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49 min ago | North Kitsap Herald

NKF&R personnel help firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters Alex Hickey and Rico LeMay are working with others from Bainbridge Island and Pierce County on a wildland initial attack team in Eastern Washington.


Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Tonasket, WA, Weather, Mason County, WA, Douglas County, WA

3 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews plan burnout on big Washington wildfire

Erratic winds forced crews to cancel a burnout operation that had been planned Tuesday near Washington's biggest wildfire to deprive it of fuel.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

5 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Getting Older All the Time: 34 Nations

There already are a lot more Americans and Europeans older than that, and it's getting better all the time - by the life-expectancy measure.


Related Topix: Prison, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News

10 hrs ago |

Inslee set to lay out ideas for cap-and-trade, carbon tax

The governor's office will ask a task force to focus on those two approaches as keys in fighting global warming.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Global Warming, US Governors

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Storage problems no reason to reject renewable power

When you think of weather and ducks, you generally picture a rainy Washington day.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Centralia schools to pay nearly $400k to settle fraud allegation

The Centralia School District has agreed to pay $372,000 to a state healthcare agency following a year-long investigation by the state attorney general's office.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Healthcare Law, Law

The News Tribune

Whistleblower in Fife Police Department files retaliation lawsuit against city

A whistleblower in the Fife Police Department has sued the city over retaliation that he says resulted from his opposition to department misconduct that reflected poorly on the city.


Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news ... (more)


Business Journal

CRC 2? Talks of Eastside bridge heat up in Vancouver

A proposed new Columbia River Bridge, which would sit east of Interstate 205, could resemble the Vantage Bridge, near Yakima.



US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Flash Flood Watch issued July 28 at 4:34AM MDT expiring July 29 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Garfield, Mesa Flash Flood Watch issued July 27 at 9:10PM MDT expiring July 29 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel Flash Flood Watch issued ... (more)


The Olympian

Is it the Fish, or the Water?

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced his intention to increase the official estimate for how much fish we can safely eat in Washington, from 6.3 grams per day to 175 grams per day .


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bellevue, WA vibrant and beautiful

Vibrant and beautiful, Bellevue was founded by European Americans in the late 19th century.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Sammamish, WA, Redmond, WA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

The cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state's history, has crossed the $50 million mark.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Carlton, WA, Yacolt, WA, Winthrop, WA

Covington Reporter

Assistance to primary election voters affected by wildfires

As crews battle the largest wildfires in Washington history, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is offering assistance to affected counties and voters as the state's Aug. 5 Primary Election voting period is underway.


Related Topix: Okanogan County, WA, Ferry County, WA, Chelan County, WA, Chelan, WA, Okanogan, WA

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Obama's 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?Obama's 2nd...

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Israel, World News, Middle East, State of the Union, Immigration Reform

The News Tribune

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

That's why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music at Fort Adams Park on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay dedicated to emerging artists such as trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's Middle Eastern-influenced quintet, the jazz-funk-rock band Snarky Puppy and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.


Related Topix: Jazz, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Crews make progress in state's largest wildfire

Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.


The Washington Post

Rep. Frank Wolf's final acts include restoring Washington's Birthday

Even though he's set to retire in January after 34 years in Congress, Rep. Frank R. Wolf , of Virginia's 10th District, continues to advocate for legislative action in matters he cares about most, including an accurate federal celebration of the first president.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

The Daily Troll: Class size initiative going to voters....

An initiative to require lower class sizes in Washington's public schools has qualified for the November general election ballot.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, Immigration Reform, Snohomish County, WA, John Kitzhaber


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