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September 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Seattle pot shop says man in Buick is poaching customers

The Associated Press Police say a man dealing marijuana out of the back of his Buick has been trying to poach customers from Seattle’s only licensed recreational-pot shop. Staff at Cannabis City called officers on Saturday night after they said the man threatened to “stomp” a worker who confronted him. Employees told the officers they had seen…

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September 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Oso-mudslide families to benefit from $1.5 million federal grant

DARRINGTON (AP) — A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for using it. County spokeswoman Rebecca Hover says plans call for buying out properties…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Fire destroys Ferndale fiberglass boat business

The Associated Press FERNDALE — A fire Thursday night in Ferndale destroyed the building that housed Northwest Marine Industries, a business that manufactured about three fiberglass sports boats a month. The Bellingham Herald reports no one was hurt in the fire. The building was gutted by heat and flames. Northwest Marine operated in the building about three years…

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September 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Cleanup work ending Friday at Oso mudslide

The Associated Press OSO — The cleanup work is nearly complete at the mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out four-dozen Oso homes on March 22 along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. Friday was the last day for debris removal, and the heavy machinery and construction trailers were moving off the site. About 200,000 cubic yards of…

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September 12, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Fall chinook set daily records, but fall short of Bonneville forecast

Yakima Herald-Republic BONNEVILLE DAM — It’s crowded in the fish ladders this week at Bonneville Dam. A record-setting 67,521 fall chinook salmon passed over the Columbia River dam on Monday, besting the record set the day before and bringing this season total to 435,135 and counting. Despite the daily records, the fall chinook are not on track to…

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September 12, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Police: Idaho man stole $60,000 in lottery tickets

The Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A south-central Idaho man accused of stealing about $60,000 in lottery tickets from his employer and then cashing them to gamble on slot machines and card tables in Jackpot, Nevada, is facing charges. The Times-News reports  in a story on Thursday that 35-year-old James Michael Adam of Twin Falls is…

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September 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM

2 on motorcycle injured in accident with auto in SW Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department reports two people were injured in a car-motorcycle accident this evening at 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Holden Street. A 50-year-old man is being taken to Harborview Medical Center. The fire department reports, via its Twitter page, that he is in stable condition with fractures. A 50-year-old woman, who was a passenger on…

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September 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Tacoma Screw erecting 180-foot flagpole

TACOMA  (AP) — A Tacoma business plans to raise one of the largest flagpoles in the Northwest. The 180-foot pole at Tacoma Screw will support a 40-by-80-foot American flag. The company plans to dedicate the flagpole to veterans in October, The News Tribune reports. “We’ve always displayed the American flag,” marketing manager Mike Howard said Tuesday. “The…

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September 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Ex-Aryan Nations attorney dies in federal prison

The Associated Press COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Edgar Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, has died in federal prison in California. Steele was 69. Steele was serving a 50-year sentence at the federal prison in Victorville, Calif., after he was convicted of plotting to kill…

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September 5, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Boise State installs metal detectors at stadium

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Fans attending Boise State University’s home opener football game Saturday against Colorado State will have to pass through metal detectors. School spokesman Greg Hahn says the new metal detectors are needed after Idaho lawmakers earlier this year passed a law allowing people with enhanced concealed weapons permits to carry guns on…

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