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2 hrs ago | KFBB

Carlton Complex Fire now 52% contained

Carlton Complex Fire threatens homes and businesses as 40-50 structures have burned to the ground forcing evacuations in Pateros.


Related Topix: Fire, Pateros, WA, Valley, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather

6 hrs ago | KOMO News

New central Washington fire threatens homes

A new wildfire in north-central Washington is threatening homes and has closed part of Highway 20 between Twisp and Winthrop.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Twisp, WA, Winthrop, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Wenatchee, WA

7 hrs ago |

Mid-Columbia burn ban is extended again

It would have expired at noon Aug. 1. Some case by case exceptions have been granted by the state, including agricultural burning permits in Franklin County.


Related Topix: Benton County, WA, Franklin County, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Weather

11 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland ranked as sixth best city in Washington for families to live

Washington has more to offer than just breathtaking views. announced the results of a new study that identifies the 10 best cities to live in Washington and Kirkland was ranked No.


Related Topix: Kirkland, WA, Issaquah, WA, Bothell, WA, Lacey, WA

13 hrs ago | Times-Standard

Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle.


Related Topix: Downtown (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

14 hrs ago | Washington Blade

Washington State to pay for PrEP

A groundbreaking drug assistance program by the Washington State Department of Health will help pay for an expensive daily pill that could reduce the chance of HIV infection, the Buzzfeed site reports.


Related Topix: Washington Government

17 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

Washington ferries to be back to normal Saturday

Capt. George Capacci, says that will be made possible by the return of the ferry Wenatchee, which has been in drydock in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Canada, Tacoma, WA

21 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank

Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.


Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican

Thu Jul 31, 2014

New Vision

Obama welcomes Africa to Washington

President Barack Obama, whose election in 2008 as the first black American president sparked huge expectations in Africa, will at last hold a summit next week for the continent's leaders.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Robert Mugabe, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Distinguished Young Women Washington scholarship program Saturday in Pullman

Fifteen Washington high school seniors will participate in the 57th annual Distinguished Young Women Washington scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday.


Related Topix: Pullman, WA, Hartline, WA, Asotin, WA, Chewelah, WA, Clarkston, WA


House Republicans Vow To Stay In Washington Until They Vote On Border Funding

After canceling a vote on funding to address the border crisis because not enough House Republicans supported it, GOP members were scrambling for a new solution so they don't go home to face constituents with nothing.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Washington Government, Spencer Bachus, Representative Mo Brooks, Jeff Sessions, US Senate

The News Tribune

Businesses flood 35th district with independent spending to boost Sen. Sheldon's re-election

More than $161,000 in independent ads or phone calls have now flooded into the 35th Legislative District on behalf of state Sen. Tim Sheldon, most of it in the past week as Tuesday's primary election approaches.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Belfair, WA

Washington governor picks wrong time to mess with port labor dispute: Editorial

The ongoing dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the operators of several Northwest grain terminals has been overshadowed by other port labor issues, including the union's feud with ICTSI Oregon Inc. at the Port of Portland and negotiations for a new contract with the Pacific Maritime Association.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, Opinion

The News Tribune

Olympia soldier charged with possessing child porn

A soldier based at a Yakima training center has been federally charged with one count of possessing child pornography after a cache of sexually explicit photographs of young girls were discovered on his barracks computer.


Related Topix: US National Guard

UW Dawg Pound


Meanwhile, the ESPN Blog included a ton of Huskies in the top-25 Pac-12 players countdown.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Washington NCAA

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Pulitzer-winning author chosen for One Book One Valley 2014

After many weeks of suspense, the title in the Estes Valley Library's fourth annual One Book One Valley project has been announced.


Bellingham Herald

Route 20 now part of official national bike route

Already consider the most bike friendly state in the nation, Washington now has its first officially designated interstate bike route, part of the nationwide United States Bicycle Route System.


Related Topix: Anacortes, WA, Concrete, WA, Omak, WA, Colville, WA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Officials inundated by wildfire donations

Officials are thankful for the gifts, but they're now pleading with the public to stop donating goods and asking them to donate money instead.


Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Pateros, WA, Okanogan, WA, Twisp, WA

Manchester Journal

George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.


Related Topix: W., George Bush

The Skanner

Road User Fees May Replace Gas Taxes in Washington and Oregon

Cars of all kinds are getting better mileage now than ever before. That's good news for the environment, but bad news for state transportation budgets, since road repairs have traditionally been funded by gas taxes.


Related Topix: Washington Government


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