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January 16, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Hot dogs labeled Seattle Mariners Beef Franks recalled

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that produces meat products says consumers should check “use by” dates and a labeling code to determine if some beef franks made by the company are subject to recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says Cloverdale Foods Co. in Mandan recalled 2,664 pounds…

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January 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

WA flu season has begun, swine flu dominates

The Associated Press Health officials say Washington’s flu season has begun and this year the dominant strain is H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu. There is some good news: the H1N1 strain is part of the current vaccine. So unlike the swine flu epidemic in 2009, people can protect themselves this year. Swine flu is more likely to…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:32 PM

State Patrol: Outdoor pot grows declining in Washington

The Associated Press The Washington State Patrol says outdoor marijuana growing operations continued to decline in 2013. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports eradication teams pulled about 39,000 plants this year across the state. That compares with the peak of 609,000 plants in 2009. In 2012, 216,000 plants were eradicated. State Patrol Chief John Batiste says the goal…

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November 25, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Average price of gas in Washington: $3.31

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.31.

That’s the same as a week ago, 18 cents lower than a month ago, and 3 cents higher than the national average.

Some metro prices from Monday’s AAA survey:

Bellingham Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.37 $3.52 $3.65 $3.94
Yesterday $3.36 $3.52 $3.64 $3.95
Week Ago $3.28 $3.46 $3.57 $3.95
Month Ago $3.48 $3.63 $3.74 $4.11
Year Ago $3.56 $3.73 $3.83 $4.22
Highest Recorded Average Price:
Regular Unl. $4.50 06/21/2008
Dsl. $4.98 05/28/2008
Bremerton Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.29 $3.40 $3.52 $3.95
Yesterday $3.29 $3.40 $3.51 $3.95
Week Ago $3.26 $3.37 $3.50 $3.96
Month Ago $3.42 $3.55 $3.66 $4.06
Year Ago $3.43 $3.56 $3.65 $4.21
Highest Recorded Average Price:
Regular Unl. $4.37 06/19/2008
Dsl. $5.04 07/14/2008
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October 1, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Tips yield info on serial killer who said he left 5 dead in Washington

RACHEL D’ORO Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Investigators are following up on tips about an Alaska serial killer that were prompted by new information released to the public, an FBI official said. The agency in August posted more than six hours of videotaped interviews with Israel Keyes conducted by agents, federal prosecutors and Anchorage police in the months…

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September 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Whooping cough cases decrease in state

LONGVIEW (AP) —Washington health officials report that whooping cough has declined significantly this year over last year. The Daily News reports that by mid-July this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough or pertussis in Washington state. That’s down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were reported. State health officials say…

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May 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Coaches highest paid state employees

OLYMPIA (AP) — College coaches are the top-paid state employees in Washington, according to a list recently released by the state Office of Financial Management. University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian earned $2.7 million last year, followed by Washington State University football coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million. Third on the list is UW basketball…

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May 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

63 fire deaths in 2012 in Washington

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The murder-suicide in which Josh Powell killed his two young sons and himself in a fiery explosion on Feb. 5, 2012, in Graham, was the worst fatal fire in the state last year. The state fire marshal’s office says no other fire had more than three deaths. The total number of fire deaths last…

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April 5, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Washington snowpack 112 percent, best in West

DOUG ESSER Associated Press The mountain snowpack in Washington is 112 percent of normal and the best in the West, where the average for other states is about 75 percent, a water supply specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service said Friday. Arizona is the lowest at 40 percent and the Southwest is in “tough shape” for its…

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March 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

AAA: Average prices of gas in Washington $3.80

The Associated Press The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.80. That’s down a penny in a week. It’s 11 cents higher than the national average. Average gas prices in the state:   Regular Mid Premium Diesel Current Avg. $3.80 $3.93 $4.03 $4.19 Yesterday Avg. $3.80 $3.93 $4.03 $4.19 Week Ago Avg. $3.81 $3.93 $4.04 $4.21 Month Ago…

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