U.S. Navy http://kplu.org en Navy Seeks Permission To Keep Using Sonar Training Plans, But Are Whales At Risk? http://kplu.org/post/navy-seeks-permission-keep-using-sonar-training-plans-are-whales-risk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Active sonar is the Navy’s best weapon to detect the presence of hostile submarines. But that same powerful underwater pulse of sound can harm or even kill whales and other marine mammals.</span></p><p>Now, the Navy is seeking permission to continue using a huge swath of the Northwest coast, from northern California to the Canadian border, for a wide range of naval training and practice, including sonar. The Navy says it’s taking precautions to protect whales, but others say it’s not enough.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:26:19 +0000 Liam Moriarty 14408 at http://kplu.org Navy Seeks Permission To Keep Using Sonar Training Plans, But Are Whales At Risk? Judge Wants Feds to Reassess Navy Sonar Permits http://kplu.org/post/judge-wants-feds-reassess-navy-sonar-permits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A judge is requiring federal regulators to reassess permits that allow the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the West Coast.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:27:31 +0000 Mike Baker 10155 at http://kplu.org Judge Wants Feds to Reassess Navy Sonar Permits NW pilots praised for unconfirmed role in bin Laden mission http://kplu.org/post/nw-pilots-praised-unconfirmed-role-bin-laden-mission <p>Washington state senators Wednesday praised Northwest chopper pilots for flying a celebrated mission that no one can confirm they were on. That would be the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.<br /><br /> This much we know: Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma is home to a battalion of the U.S. Army&#39;s &quot;Night Stalkers.&quot; That&#39;s an elite helicopter unit that flies commando and combat rescue missions.</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 16:41:29 +0000 Tom Banse 1538 at http://kplu.org NW pilots praised for unconfirmed role in bin Laden mission Friday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-13 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pierce County Jury Convicts Lakewood Robbery Mastermind</strong></li><li><strong>More Learned About Seattle Actor&#39;s Death</strong></li><li><strong>Thousands Greet Returning Sailors in Everett</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Verdict for Plotter of Violent Walmart Robbery</b></p><p>Odies Walker will spend the rest of his life in prison <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/25/1598992/life-for-guards-killer.html">for planning out the violent 2009 robbery </a>at the big-chain store that resulted in the killing of an armored-car guard, Kurt Husted. Pierce County Judge Bryan Chushcoff&nbsp;has ordered Walker held without bail until sentencing on April 8th.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:07:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1073 at http://kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-13 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Report: Seattle Police Don&#39;t Abuse Use of Force</strong></li><li><strong>Supreme Court Sides With Local Peace Activist</strong></li><li><strong>Gonzaga Makes NCAA Field</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Seattle Police: Our Use of Force &quot;Rare&quot;</b></p><p>Seattle Police say the public&#39;s impression that officers are using more physical force is wrong. &nbsp;In fact, a new department report makes the case that use of force is rare. The SeattlePI.com&#39;s Casey McNerthny&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/436707_police08.html">details &nbsp;a number of recent incidents</a> where officers have been under scrutiny for charges of excessive force. &nbsp;Still, the report:</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:52:42 +0000 KPLU News Staff 945 at http://kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines Loud jet? Just a Blue Angel's one-day visit http://kplu.org/post/loud-jet-just-blue-angels-one-day-visit <p>People in Seattle will hear a familiar noise from the sky tomorrow. The Navy's Blue Angel #7 is making a one-day visit, part of the preparation for&nbsp;Seafair's&nbsp;annual summer event.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:11:22 +0000 KPLU News Staff 468 at http://kplu.org Loud jet? Just a Blue Angel's one-day visit