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October 31, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Studded tires OK on Washington highways Nov. 1

The Associated Press Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1. Drivers will have to take them off by next March 31, because of damage they cause to pavement and bridges. The Transportation Department also reminds drivers of big trucks they need to carry chains in case…

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June 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Fireworks on sale in state through July 5

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Fireworks went on sale Thursday in Washington and will be permitted through July 5. The state fire marshal’s office says 900 licenses were issued for retail fireworks stands. Fire Marshal Charles Duffy and other authorities are urging users to be careful. Over the Fourth of July holiday in 2001, fireworks were responsible for…

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