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April 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Man uses Portland reservoir as toilet; city plans to flush it

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir. Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act Wednesday. Three years ago, the city drained a 7.5-million-gallon reservoir at the same…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: Mount Tabor reservoir

April 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Obama signs legislation to protect Green Mountain Lookout

SEATTLE (AP) — Members of Washington’s congressional delegation say President Obama has signed legislation protecting the popular Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. A federal judge had ordered the lookout removed after an environmental group sued. U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as Reps. Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen say the legislation…

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April 15, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Tribe decides to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use

TAHOLAH, Grays Harbor County (AP) — The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations. The tribe closed the Olympic Peninsula lake last June, citing pollution problems, unsafe activities, invasive species issues and diminished fish runs. President Fawn Sharp said Tuesday the tribe will…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: travel, weekend getaways

April 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Dish Network agrees to reimburse ‘Washington surcharge’

SEATTLE (AP) — Dish Network will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state Attorney General’s Office. The Colorado-based company also will give existing customers who were charged the fee cash credit or access to free…

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0 Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news

April 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

CenturyLink blames Thursday’s 911 outage on a 3rd-party vendor

The statewide 911 outage in the early hours of Thursday morning was caused by an unnamed, third-party vendor, according to a news release CenturyLink put out today. The release offers little more explanation that that, saying: The 911 outage which occurred in Washington on April 10 was not related to CenturyLink’s network, but due to a technical…

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March 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

NTSB issues initial report into Tuesday’s fatal helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board tonight released its preliminary report into the crash of the KOMO news helicopter in Seattle on Tuesday morning. The report can be found here. The safety board says a prelimary review of three security-camera recordings show the helicopter began rotating counterclockwise during its takeoff sequence and rose  slightly before it pitched…

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March 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Cold-case trial in death of SeaTac woman begins in Alaska

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — A cold-case murder trial has started in Juneau involving the shooting of a SeaTac woman by her boyfriend at Yakutat’s Glacier Bear Lodge in 1996. The Juneau Empire reports the case involving the shooting death of Sandra Perry by Robert Kowalski was re-opened in 2009 after Kowalski was convicted of…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Glacier Bear Lodge, Robert Kowalski, Sandra Perry

March 17, 2014 at 3:47 PM

State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson to retire

The Associated Press State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson announced Monday he will retire from the bench, effective April 30. Johnson said in a statement that recent health concerns played a role in his retirement decision. Earlier this month a state Supreme Court spokeswoman said “unexpected health concerns” would likely keep Johnson off the bench for…

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