NOAA study could set stage for tribal whaling to resume

A whaling crew member rejoices after removing the harpoon from a gray whale killed by the Makah Tribe in 1999. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

“This is a first step in a public process ... that could eventually lead to authorization for the tribe to hunt gray whales,” said Donna Darm, associate deputy regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries in the West Coast region.

Seattle missionary abducted in Nigeria released

A Seattle missionary who was abducted in Nigeria in late February has been released to authorities and church leaders, the Free Methodist Church reports. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, 71, was released Friday evening, Nigeria time, the Free Methodist Church said in a statement on its website. Sortor, a Free Methodist missionary, was kidnapped Feb. 23 from the... Updated

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Sound Off!, a Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show, an International Women's Day film program and more are on tap, March 7-8, 2015.

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