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June 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

360-pound bear captured in Woodinville to be released

A 360-pound black bear captured in Woodinville early Sunday is set to be released back into the woods today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lured the bear into a trap with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The trap was set out earlier last week after the department received a call that the bear was rummaging through…

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June 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Alaska black bear, cubs steal kids’ lunch boxes

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Witnesses say a black bear and two cubs that have been seen frequently in midtown Anchorage stole several lunch boxes at a children’s day camp on the Alaska Pacific University campus. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Katie Adrian, program manager at the summer program run by Camp Fire USA, says the bears…

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June 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Friday Memo: Bear ‘reward’ … Summer’s here … Olympia beer poll

Bear rewarded with food: Well sort of.  A campground in North Cascades National Park is closed for at least a couple of weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” by breaking into a garbage can. Beginning, ending and staying the same: Today is the first full…

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June 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

North Cascades National Park campground closes to deter ‘garbage’ bear

SEDRO-WOOLLEY (AP) — North Cascades National Park in Washington is closing a campground for at least two weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” when it broke into a garbage can. Park spokesman Ken Hires says Tumwater Campground on the upper Stehekin Valley Road was closed Tuesday and…

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June 17, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Bear mauls Alaska man who gave it barbecue meat

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. | ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A black bear mauled a man at a campground in Alaska, but the animal won’t likely threaten other people, the state Department of Fish and Game said. Spokesman Ken Marsh said the bear was “pretty much goaded” into the attack Saturday near north of Anchorage because the man fed…

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April 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Bear sighting? … Asteroids … TSA screening

Weather: Of the past few days, well, what are you going to say other than: marvelous? That could end with light rain this afternoon. tomorrow and Thursday, too. The high temperature will be 64 today, though, and that’s nice. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. A bear, a bear, oh my: KIRO…

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March 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Goal: Photograph snooping bear; Result: Picture of burglar

The Associated Press LONGVIEW – A Cowlitz County woman who bought a wildlife camera to see if a black bear was still poking around her place near Lexington found it had also snapped a picture of a burglar, according to a story in The Daily News. Gayle Kiser used a motion-activated camera that employs infrared sensors…

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October 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Woodland Park Zoo gets $1M for tiger and bear exhibit

The Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences has given the Woodland Park Zoo $1 million to create a new tiger and Asian bear exhibit. As part of the zoo’s $21 million Asian Tropical Forest fundraising mission, the new exhibit will replace the 60-year-old building that the zoo said is critically endangering tigers and…

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