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Editor’s Note: Anna King knew John Zachara, he was a friend and colleague of her husband at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. John Zachara was a brilliant geoscientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. And he had a dry sense of humor. In the mountains of British Columbia a decade ago, Zachara was really getting bugged by horse-flies. “The horse flies were actually just horrible, they were just biting us,” best friend and science colleague Jim Fredrickson remembers. “You know horse flies, they are slow and kind of clumsy, but there are so many of them, eventually one of them gets you.” So Zachara tied one fly with dental floss to the top button of his baseball cap, Fredrickson said. “And so the fly was still flying around alive as everything,” Fredrickson said. “And he had that fly as a pet on the top of his hat. And it was the strangest sight.” Zachara, 69, who studied Hanford, the nuclear cleanup site in southeast Washington, worked much of his life trying to
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06/09/2021   NW News Network
Nearly 12,000 acres of Easterday family farmland in Benton County will likely sell for more than its $210 million asking price, according to court documents and sources with knowledge of the deal. Two big players are vying for the sweeping property near the Columbia River: Farmland Reserve’s AgriNorthwest, which is backed by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , and Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates’ Cottonwood Ag Management. The highest bidder will be confirmed at a bankruptcy auction held next week. The deal is subject to the federal court’s sale hearing on July 14. “(Large investors) will go to wherever the opportunity is,” says Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, which funds environmental projects in the Northwest. “If you’re going to be buying a farm, and if you can get it in particular in a place where you’re guaranteed access forever to high-quality water, that makes it a very attractive investment whether you’re Chinese, or Dutch or

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06/11/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman is back with the team after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare.

The 30-year-old right-hander, who had been out since May 23, was activated Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game series against the Indians.

Graveman spent two weeks quarantined in San Diego. Before he was sidelined, he had been one of the league's top relievers. He recorded five saves and did not allow a run in 16 2/3 innings over 14 appearances.

Manager Scott Servais said he'll likely ease Graveman back into his usual role. He hasn't pitched in a major league game since May 16 — against Cleveland — and made just one rehab appearance for Triple-A Tacoma on June 8.

The Mariners also activated right-hander Justin Dunn (shoulder) to start the series opener. He went on the injured list June 2 with inflammation.

Relievers Yacksel Ríos and Keynan Middleton were optioned to Tacoma.

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06/04/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

The Mariners are offering free tickets and Amazon gift cards to fans who get vaccinated at any of the June 14-23 homestand games.

06/02/2021   Seattle PI Mariners

The Seattle Mariners can increase fan capacity at home games beginning June 14. 

 

 

 


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