Typical for Southern Residents to spend early summer elsewhere

Jessica Wong

Orca calf L125 swimming with its mother, Surprise. (Center for Whale Research)

The last few months have been marked by a noticeable disappearance of Southern Residents in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.

For more than 100 days — up until a brief sighting this week in the San Juans — the J-pod of orcas was not seen in the area.

But Dr. Michael Weiss, a biologist at the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, says this is not as drastic as it sounds — it actually follows the whales’ more recent movements.

“This is pretty typical for

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Deliveroo Could Leave Spain To Expand Elsewhere

Jessica Wong

London-based delivery service Deliveroo is mulling an end to its offering in Spain as part of a plan to expand in new and existing markets, Reuters reported on Friday (July 30), citing a company statement on the high costs of running the business in Spain.

“The company has determined that achieving and sustaining a top-tier market position in Spain would require a disproportionate level of investment with highly uncertain long-term potential returns,” the statement said, per the news outlet. Spain accounted for less 2 percent of Deliveroo’s transaction values in the first half of 2021.

Deliveroo’s consideration of leaving Spain

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SeaQuest, which seeks $1 million from Grand Forks, has had issues elsewhere

Jessica Wong

City Council members on Monday informally directed city staff to pursue a grant agreement with SeaQuest, a Boise-based chain of aquariums that hopes to turn a 17,000-square-foot piece of the Grand Cities Mall into the company’s 10th aquarium in the United States. The council is set to consider formalizing that direction on Monday, Aug. 2. A definitive vote on the public subsidy has not yet been set.

The company boasts hands-on interactions with exotic birds and sea animals as well as millions of dollars of cascading economic benefits, but it’s also got a history of run-ins with state and federal

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Paul Sewald is another former player finding success elsewhere

Jessica Wong

At one point in the not-so-distant past right-handed reliever, Paul Sewald was a mainstay in the New York Mets bullpen. The now 31-year old reliever never could quite put it all together during his time in Queens between 2017 and

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Today’s Beach Report: Children’s, Dionis still closed, heavy surf elsewhere

Jessica Wong

The Inquirer and Mirror

(July 30 2021) Nantucket town lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at nine island beaches: Jetties, Children’s, Nobadeer, Dionis, Sconset, Surfside, Cisco, Madaket and Miacomet.

The Nantucket Marine and Coastal Resources Department’s lifeguard program provides the public with daily beach-condition updates that will be posted on www.ack.net and our social-media platforms around 10:30 a.m. each day.

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