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  • Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-10-18 14:26:38 GMT
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    HAILEY, Idaho - Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. Travis Jones is a listing agent with Engel & Volkers Sun Valley who took over the job of selling the home in the small town of Hailey two years ago. 

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    HAILEY, Idaho - Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. Travis Jones is a listing agent with Engel & Volkers Sun Valley who took over the job of selling the home in the small town of Hailey two years ago. 

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  • Man arrested for DUI, threats to kill works at Kadlec, Richland hospital says

    Man arrested for DUI, threats to kill works at Kadlec, Richland hospital says

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:58:21 GMT

    There is new information tonight on the lock down at Kadlec in Richland Monday night, where a man threatened to kill himself and others.

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    There is new information tonight on the lock down at Kadlec in Richland Monday night, where a man threatened to kill himself and others.

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  • ESPN College Gameday location in Pullman set

    ESPN College Gameday location in Pullman set

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-10-16 14:23:13 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - If you're planning on traveling to Pullman this Saturday to take part in the ESPN College Gameday festivities and are wondering where they will be broadcasting from, look for the giant crowd by the stadium with all of the ESPN College Gameday logos.  If you're the kind of person who likes exact intersections, then head to the corner of Stadium Way and Ferdinad's Lane. 

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - If you're planning on traveling to Pullman this Saturday to take part in the ESPN College Gameday festivities and are wondering where they will be broadcasting from, look for the giant crowd by the stadium with all of the ESPN College Gameday logos.  If you're the kind of person who likes exact intersections, then head to the corner of Stadium Way and Ferdinad's Lane. 

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  • Oregon hunter kills advancing cougar near Mt. Hood

    Oregon hunter kills advancing cougar near Mt. Hood

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-10-16 05:01:26 GMT
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man hunting for deer near Mt. Hood killed a cougar after he says three of the big cats advanced toward him. KGW-TV reports Bill Nylund of Rhododendron was hunting near Badger Lake earlier this month when the cougars approached. He says the animals didn't appear scared of him, leaving him no choice but to shoot one. He shot an adult female cougar that was about 50 feet (15 meters) away.    

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man hunting for deer near Mt. Hood killed a cougar after he says three of the big cats advanced toward him. KGW-TV reports Bill Nylund of Rhododendron was hunting near Badger Lake earlier this month when the cougars approached. He says the animals didn't appear scared of him, leaving him no choice but to shoot one. He shot an adult female cougar that was about 50 feet (15 meters) away.    

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  • Little, Jordan talk issues at Idaho gubernatorial debate

    Little, Jordan talk issues at Idaho gubernatorial debate

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-10-16 04:49:37 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on transparency, health care and education during a live televised debate Monday evening. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, a longtime Republican lawmaker who has served as lieutenant governor since 2009, faced Democrat Paulette Jordan, a former state lawmaker and member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council on the Idaho Public Television debate. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on transparency, health care and education during a live televised debate Monday evening. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, a longtime Republican lawmaker who has served as lieutenant governor since 2009, faced Democrat Paulette Jordan, a former state lawmaker and member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council on the Idaho Public Television debate. 

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  • Fred Meyer recalls angel food cakes due to possible unlisted allergens

    Fred Meyer recalls angel food cakes due to possible unlisted allergens

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-10-16 04:39:52 GMT
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    PORTLAND, Ore. - Fred Meyer stores are recalling Angel food cake bars due to possible unlisted allergens. According to a Fred Meyer spokesperson, the 12-ounce bars may contain milk and soy not listed on the label. Clackamas Bakery initiated the recall when it discovered the Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar label had been incorrectly applied to packages of cornbread. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. - Fred Meyer stores are recalling Angel food cake bars due to possible unlisted allergens. According to a Fred Meyer spokesperson, the 12-ounce bars may contain milk and soy not listed on the label. Clackamas Bakery initiated the recall when it discovered the Fred Meyer Bakery Angel Food Cake Bar label had been incorrectly applied to packages of cornbread. 

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  • Trump plans Missoula airport stop to campaign for Rosendale

    Trump plans Missoula airport stop to campaign for Rosendale

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:12:35 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump's visit to Missoula this week to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale will be held at Missoula International Airport. Trump's campaign initially said the rally would be held at Neptune Aviation Services at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Organizers decided Monday to moved it to Minuteman Aviation so the president could be photographed speaking in front of Air Force One. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - President Donald Trump's visit to Missoula this week to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale will be held at Missoula International Airport. Trump's campaign initially said the rally would be held at Neptune Aviation Services at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Organizers decided Monday to moved it to Minuteman Aviation so the president could be photographed speaking in front of Air Force One. 

