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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

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)

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5 hrs ago | 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.

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9 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

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)

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10 hrs ago | 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 .

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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

14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Bellevue, WA vibrant and beautiful

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

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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.

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

NWCN.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KOMO News

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.

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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.

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

Crosscut.com

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.

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

Daily World

In 1939, Nelson crab cannery in Tokeland is going strong

About 150 observers, mostly civilians, will participate next week in a "hostile air raid" exercise arranged for western Washington by the headquarters of the Puget Sound harbor defenses at Fort Worden.

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Related Topix: Tokeland, WA, Hoquiam, WA, Aberdeen, WA, Westport, WA

The Olympian

Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it

A workman quickly slides a dustmop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington, in this March 3, 2005 file photo.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Bainbridge Island Review

City to unveil Olympic Drive options

The city's public works department is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 in the city council chamber to get comments on different options for pedestrian and bicycle improvements that are planned.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Walgreens in Tri-Cities accepting funds for fire victims

Walgreens is accepting cash donations from customers looking to support families and individuals whose lives or property has been disrupted by the wildfires in northcentral Washington.

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CBC News

Robert Downey Jr. film The Judge to open 2014 TIFF

The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton will have its world premier as the opening film at 2014 TIFF.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Billy Bob Thornton

KNUS-AM Aurora

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Twisp, WA, Okanogan County, WA

Seattle Times

Readers' lovely photos of Washington's national parks

Mount Rainier, with the aptly named Reflection Lake in the foreground. Submitted by reader Miles Morgan for The Seattle Times' national parks of Washington photo contest.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park

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