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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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

June 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Saturday Memo: Traffic troubles … Hope Solo arrested … Giddyup for Darrington rodeo

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: Trouble. Among the weekend closures: Highway 520, northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and Battery Street Tunnel (big backups were frustrating drivers early this afternoon), I-90 express lanes (until 2 p.m. today). Did we mention the street blockages and traffic from the Fremont Fair? King County Metro Transit says more than…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Darrington roadeo, Highway 530, Hope Solo

June 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Search continues on Mount Rainier for prominent hiker, writer

This is the third day of searching on Mount Rainier for prominent hiker and outdoors writer Karen Sykes. The effort today, on the mountain’s east side, involves a search from the air, and six ground crews and two dog teams. Crews are taking in an expanded area farther out from the Owyhigh Lakes Trail, according to …

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Karen Sykes, Mount Rainier

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