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May 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Proposed $1 fee on Gorge tickets would pay for emergency services

The Associated Press GEORGE, Grant County — A state legislator is proposing to new $1 fee to tickets at The Gorge Amphitheater to help pay for emergency services on concert weekends. State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, says the money raised would be split between the small hospital and fire districts that serve the area. The Columbia Basin Herald…


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September 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM

State Patrol: Speed, alcohol likely in fatal Snohomish County crash

A 28-year-old Mount Vernon woman died this morning in a single-car accident in which police say excessive speed and alcohol likely played a role. Washington State Patrol says the woman, whose name has not been released to the public, was driving north on  Interstate 5 shortly before 3 a.m. this morning when she took the off-ramp…


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June 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

CDC offers tips for handling the heat

With a heat wave on the way, you probably already know it’s important to stay hydrated, but did you know that very cold drinks can be harmful in hot weather? The Centers for Disease Control says icy cold beverages should be avoided when it’s super-hot, because they cause stomach cramps. The CDC also suggests avoiding alcohol and sugary…


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December 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Teen booze thefts spike in Thurston Co.

From The Olympian Thurston County authorities say more teenagers are shoplifting liquor that’s now available at grocery stores. The Olympian reports that at least 20 teenagers have been charged with stealing spirits from Thurston County grocery stores, but that tally doesn’t include charges of minors in possession, which can be leveled when a teen has alcohol on…


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November 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

UPDATE: 4th Wash. State student falls from building

The Associated Press PULLMAN — A 19-year-old man is at least the fourth Washington State University student to fall out of a Pullman building this school year. Police said alcohol likely played a role in three of the falls. The latest accident occurred early Sunday morning when a student who had been drinking fell from a fraternity house…


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October 31, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Washington auctioning off liquor inventory

The Associated Press The Washington Liquor Control Board auctions off 15,000 cases of alcohol Thursday to the highest bidder with a liquor license. The alcohol cost more than $1 million, but now that the state is out of the liquor business it’s selling the inventory. KOMO reports the state also plans to auction its distribution center, appraised…


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April 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Winthrop marshal disciplined for drinking, then working

The Associated Press WENATCHEE – The top law enforcement officer of Winthrop, a small town in north-central Washington that attracts tourists with its Old West trappings, was disciplined in January for returning to duty after drinking alcohol twice last summer.  The Wenatchee World says public records show Marshal David Dahlstrom spent a week off the job without pay….


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February 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Alcohol suspected in head-on collision

A motorist suspected of drunk driving was among four people injured when his SUV crossed  into oncoming traffic and caused a three-vehicle collision on Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Interstate 5 early Saturday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. The 65-year-old Seattle driver  is under investigation  for vehicular assault. He and the 19-year-old driver of another vehicle…


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October 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Teen drinking, a party bus, and suspensions make headlines in Issaquah

The recent suspension this week of nine Issaquah High School students for alcohol infractions and the investigation of a bus driver who allegedly bought the students the alcohol has prompted a lively community discussion. Here’s the news, reported by The Issaquah Press: Issaquah High School administrators suspended nine students for alcohol infractions in connection to…


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