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January 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Saturday Memo: Women’s earnings lag …. Protect Lolita the orca? … Boat show and FanFest

Weather: The fog is expected to lift before noon and give way to the sun. Low 50s for the high. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Some lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between the Interstate 90 interchange and Yesler Way are closed this weekend for expansion-joint repairs. Expect long delays. Lanes will…

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January 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Feds propose listing captive orca Lolita as endangered

SEATTLE — Federal officials have proposed including captive killer whale Lolita in the endangered-species listing for Puget Sound orcas. Activists consider the announcement Friday by the National Marine Fisheries Service a step toward releasing the whale that was captured in 1970 and is now at the Miami Seaquarium. Her fellow orcas spend most of their time…

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October 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

U.S. to reconsider petition that would free the orca Lolita

The Associated Press The federal government has agreed to reconsider a petition aimed at freeing the killer whale Lolita from captivity at Miami Seaquarium. The Animal Legal Defense Fund and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plan to file a new petition asking the National Marine Fisheries Service to include the captive orca Lolita within its…

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May 7, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Judge dismisses suit to free orca, Lolita, from captivity

The Associated Press A federal judge in Tacoma has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at freeing the killer whale Lolita from captivity at Miami Seaquarium. Judge Benjamin H. Settle last week ruled that orca activists who sued the federal government didn’t give proper notice and failed to state a valid claim. He granted motions by the government and…

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