Reuters
Road and utility crews worked around the clock Thursday to restore power to about 750,000 customers after the worst windstorm in three decades swept through Puget Sound with gale-force winds, killing at least five people. "It's the largest power outage we've ever had," said Bill Seil, a spokesman for Puget Sound Power & Light Co., which said it had called in utility and contract crews from as far away as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia to repair lines.
SPORTS
May 21, 1995
Southern California College fell short of the title game at the NAIA softball championships, losing to Puget Sound (Wash.), 4-3, in an elimination game at Columbia, Mo., to finish third. The Vanguards, who won three games Friday, including a 3-1 victory over Puget Sound, opened the day with a 4-0 loss to Oklahoma City, which later defended its title with a 3-1 victory over the Loggers.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2013 | By David Pierson
China has blocked imports of shellfish harvested from the U.S. West Coast over reports of arsenic and toxins found in geoduck clams. The shellfish are believed to have originated from waters off Washington or Alaska, according to KUOW public radio. “They've never done anything like that, where they would not allow shellfish from this entire area based on potentially two areas or maybe just one area. We don't really know yet,” Jerry Borchert of the Washington Department of Health told the Seattle-based KUOW.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Days after announcing its intention to build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area, aerospace giant Boeing Co. said the decision is not yet final. At issue is a tentative labor agreement with International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union in Washington. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday, but late Thursday the Seattle Times reported that a union leader publicly tore up a copy of the contract and announced his intention to have it withdrawn. There's also hesitancy among Washington state lawmakers to approve a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area. The company's Long Beach plant, which is now set for closure in 2015, had been rumored as a long-shot site for the work. But Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session that begins Thursday to pass a package of bills that includes more than $8 billion in tax savings for Boeing to build the next-generation version of the 777 wide-body jet in Puget Sound.
SPORTS
June 11, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The Academic Progress Rate reports were released Tuesday, and they are important to some because they monitor the education status for our fine collegiate "student athletes. " Schools that don't meet certain standards are subject to banishment from postseason play. Just as important to me in this social network age, though, were the recent rankings of college teams by Twitter followers. Not surprisingly, the Southeastern Conference dominated the football rankings, although Michigan came it at No. 1 with 138,905 followers.
NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
American Cruise Lines is offering a new itinerary for summer with a cruise of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit. The islands, many of which are uninhabited, comprise one of the nation's newest national monuments . The cruise begins and ends in Seattle with stops along Washington's coast:  Anacortes, Friday Harbor, the San Juan Historical Museum , Port Angeles and Port Townsend . The sixth day is spent cruising along the Sound to Skagit Bay and Deception Pass, offering views of the islands.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Just days after a massive landslide changed the topography of Whidbey Island in Washington state, residents are coming to grips with the idea that change is part of life. They have had community meetings in recent days since the slide pushed an estimated 200,000 cubic yards of earth down the west side of the island in Puget Sound, about 50 miles north of Seattle. What they want is some sense of the timeline for when things will return to normal, Eric Brooks, deputy director of Island County Emergency Management told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
NEWS
June 25, 1991 | DOUG CONNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that a Puget Sound estuary polluted by a pulp mill had been cleaned up--the first marine Superfund site to be so designated. It is also the first time Superfund damage claims have been settled without litigation. No public funds were used in the cleanup. In a statement Monday, EPA Administrator William K.
NEWS
April 2, 1994 | DOUG CONNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salmon are not the only troubled fish in the Pacific Northwest. An analysis prepared last month for a joint U.S.-Canadian scientific panel on the health of fish stocks declared bluntly that "fish resources in Puget Sound have seriously declined, and harvests are at their lowest level in over 55 years." Where once commercial and sport fishermen annually hauled over 26 million pounds of fish out of these waters, the 1993 catch was a paltry 3.6 million pounds.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Geologists searched for clues Thursday to explain the collapse of a 1,000-foot chunk of hillside on the west side of Whidbey Island in Washington state that left a number of homes in danger. The geological team was on the island, located in Puget Sound about 50 miles north of Seattle, and is expected to report its findings soon, Terry Clark, a spokeswoman for the Island County Emergency Management Department, said Thursday morning in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
TRAVEL
November 11, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
New Yorkers pride themselves on the Statue of Liberty, San Franciscans the Golden Gate Bridge. Both are sturdy, sensible landmarks that reflect well on the cities surrounding them. Then there's Seattle, with a '60s-era spaceship revolving 605 feet above the city. But Seattle residents wouldn't have it any other way. That's why they've been partying for months to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Space Needle, their iconic landmark in the sky, built as a tourist attraction for the city's 1962 World's Fair.
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