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August 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Cinder the bear slowly healing from wildfire burns

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A black-bear cub burned in a devastating wildfire is making a slow recovery at a California wildlife center. The Wenatchee World reports the cub, named Cinder, has third-degree burns on her paws that require new bandages every other day, and she’s still on pain medications and antibiotics. But Denise Upton, a caretaker…



August 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Firefighters contain new wildfire near Twisp

UPDATE, 1 p.m. | The Snag Canyon fire near Ellensburg has grown to 3,600 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The fire is 5 percent contained. ORIGINAL POST | The Associated Press TWISP, Okanogan County — Firefighters have contained a wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop that started Friday and burned six to eight homes. Fire spokesman…



August 2, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Saturday Memo: Seafair Weekend … Home-price bidding wars … Sounders try to rebound

Traffic: The I-90 bridge will close from 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. today and Sunday when the Blue Angels perform over Lake Washington for Seafair. Read more. Home-price bidding wars: Almost 40 percent of homes sold for more than their list price between April and June in King and Snohomish counties, an indicator that…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Amina Bowman, Bremerton, Home prices

July 9, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Wildfires spread near Spokane and in Chelan County

Update| 11:28 p.m.: The Associated Press ENTIAT, Chelan County — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres today, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In Central Washington, a wildfire burned close to a major highway and threatened several more homes. In northeast Washington, fire spokesman Guy Gifford said this evening that…


Comments | Topics: Chelan County, Spokane, wildfire

July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Boeing, Boeing 737, Montana

July 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Body of missing girl found on Long Beach shore

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl, two days after she was swept away by the surf off a Southwest Washington beach. The girl’s body washed ashore Saturday morning, said Long Beach Police Chief Flint Wright. He identified her as Lindsey Mustread. The girl and her 9-year-old brother had been…


Comments | Topics: drowning, girl, Long Beach

July 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Man on scooter dies in crash with North Kitsap firetruck

The Associated Press A 48-year-old man driving a scooter died Friday in a crash with a firetruck, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Spokesman Scott Wilson told the Kitsap Sun that Jason T. Foster, of Kingston, died at the scene. The crash happened when the pumper truck with North Kitsap Fire & Rescue tried to turn left…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: crash, fire truck, North Kitsap

July 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Image change for downtown parks … Boeing equipment slides into river … Sounders play

Weather: National Weather Service forecast Changing the appeal of downtown Seattle parks: Seattle officials and downtown groups have started a revolving program of events and activities to try to turn around parks that in recent years have felt “more menacing than welcoming,” reporter Lynn Thompson writes. Soccer-viewing, ping-pong, yoga classes in Westlake Park….


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Boeing, derailment, occidental park

June 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Saturday Memo: Bridge, road closures … Thousands to marry Monday … Sounders, Mariners play

Weather: Expect lower temperatures through the weekend with some showers here and there. However, in accordance with time-honored Seattle tradition, you can look forward to sunnier skies this time next week, right around the Fourth of July. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed again this weekend, and you’ll…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bertha, seattle pride weekend, Sounders

June 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Sea-Tac airport workers could get $13 an hour by 2017

From staff reporter Zahra Farah The Port of Seattle Commission introduced a proposal today to raise the minimum wage to $11.22 in January and $13 in 2017 for airfield-support workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The wage increase would affect about 3,000 employees, including those who check in passengers, handle cargo and baggage, and workers such as wheelchair…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: $15 an hour, Port of Seattle Commission, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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