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April 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.” In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along Washington Highway 530 on the west and east ends of…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: Arlington, mudslide, Oso

April 14, 2014 at 5:56 AM

State beginning plans to reopen highway at Oso mudslide

DARRINGTON (AP) — As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are beginning the process to reopen Highway 530 by holding a community meeting. About a mile of the highway is covered by debris from the March 22 slide, blocking the main route between…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: community meeting, Darrington, Highway 530

April 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Washington State Fair building gutted by fire

PUYALLUP  (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said. No one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. One piglet from the petting farm died…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fire, Puyallup, State Fair

April 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Sunday Memo: More Boeing jobs going, again … Pit bulls bad? … Sounders’ Dempsey on a roll

Boeing engineering jobs going elsewhere: You can’t have missed the news last week that Boeing is sending more engineering jobs out-of-state. And that’s despite our state giving Boeing the largest state tax break in U.S. history, notes columnist Danny Westneat. He laments the fact that there’s a fellow out there…

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0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Boeing, clint dempsey, engineers

April 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Water agency deciding on marijuana policy

By Mike Faulk Yakima Herald-Republic The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is mulling the legality of federal water contracts supporting marijuana businesses, but a spokesman for the agency said no decision has been made. “At the request of various water districts in the West, Reclamation is currently evaluating how the Controlled Substances Act applies in the context of Reclamation…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: federal government, irrigation water, marijuana

April 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

The Associated Press A sewage treatment plant in Woodinville is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking. You could even hold the wedding outside. The director of the Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, Susan Tallarico, More

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April 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Alligator found in Ocean Shores

The Daily World, Aberdeen (MCT) Ocean Shores Police Department officers found a four-foot alligator in the back seat of a car in the 600 block of Ocean Shores Boulevard Northwest. The department received several tips about the animal and got a search warrant Wednesday. A 51-year-old Ocean Shores resident was apparently trying to remove the alligator…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: alligator, Ocean Shores

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