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December 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Avian flu found in poultry in Southwest Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Avian flu has been found in a backyard flock of poultry in southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Friday the same strain of the virus H5N8 that was recently discovered in a gyrfalcon in Washington state was found in a flock of about 100 chickens and guinea fowl kept privately…

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Comments | Topics: Avian flu, Douglas County, Ore.

December 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Veronica Alicea Galván named to King Co. Superior Court bench

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the appointment of Veronica Alicea Galván to the King County Superior Court bench. Galván is a former Assistant City Attorney for the city of Seattle who currently presides over the Des Moines Municipal Court and operates a dual-language courtroom that allows cases to be heard in Spanish. She earned her law…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: appointment, Des Moines, Inslee

December 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Unclaimed cremated remains at rest in Puget Sound

The Associated Press TACOMA — The cremated remains of 23 people were dropped Thursday into the waters of Puget Sound off Fox Island. Pierce County Medical Examiner Thomas Clark decided to dispose of the remains in the Sound after they went unclaimed for years. A sheriff’s patrol boat carried the ashes. Two fire department chaplains said a few words…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Puget Sound, remains

December 19, 2014 at 7:39 AM

3.2 quake recorded in Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday about 25 miles west of Salem, Oregon. A report from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says it was centered about 16 miles deep. A sheriff’s dispatcher in Salem says the 911 center received calls from residents saying they felt the shaking, but…

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December 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Suspected firearms thief arrested in North Kitsap County

A 21-year-old suspected firearms thief was arrested in North Kitsap County on Wednesday in connection with a Dec. 5 burglary in which a number of firearms were taken from an occupied home, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Hayden David Armstrong-Nunes was taken into custody on an arrest warrant after a foot pursuit and physical…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: firearms, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, narcotics

December 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Sue Rahr named to Obama task force on policing

Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal  Justice Training Commission, was named Thursday to President Obama’s task force on building trust between police and communities throughout the country. Rahr, the former King County sheriff who in 2012  took over the commission and its training academy for police agencies throughout the state,…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: President Obama, Sue Rahr, task force

December 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Woodland Park Zoo hopes new red panda becomes a proud papa

Woodland Park Zoo has big plans for its newest arrival, Yukiko (yu-key-ko), a 9-year-old red panda. A proven sire, Yukiko arrived from Red River Zoo in Fargo, N.D,  as part of a conservation breeding program, zoo officials said in a news release on Thursday. The panda will remain off exhibit as he goes through a series…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: red panda, Woodland Park Zoo

December 18, 2014 at 6:29 AM

More wolf kills reported in Whitman County; this time it’s commissioner’s sheep

The Spokesman-Review More sheep have been killed by a wolf or wolves in northwestern Whitman County since the county’s first attack in decades occurred on Dec. 9. On Sunday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials investigated three dead sheep where about 1,200 sheep are being pastured in stubble fields near the Spokane and Lincoln county borders. One…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: sheep, Whitman County, wolves

December 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

More reports of flu-like illnesses; sickness closes Kirkland school

The Associated Press The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related deaths in Washington. KOMO reports an outbreak of flu-like illness on Wednesday prompted Eastside…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Eastside prep, flu, Kirkland

December 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Ferry crew, nurse’s extensive CPR brings back heart-attack victim

The Associated Press KINGSTON, Kitsap County — Authorities say a well-trained Washington State Ferries crew and a registered nurse who happened to be nearby swung into action and provided CPR to an 80-year-old man who had an apparent heart attack as he walked onto a state ferry. The Kitsap Sun reports that the Bainbridge Island man collapsed late…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Tokitae

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