Tukwila group to submit expansion application to NHL

Connecticut investment banker Ray Bartoszek will submit a formal application to the NHL to acquire an expansion team for Tukwila, a source close to the negotiations has confirmed. Bartoszek, 50, heads a group looking to build a multipurpose arena in the municipality just south of Seattle.

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Latest state Fish and Wildlife data shows good ocean salmon catches

Here is a rundown on coastal salmon catch figures gathered by state Fish and Wildlife on how fishing success fared: ILWACO 79,400 hatchery coho catch quota and 15,000 chinook: 134 anglers June 13-14 with 75 chinook and 120 hatchery-marked coho for 1.46 catch per rod average (0.56 for chinook and 0.90 for coho); 1,337 anglers...

Lake Washington sockeye building, but a far cry from any possible fishery

The Lake Washington sockeye return continues to climb upward, but still nowhere on pace to have a summer fishery. Through Tuesday, June 30, the sockeye figure has jumped to 9,032 at the Ballard Locks fish counter. Single-day counts began on June 12 with 87; June 13, none; June 14, 61; June 15, 46; June 16,...

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Plenty of sockeye moving upstream despite poor fishing on Skagit River

The Skagit River sockeye fishery has slowed down at midweek, and most of that is blamed on the poor water conditions. “The water is pretty dirty from the Suiattle (River) downstream, which slowed fishing, but there sockeye are still around,” said Brett Barkdull, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “Many are wondering if the fish...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and summer steelhead is open between the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the OR/WA border. Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. The Bonneville Pool is open to the retention of white sturgeon Friday July 3 – Sunday July 5, 2015....

Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1 billion worth of deals. Love made his choice...