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April 7, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Ephrata boy, 10, was driving in fatal canal crash

EPHRATA, Grant County (AP) —  A 10-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a pickup that crashed into a canal south of Coulee City, killing his father and 8-year-old brother, authorities said. Scott Kolves of Ephrata was teaching his 10-year-old son to drive when they were on a fishing trip March 30, Grant County sheriff’s officials…

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February 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Poll: State drivers busy talking — even texting — on cellphones

Last year, a study of distracted driving in Washington revealed that one in 12 drivers in the state use their cellphones while behind the wheel, and nearly half of those were using them for texting. The only thing surprising about that data to most folks was how low the number was — just…

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February 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Snow’s here, but rain and warmer weather coming

More snow than we’ve seen in a long time hit the Seattle area overnight, making fun for some, but some dicey driving for others. The National Weather Service was even surprised by the amount of snowfall. Meteorologist Josh Smith said they predicted up to an inch of snow, but many parts of Seattle had about three…

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December 20, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Snow is turning to rain in many places

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: | Here comes the rain. This morning’s snowfall has turned to rain in Seattle and much of western King County, a pattern that is expected to sweep the region in the coming hours, according to the National Weather Service. It is still snowing in parts of eastern King County, the San Juan Islands and north…

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January 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Icy roads expected throughout Western Washington tonight, tomorrow

If you can’t avoid driving around Western Washington tonight and tomorrow morning, make sure you’re driving as slowly and as carefully as you can. Although not much more precipitation is expected tonight and early Friday morning, freezing temperatures at sea level and above could turn any remaining moisture on the roads into ice, according to National…

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