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July 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Earthquakes occur in 4 areas of Alaska

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted four different parts of the state in the past 12 hours. A magnitude-5.9 quake was among several that occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says people in Juneau, about 100 miles east, felt light shaking. An unrelated…

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July 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

50 children from Mexican border taken to Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say 50 immigrant children are being relocated from the Mexican border to Oregon, and Gov. John Kitzhaber says they are welcome. Kitzhaber says the state will continue to welcome children fleeing hardship and violence while waiting for Congress to change immigration policies. He says the children don’t “deserve to…

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July 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Homes destroyed by wildfire total 300, Okanogan sheriff says

The Associated Press TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday. Officials previously placed the number at 150, but Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn’t been able to…

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July 25, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Oregon toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

The Associated Press Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep on Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into…

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July 25, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Friday Memo: Scratching Nugent … A bump in the night … More money for Beast Mode?

Just say ‘No’ to  Nugent: The Puyallup Tribe is the second Northwest tribe to cancel concerts by Ted Nugent. The news came three days after Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Tribe canceled Nugent’s Aug. 4 show over his “racist and hate-filled remarks.” Shawn Vestal, a columnist for The Spokesman-Review, writes about the More

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July 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Pilot dies after helicopter crashes near Wenatchee

A pilot died after he crashed a helicopter in the Wenatchee area, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff John Wisemore said the pilot was the only one aboard the helicopter. The crash occurred after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons, said Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton. The aircraft, a Bell…

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July 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Injured loggers rescued by NAS Whidbey helicopter

By Kera Wanielista / Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. CLEAR LAKE — Two men were rescued Thursday morning from a logging site after one of the trees they were trying to remove slid down the cliffside and struck them. About 6:30 a.m., four men with a logging company were attempting to remove the previously felled trees…

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July 18, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Friday Memo: Fires burning … roads closing … grab some energy

Major wildfires around the state continue to wreak havoc. Residents of the small town of Pateros in northern Central Washington were forced to evacuate Thursday evening. More on the fires.  If it’s not on fire, it’s difficult to get there anyway in Washington today. Eastbound I-90 remains closed near Vantage because of low…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem’s daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host’s second wife from cremating or removing his remains from a funeral home. Casey Kasem died June 15 at a hospital in Washington state, but court records show his body remains at a…

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July 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Romanian princess pleads guilty in Oregon cockfighting case

By STEVEN DUBOIS / Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Romanian princess Irina Walker pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating an illegal gambling business in connection with a cockfighting enterprise in rural Oregon. Walker and her husband, John, accepted plea deals in which the government dismissed charges of animal fighting and conspiracy to violate the animal welfare act. Sentencing…

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