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January 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Feds propose listing captive orca Lolita as endangered

Lolita is one of the attractions at Miami Seaquarium. (Photo by Harley Soltes / The Seattle Times, 1994) 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…

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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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Comments | More in General news | Topics: lawsuit, lolita, orca

March 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Starbucks juice … PETA protest… Sunken tug still sunk

Weather: Clouds today (It was certainly cold overnight. Did you have ice on your windshield this morning?) Rain or showers Tuesday through Thursday. Spring starts tomorrow, but you wouldn’t know it around here. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Could be slippery in spots because temps got down to 32 degrees overnight. The map and cams. Got…

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Comments | Topics: Everett, Morning Memo, PETA