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  • Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner Paul Allen dies at 65

    Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner Paul Allen dies at 65

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:33:56 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen's company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned. Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen's company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned. Allen, who was an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks  

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  • Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner resigns amid graphic baboon hunting photo controversy

    Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner resigns amid graphic baboon hunting photo controversy

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:29:39 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer has resigned, effective immediately, after photos involving a dead baboon family surfaced from an African hunting trip. Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced Monday afternoon that he asked for and received the resignation from Fischer, who was under intense criticism for the graphic photos from last month.

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    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer has resigned, effective immediately, after photos involving a dead baboon family surfaced from an African hunting trip. Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced Monday afternoon that he asked for and received the resignation from Fischer, who was under intense criticism for the graphic photos from last month.

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  • US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:57:02 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. The proposal would advance the administration's agenda of establishing American "energy dominance" on the world stage. It's tantamount to an end-run around West Coast officials who have rejected private-sector efforts to build new coal ports.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. The proposal would advance the administration's agenda of establishing American "energy dominance" on the world stage. It's tantamount to an end-run around West Coast officials who have rejected private-sector efforts to build new coal ports.

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  • Sears, inundated by debt, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Sears, inundated by debt, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:48:30 GMT

    NEW YORK - Sears is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, inundated by debt and falling sales, said Monday that it would begin liquidation sales and close another 142 stores before the end of the year. The company that dominated the American retail landscape in the 20th century joins a long list of stores ravaged by changing technology and shopping patterns.

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    NEW YORK - Sears is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, inundated by debt and falling sales, said Monday that it would begin liquidation sales and close another 142 stores before the end of the year. The company that dominated the American retail landscape in the 20th century joins a long list of stores ravaged by changing technology and shopping patterns.

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  • Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Sunday, October 14 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-10-14 19:11:51 GMT
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    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

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  • The most popular Halloween candy in every state

    The most popular Halloween candy in every state

    Friday, October 12 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-10-12 17:04:07 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Washingtonians love salt water taffy! It's our favorite (apparently).  CandyStore.com, one of the largest bulk-candy retailers in the U.S., looked at more than a decade of data to determine the favorite Halloween candy in every state and Washington's favorite sweet treat turned out to be salt water taffy. (Last year it was Tootsie Pops) 

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    KHQ.COM - Washingtonians love salt water taffy! It's our favorite (apparently).  CandyStore.com, one of the largest bulk-candy retailers in the U.S., looked at more than a decade of data to determine the favorite Halloween candy in every state and Washington's favorite sweet treat turned out to be salt water taffy. (Last year it was Tootsie Pops) 

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  • Washington Dept. of Health investigating possible sixth case of polio-like virus known as AFM

    Washington Dept. of Health investigating possible sixth case of polio-like virus known as AFM

    Thursday, October 11 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-10-11 21:13:12 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health is investigating reports of five children who have been hospitalized after a sudden onset of paralysis of one or more limbs. The Department of Health is working with four public health agencies and experts in neurology from the CDC for confirmation of a rare illness known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Health is investigating reports of five children who have been hospitalized after a sudden onset of paralysis of one or more limbs. The Department of Health is working with four public health agencies and experts in neurology from the CDC for confirmation of a rare illness known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). 

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  • Eight inmates on Washington's death row to have sentences converted

    Eight inmates on Washington's death row to have sentences converted

    Thursday, October 11 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-10-11 19:44:47 GMT

    The state of Washington has executed 78 people since 1904, the last in 2010. The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the death penalty violates Washington's Constitution because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner. The justices ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. 

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    The state of Washington has executed 78 people since 1904, the last in 2010. The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the death penalty violates Washington's Constitution because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner. The justices ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. 

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  • Comedian Katt Williams pleads not guilty to assault

    Comedian Katt Williams pleads not guilty to assault

    Monday, October 8 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-10-09 03:26:57 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Comedian Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty in connection with an alleged assault on a hired driver at Portland International Airport. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Williams was charged and pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault on Monday. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Comedian Katt Williams has pleaded not guilty in connection with an alleged assault on a hired driver at Portland International Airport. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Williams was charged and pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault on Monday. 

