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September 30, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Okanogan County video captures bear ‘dancing’ against tree

Got an itch that you just can’t scratch? A video captured a black bear in Okanogan County who found a solution: If a back scratcher isn’t available, use a tree. The Washington Department of Fish and & Wildlife posted the video from Sept. 21 to its Facebook page. “Lessons from an Okanogan County black bear: How…

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August 21, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Thursday Memo: Wolf kill OK’d … School sexual assault … Smart grizzlies

Wolf kill OK’d for sheep rancher: The Fish and Wildlife folks have given the Stevens County rancher the go ahead to kill wolves after 16 of his sheep were killed by the predators. Seattle Schools sexual assault policies getting scrutinized: This is after a boy allegedly raped a girl in November 2012…

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July 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Bear cub spotted in Monroe park

A bear cub was spotted in Rainier View Park in Monroe Tuesday afternoon, according to the Monroe Police Department. A Puget Sound Energy worker saw the cub at the intersection of Rainier View Road and Chain Lake Road running across the children’s playground. The cub then climbed over a chain-link fence into a wooded area….

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October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Mama bear, 3 cubs cause lockdown at Issaquah elementary school

The Associated Press ISSAQUAH —  Black bear sightings aren’t unusual in east Seattle suburbs such as Issaquah but the sight of an adult bear and three cubs rambling across the campus of an elementary school prompted a brief lockdown. Officials at Issaquah Valley Elementary School alerted police and the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife when…

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May 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Bear sighted at Port Orchard elementary school

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD – Hidden Creek Elementary School in Port Orchard is telling parents not to let children walk to or from school while a big bear may be in nearby woods. South Kitsap School District spokeswoman Lisa Kirkemo says parents should drive their children, if they don’t take the bus. The school went into a…

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