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April 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Sunday Memo: Sounders up, M’s down … Boy Scout killed … Minimum wage negotiations

Winners, losers: The Sounders were winners in their 2-1 match against Chivas yesterday, but the poor Mariners were shut out in a 7-0 loss to Miami. It was the Mariners’ fifth straight loss. The M’s face the Marlins again today. Game time is 10:10 a.m. So very tragic: A 12-year-old Boy…

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October 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker found safe

By The Associated Press YAKIMA — A 23-year-old woman reported missing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington has been found safe, but a search for an Oregon man has been suspended. Alejandra Wilson was located yesterday afternoon, authorities said. She was cold and tired but otherwise OK. A search team spotted the Oregon woman walking…

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September 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Hiker, 66, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a missing 66-year-old hiker was found Friday in Mount Rainier National Park by rangers and volunteers after an overnight search on Pinnacle Peak, a news release said. The man, George Merriam, of Lakewood, had been reported missing by his wife Thursday night. He was spotted from a search helicopter around 8:30 a.m. lying…

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August 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Hiker falls to death near Rattlesnake Lake

UPDATE 8:11 p.m.: The body of the man who died today at Rattlesnake Ridge was found about 150 feet below the ledge his friend said he’d fallen from. The woman told responding officers that she and the man had hiked to the top of the ridge, where she was taking pictures of him. He slipped and fell…

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August 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Vegan hiker nears Pacific Crest Trail record

A California man raising money for an animal welfare group appears to be on the verge of setting a new record for walking the 2,655-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Backers say Josh Garrett, 30, a college track coach and fitness instructor, could shave several days of the current record of 64 days, 11 hours…

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June 13, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Search continuing for missing teen reportedly on ‘spiritual quest’

Authorities and volunteers are continuing to scour Southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest for 19-year-old Maureen Kelly, although a formal search-and-rescue mission has been temporarily suspended, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday night it had suspended the search pending further investigation. An employee with the office said Thursday she did not…

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June 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Half-sister: Missing naked hiker is ‘laid-back, carefree’

Update: 2:30 p.m. |  The 19-year-old woman missing while on a naked hike in Southwest Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest is “a  very laid-back, carefree girl,” according to her half-sister, Cheri Kaupu of Vancouver. Kaupu said her missing half-sister, Maureen Kelly, phoned her shortly before heading into the national forest. “She called me before she left to go…

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September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: End of line for free bus rides … New wildfire … Dead hiker ID’d

Weather: Sunny and warm today and tomorrow. Yes! A bit cooler on the weekend, but we’ll take that, too. It’s just that Monday and Tuesday will see even cooler temps, as in the mid-60s. Does that mean fall is here? Dang. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. No…

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August 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Rescuers find overdue Mountlake Terrace hiker in Olympic National Park

UPDATE 7 P.M. | Rescuers and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter successfully hoisted Bailey out of the drainage of  Sol Duc River’s North Fork at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Olympic National Park release. They took him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for medical treatment. Park officials say Bailey was smart about increasing his chances…

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