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  • World-class figure skating to be on display in Washington

    World-class figure skating to be on display in Washington

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-10-09 00:52:46 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. - Ice skating is returning to the Evergreen State. Next week Skate America hosted by U.S Figure Skating will call Everett home. The skating event will bring together the top 60 athletes from 12 nations. These athletes are the best in their disciplines. The event will feature men’s and women's singles, ice dance, and pairs.   

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    EVERETT, Wash. - Ice skating is returning to the Evergreen State. Next week Skate America hosted by U.S Figure Skating will call Everett home. The skating event will bring together the top 60 athletes from 12 nations. These athletes are the best in their disciplines. The event will feature men’s and women's singles, ice dance, and pairs.   

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  • Officials mulling bullet train between Portland, Vancouver B.C.

    Officials mulling bullet train between Portland, Vancouver B.C.

    Monday, October 8 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-10-09 00:39:38 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are in the very early stages of planning a bullet train that could travel between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in about two hours. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the rail discussion is in its infancy, but the governments hope to make it a reality by 2035. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are in the very early stages of planning a bullet train that could travel between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in about two hours. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the rail discussion is in its infancy, but the governments hope to make it a reality by 2035. 

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  • Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled

    Statue of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell unveiled

    Monday, October 8 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-10-08 23:31:55 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum. Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, commissioned the piece and donated it to the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center, which placed it outdoors along a sidewalk. The work, by artist Nick Marra, depicts Cornell in one of his typical poses with his signature boots, dog tag and long hair. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A life-size, bronze statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been unveiled at a Seattle museum. Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell, commissioned the piece and donated it to the Museum of Pop Culture at Seattle Center, which placed it outdoors along a sidewalk. The work, by artist Nick Marra, depicts Cornell in one of his typical poses with his signature boots, dog tag and long hair. 

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  • 2 people missing in Idaho's largest county

    2 people missing in Idaho's largest county

    Monday, October 8 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-10-08 23:04:23 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - Two people are missing in separate incidents in Idaho's largest county. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says 76-year-old Connie Johnson, a Nezperce resident who was working as the cook at a hunting camp in the Fog Mountain area, was reported missing on Friday. 

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    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) - Two people are missing in separate incidents in Idaho's largest county. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says 76-year-old Connie Johnson, a Nezperce resident who was working as the cook at a hunting camp in the Fog Mountain area, was reported missing on Friday. 

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  • Q6 Cold Case Files: Princeton grandmother murdered in her own bed

    Q6 Cold Case Files: Princeton grandmother murdered in her own bed

    Monday, October 8 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-10-08 19:35:59 GMT

    PRINCETON, Idaho - The murder of Hazel Martin has haunted Latah County since 1996. Hazel was in her 70's, had a loving family, the last person you would ever expect to be murdered in her own home. "It's a rural farming community, logging community," said Tim Besst with the Latah County Sheriff's Office. " Everybody knows everybody, so even your friends, you treat them like family too." 

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    PRINCETON, Idaho - The murder of Hazel Martin has haunted Latah County since 1996. Hazel was in her 70's, had a loving family, the last person you would ever expect to be murdered in her own home. "It's a rural farming community, logging community," said Tim Besst with the Latah County Sheriff's Office. " Everybody knows everybody, so even your friends, you treat them like family too." 

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  • A year after fire, Sperry Chalet rises from the ashes

    A year after fire, Sperry Chalet rises from the ashes

    Saturday, October 6 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-10-06 21:19:51 GMT
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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Contractors are wrapping up their work for the season on reconstructing the dormitory building and the roof of the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. The Flathead Beach reports that if everything goes according to plan, the chalet will be completed in 2019 and once again welcoming guests soon after.   

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Contractors are wrapping up their work for the season on reconstructing the dormitory building and the roof of the Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. The Flathead Beach reports that if everything goes according to plan, the chalet will be completed in 2019 and once again welcoming guests soon after.   

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  • Long delays expected this weekend on I-90 westbound near Cle Elum

    Long delays expected this weekend on I-90 westbound near Cle Elum

    Friday, October 5 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-10-06 01:12:04 GMT

    CLE ELUM, Wash. - Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum this weekend are highly encouraged to use alternate routes in order to avoid long delays and congestion. For the safety of the traveling public, the Washington State Department of Transportation closed the right westbound lane Tuesday night, October 2 after a string of collisions in the area prompted a closer look at the pavement.

