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Man who died in boating accident identified

The man whose body was found in Lake Washington Friday after a boating accident has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as August Reyes, 56. Reyes and a friend were at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union Thursday night before getting into a 16-foot runabout and heading toward a marina in Kirkland. […]

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Names of two missing sailors released

Updated: 6:43 p.m Sunday, June 7 The two sailors missing after their boat overturned early on Friday have been identified as Sean Mansfield of Maple Falls and Gunther Frank of Bellingham. Authorities called off the search for the two men Friday afternoon after scouring a 50-square mile area with a helicopter, numerous boats and a ground party. Mansfield […]

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Officials ramp up fight against invasive mussels

Officials ramp up fight against invasive mussels

Wildlife officials are stepping up checks of boats traveling through Washington in an effort to keep out invasive mussels they say could wreak havoc throughout the region. Quagga and zebra mussels have taken over three-quarters of U.S. waterways, invading virtually every region around the country except the Pacific Northwest, said Sgt. Eric Anderson, aquatic invasive […]

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For two-time cancer survivor, Leukemia Cup is about second chances

For two-time cancer survivor, Leukemia Cup is about second chances

For Brad Smith, Saturday’s Leukemia Cup sailing regatta on Elliott Bay isn’t about taking first place—it’s about having another shot at life. In the fall of 2006, things were looking good for Smith. He had a rewarding job at Microsoft and was about to celebrate 10 years in remission from a bout with testicular cancer. He was feeling a bit […]

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