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July 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Bank guard, 2nd man involved in shooting both improving

A bank security guard and a second man wounded Thursday in Seattle have improved to serious condition. Harborview Medical Center says both remain in intensive care Friday. They were in critical condition when they were admitted. Police are still trying to sort out whether it was an attempted robbery or something else that led to the…

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July 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Unusual vandalism employs pastry, eggs, potato salad

HILLSBORO, Ore. — There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard. One woman told officers she’s seen more than a dozen incidents of…

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July 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Veteran to receive Medal of Honor today, invites fallen Bothell soldier’s mother to attend

President Obama will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will receive the medal during a White House…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Everest Colleges in Washington not closing, going up for sale

Corinthian Colleges is closing a dozen of its Everest College campuses, but none of the schools planned for closure is in Washington. Under an agreement the company reached with the federal Education Department last week, the company is putting 85 of its U.S.-based campuses up for sale, including at least five Everest Colleges in Washington: Everett, Seattle,…

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July 3, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Foster Farms issues recall after case of salmonella

FRESNO, Calif. — The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year. The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture said Thursday night it has found evidence directly linking Foster…

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July 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

New wildfire burning near Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG — A new wildfire has burned across about 2,000 acres of sagebrush south of Ellensburg in central Washington, temporarily closing a nearby section of interstate highway. The state Transportation Department said a section of eastbound Interstate 82 was closed Thursday evening due to the smoky fire in the Manastash Ridge area. It reopened around 9…

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June 27, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Skagit berry grower must offer housing to families

MOUNT VERNON — One of Washington’s largest berry growers must provide housing to farmworkers’ families, Skagit County Superior Court Judge Susan Cook ruled in a case involving Sakuma Bros. Farms. “When the farmer provides housing, they have to comply with Washington housing law,” Cook said in her decision Thursday. The case was brought by the group Familias…

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June 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

2 safe after raft overturns in Stillaguamish River

ARLINGTON — Two rafters are safe after a raft overturned in a fast-moving section of the South Fork Stillaguamish River in the Arlington area. The Daily Herald of Everett reports that one man clung to some fallen tree branches Thursday afternoon until a swift water rescue team could reach him by hovercraft. Arlington Rural Fire District…

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June 9, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kennewick: 2 children dead after shooting at home

KENNEWICK — Police in Kennewick say a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy have been found dead after a shooting at a home. The Tri-City Herald reports that Sgt. Ken Lattin says a man came home about 5 p.m. Monday to find his two stepchildren dead of apparent gunshot wounds. Lattin says it appears that at…

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May 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Washington brush fire burns 1,300 acres

MALAGA — Fire officials in Chelan County say a brush fire that burned 2 square miles east of Wenatchee, and damaged power poles and transmission lines is 90 percent contained. Chelan County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Cindy Blaufuss said several dozen firefighters were mopping up hot spots Thursday but that the threat to about 40 nearby homes…

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