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    CLE ELUM, Wash. - Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum this weekend are highly encouraged to use alternate routes in order to avoid long delays and congestion. For the safety of the traveling public, the Washington State Department of Transportation closed the right westbound lane Tuesday night, October 2 after a string of collisions in the area prompted a closer look at the pavement.

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  • Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

    Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

    Friday, October 5 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-10-05 23:11:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction. 

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  • Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

    Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

    Friday, October 5 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-10-05 22:11:26 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year. The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Wednesday that it will "reevaluate" all edible marijuana products in an effort to cut back on products that may appeal to children.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year. The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Wednesday that it will "reevaluate" all edible marijuana products in an effort to cut back on products that may appeal to children.  

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  • Protesters take to Seattle streets to oppose Kavanaugh

    Protesters take to Seattle streets to oppose Kavanaugh

    Friday, October 5 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-10-05 04:45:44 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - Protesters marched, waved signs and chanted in Seattle in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. KOMO-TV reports people gathered at the event dubbed the "Cancel Kavanaugh" rally Thursday at Westlake Center. Demonstrators then marched to the federal building downtown shouting "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go."    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Protesters marched, waved signs and chanted in Seattle in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. KOMO-TV reports people gathered at the event dubbed the "Cancel Kavanaugh" rally Thursday at Westlake Center. Demonstrators then marched to the federal building downtown shouting "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go."    

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  • Missing Montana cat turns up nearly 2 years later in Nevada

    Missing Montana cat turns up nearly 2 years later in Nevada

    Thursday, October 4 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-10-04 23:07:17 GMT
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    FALLON, Nev. - It's an amazing homecoming for Bobby the cat. ABC Fox Montana says Bobby, a friendly tabby, went missing from his home in Great Falls more than a year and a half ago. In late September, an animal control officer picked up Bobby as a stray and was surprised when scanning his microchip revealed that he belonged to a Montana family, according to a release from the SPCA of Northern Nevada. 

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    FALLON, Nev. - It's an amazing homecoming for Bobby the cat. ABC Fox Montana says Bobby, a friendly tabby, went missing from his home in Great Falls more than a year and a half ago. In late September, an animal control officer picked up Bobby as a stray and was surprised when scanning his microchip revealed that he belonged to a Montana family, according to a release from the SPCA of Northern Nevada. 

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  • New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas

    New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas

    Thursday, October 4 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-04 22:09:12 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A new scientific effort will sequence the genes of critically endangered orcas of the Pacific Northwest to potentially find ways to save them. The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the nonprofit Nature Conservancy and BGI, a global genomics company.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A new scientific effort will sequence the genes of critically endangered orcas of the Pacific Northwest to potentially find ways to save them. The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the nonprofit Nature Conservancy and BGI, a global genomics company.  

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  • Jamaican workers at Montana ski club file lawsuit over tips

    Jamaican workers at Montana ski club file lawsuit over tips

    Thursday, October 4 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-10-04 05:38:41 GMT
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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A group of Jamaican citizens is suing a private ski and golf resort in Montana and a staffing agency, claiming they were "robbed of tips and service charges" while working there over the last year. The Great Falls Tribune reports the group filed a federal lawsuit last month in Butte against the Yellowstone Club and Atlanta-based Hospitality Staffing Solutions.   

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A group of Jamaican citizens is suing a private ski and golf resort in Montana and a staffing agency, claiming they were "robbed of tips and service charges" while working there over the last year. The Great Falls Tribune reports the group filed a federal lawsuit last month in Butte against the Yellowstone Club and Atlanta-based Hospitality Staffing Solutions.   

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  • Washington State Patrol troopers file $1M tort claims

    Washington State Patrol troopers file $1M tort claims

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:26:04 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Five Washington State Patrol troopers have filed tort claims against the agency, claiming officials knew and didn't do enough about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty exhaust systems in their patrol cars. KOIN-TV reported Wednesday that lawyer Josephine Townsend filed the $1 million claims, which could lead to future lawsuits.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Five Washington State Patrol troopers have filed tort claims against the agency, claiming officials knew and didn't do enough about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty exhaust systems in their patrol cars. KOIN-TV reported Wednesday that lawyer Josephine Townsend filed the $1 million claims, which could lead to future lawsuits.

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  • Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

    Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-10-03 12:19:05 GMT

    NEW YORK - A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people .It's the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday.

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    NEW YORK - A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people .It's the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday.

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  • Amazon lifts minimum wage to $15

    Amazon lifts minimum wage to $15

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-10-02 13:35:32 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Amazon says its public policy team will start pushing for an increase in the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  Jay Carney, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, says Amazon will advocate for a minimum wage increase that will have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people and families across the country.

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - Amazon says its public policy team will start pushing for an increase in the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  Jay Carney, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, says Amazon will advocate for a minimum wage increase that will have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people and families across the country.

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  • Washington kills another wolf that preyed on cattle

    Washington kills another wolf that preyed on cattle

    Monday, October 1 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-10-01 15:57:00 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington has killed a second wolf from a pack that has been preying on cattle in Ferry County. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says a marksman shot an adult female wolf on Friday. The wolf is from the Old Profanity Territory pack that has repeatedly attacked cattle in the Kettle River Range.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington has killed a second wolf from a pack that has been preying on cattle in Ferry County. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says a marksman shot an adult female wolf on Friday. The wolf is from the Old Profanity Territory pack that has repeatedly attacked cattle in the Kettle River Range.

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  • Facial recognition tech at schools fuels privacy debate

    Facial recognition tech at schools fuels privacy debate

    Sunday, September 30 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-09-30 20:06:17 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Facial recognition technology is being used to increase security at one Seattle school, but the technology is fueling debate about privacy concerns. The Seattle Times reports that the company RealNetworks began offering the technology free to K-12 schools this summer in an effort to improve school security.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Facial recognition technology is being used to increase security at one Seattle school, but the technology is fueling debate about privacy concerns. The Seattle Times reports that the company RealNetworks began offering the technology free to K-12 schools this summer in an effort to improve school security.    

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  • Man reported missing from Seattle-based fishing boat

    Man reported missing from Seattle-based fishing boat

    Sunday, September 30 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-09-30 17:17:20 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating after a man was reported missing from a fishing boat in the Bering Sea near St. Matthew Island in Alaska. The Seattle Times reports the worker was last seen Thursday on the Seattle-based Clipper Seafoods vessel, which was fishing, processing and freezing Alaska cod.   

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard is investigating after a man was reported missing from a fishing boat in the Bering Sea near St. Matthew Island in Alaska. The Seattle Times reports the worker was last seen Thursday on the Seattle-based Clipper Seafoods vessel, which was fishing, processing and freezing Alaska cod.   

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  • Seattle billboard aimed at recruiting Indianapolis officers

    Seattle billboard aimed at recruiting Indianapolis officers

    Saturday, September 29 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-09-29 22:50:58 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Seattle Police Department has erected a billboard in Indianapolis aimed at luring some of its officers to policing jobs in the West Coast city. The Indianapolis Star reports that the billboard depicts Seattle's picturesque skyline and the message that the Washington state city that's 2,000 miles from Indianapolis is hiring police officers.

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Seattle Police Department has erected a billboard in Indianapolis aimed at luring some of its officers to policing jobs in the West Coast city. The Indianapolis Star reports that the billboard depicts Seattle's picturesque skyline and the message that the Washington state city that's 2,000 miles from Indianapolis is hiring police officers.

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  • Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

    Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

    Saturday, September 29 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-29 20:44:29 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Hoon Namkoong was sentenced to two years in prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Hoon Namkoong was sentenced to two years in prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution. 

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  • Lawyer: Boise mass stabbing suspect needs to be committed

    Lawyer: Boise mass stabbing suspect needs to be committed

    Friday, September 28 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-09-29 02:46:50 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Attorneys representing the man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex say he needs to be committed to a state hospital for mental health treatment. The Idaho Statesman reports that prosecutors and defense lawyers said Friday that efforts to complete a court-ordered mental health evaluation of Timmy Kinner Jr. have stalled.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Attorneys representing the man accused of killing a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex say he needs to be committed to a state hospital for mental health treatment. The Idaho Statesman reports that prosecutors and defense lawyers said Friday that efforts to complete a court-ordered mental health evaluation of Timmy Kinner Jr. have stalled.    

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  • 98 mountain goats released in northern Washington

    98 mountain goats released in northern Washington

    Friday, September 28 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-28 22:22:58 GMT
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    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Dozens of mountain goats have been released in the North Cascades in Washington state after they were captured earlier this month in Olympic National Park. The Skagit Valley Herald reports teams using tranquilizer darts and net guns captured 115 goats, releasing 98 back into the wild.   

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    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Dozens of mountain goats have been released in the North Cascades in Washington state after they were captured earlier this month in Olympic National Park. The Skagit Valley Herald reports teams using tranquilizer darts and net guns captured 115 goats, releasing 98 back into the wild.   

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  • Group wants voters to decide on Safeco Field funds

    Group wants voters to decide on Safeco Field funds

    Friday, September 28 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-09-28 22:18:06 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A group of residents wants voters to have the final say on whether Safeco Field should get $135 million in county founding. KOMO-TV reported Friday that the group called Citizens Against Sport Stadium Subsidies filed a referendum on the matter and will have to collect enough signatures to get it on the ballot.   

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A group of residents wants voters to have the final say on whether Safeco Field should get $135 million in county founding. KOMO-TV reported Friday that the group called Citizens Against Sport Stadium Subsidies filed a referendum on the matter and will have to collect enough signatures to get it on the ballot.   

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  • Glacier National Park prepares for winter road closures

    Glacier National Park prepares for winter road closures

    Friday, September 28 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-09-28 04:02:05 GMT
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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park is preparing for the winter closure next month of its main thoroughfare. The Daily Inter Lake reports road crews have begun installing snow poles in the mountaintop section of Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is set to close on Oct. 15. The park closes the road in sections. 

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park is preparing for the winter closure next month of its main thoroughfare. The Daily Inter Lake reports road crews have begun installing snow poles in the mountaintop section of Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is set to close on Oct. 15. The park closes the road in sections. 

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  • Boy Scouts of America recalls neckerchief slides due to high levels of lead

    Boy Scouts of America recalls neckerchief slides due to high levels of lead

    Thursday, September 27 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-09-27 16:08:54 GMT

    The Boy Scouts of America is recalling 110,000 neckerchief slides over concerns they contain an unsafe amount of lead.  The concern is with the colored enamel portion of the brass neckerchief slide. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the enamel contains lead amounts that exceed federal standards.  Which Slides are Affected?  

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    The Boy Scouts of America is recalling 110,000 neckerchief slides over concerns they contain an unsafe amount of lead.  The concern is with the colored enamel portion of the brass neckerchief slide. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the enamel contains lead amounts that exceed federal standards.  Which Slides are Affected?  

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  • Health officials: Salmonella outbreak linked to Issaquah Costco deli

    Health officials: Salmonella outbreak linked to Issaquah Costco deli

    Thursday, September 27 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-09-27 05:02:38 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Health officials say a recent salmonella outbreak has been linked to a deli at a Costco store outside Seattle. KING-TV reports King County Public Health authorities are investigating the source of the late August outbreak that resulted in seven reported cases of illness and one person hospitalized.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Health officials say a recent salmonella outbreak has been linked to a deli at a Costco store outside Seattle. KING-TV reports King County Public Health authorities are investigating the source of the late August outbreak that resulted in seven reported cases of illness and one person hospitalized.  

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  • State office building evacuated because of bomb threat

    State office building evacuated because of bomb threat

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-09-26 23:15:27 GMT
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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a state building in Olympia after someone called saying a bomb was inside. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Darren Wright says authorities evacuated the Highway Licensing Building Wednesday afternoon. Wright says an unknown person made a call to the building saying an explosive device had been placed there.   

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a state building in Olympia after someone called saying a bomb was inside. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Darren Wright says authorities evacuated the Highway Licensing Building Wednesday afternoon. Wright says an unknown person made a call to the building saying an explosive device had been placed there.   

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  • Seattle-area company selling mac and cheese candy canes!

    Seattle-area company selling mac and cheese candy canes!

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-09-26 20:31:58 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - First, we learn that the Mac and Cheese Festival is returning to Coeur d'Alene in January, and now there's more reason for mac and cheese lovers to rejoice this winter: Mac and Cheese candy canes!  A Seattle-area company, Archie McPhee, is selling macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes. In fact, you don't even have to wait until winter, they are available on the company's website right now for $4.95 a box! 

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    SEATTLE, Wash. - First, we learn that the Mac and Cheese Festival is returning to Coeur d'Alene in January, and now there's more reason for mac and cheese lovers to rejoice this winter: Mac and Cheese candy canes!  A Seattle-area company, Archie McPhee, is selling macaroni and cheese-flavored candy canes. In fact, you don't even have to wait until winter, they are available on the company's website right now for $4.95 a box! 

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  • Critters begin crossing animals-only bridge over I-90

    Critters begin crossing animals-only bridge over I-90

    Wednesday, September 26 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-09-26 12:21:01 GMT

    SEATTLE - Deer have started using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Northwest News Network reports the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The overcrossing is expected to reduce animal-vehicle collisions.  

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    SEATTLE - Deer have started using an unfinished wildlife bridge over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. The Northwest News Network reports the Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday celebrated the opening of a section of widened freeway there. The overcrossing is expected to reduce animal-vehicle collisions.  

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  • Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

    Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-09-25 12:16:43 GMT
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    BILLINGS, Mont. - A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin.  

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    BILLINGS, Mont. - A U.S. judge has restored federal protections to grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains and blocked the first hunts planned for the animals in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's order Monday came after he had twice delayed hunts in Wyoming and Idaho just as they were set to begin.  

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  • Update: Four hospitalized in military vehicle crash on I-90 in Kittitas County

    Update: Four hospitalized in military vehicle crash on I-90 in Kittitas County

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:16:36 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say four people were hospitalized after an armored vehicle went over a 25-foot cliff during a military exercise in central Washington state. The green and tan 2018 Military Stryker crashed about 4:30 a.m. Saturday on an unnamed dirt road near Kittitas. The driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen of Lecompte, Louisiana, told Washington state troopers he didn't see the cliff's edge.

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    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Authorities say four people were hospitalized after an armored vehicle went over a 25-foot cliff during a military exercise in central Washington state. The green and tan 2018 Military Stryker crashed about 4:30 a.m. Saturday on an unnamed dirt road near Kittitas. The driver, 22-year-old Chance Kennen of Lecompte, Louisiana, told Washington state troopers he didn't see the cliff's edge.

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  • 20-year-old woman killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Billings

    20-year-old woman killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Billings

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:25:39 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Montana say a 20-year-old woman has been killed and two other people, including a 16-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries following a head-on collision. Billings Police Sgt. Ben Milam said in a Sunday statement that speed and alcohol appeared to have contributed to the accident in the city's Heights neighborhood.   

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police in Montana say a 20-year-old woman has been killed and two other people, including a 16-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries following a head-on collision. Billings Police Sgt. Ben Milam said in a Sunday statement that speed and alcohol appeared to have contributed to the accident in the city's Heights neighborhood.   

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  • Montana investigating abuse claims against school trainer

    Montana investigating abuse claims against school trainer

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:20:46 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have launched a criminal investigation into claims that a school athletic trainer sexually abused at least 18 students decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance. Attorney General Tim Fox said state investigators will assist Custer County officials looking into the allegations contained in a lawsuit filed Friday against James E. "Doc" Jensen of Miles City.  

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana authorities have launched a criminal investigation into claims that a school athletic trainer sexually abused at least 18 students decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance. Attorney General Tim Fox said state investigators will assist Custer County officials looking into the allegations contained in a lawsuit filed Friday against James E. "Doc" Jensen of Miles City.  

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  • Retired Montana athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Retired Montana athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-09-22 17:06:11 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local):    2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in the community of Miles City that lasted for decades.  

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a former Montana high school athletic trainer being sued for sexually abusing athletes (all times local):    2:50 p.m. A former Montana high school athletic trainer has apologized to student-athletes via media interviews after they accused him of sexual abuse in the community of Miles City that lasted for decades.  

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  • Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Man sentenced for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:50:57 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended. KTMF-TV reports Paul Ekstedt was sentenced Friday for the June 14 attack on Gary Fuller.   

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended. KTMF-TV reports Paul Ekstedt was sentenced Friday for the June 14 attack on Gary Fuller.   

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  • Highway 520 bridge reopens after police activity

    Highway 520 bridge reopens after police activity

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:24:00 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say the Highway 520 floating bridge has reopened between Seattle and the eastern suburbs after a possibly armed person in a pickup truck was taken into custody. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter at about 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to all traffic because of police activity.

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  • Oregon officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

    Oregon officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:57:01 GMT
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month. Hunters killed a roughly 3-year-old female cougar on Sept. 14 after its image was captured on a remote camera set up at the spot where 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had been found four days earlier. 

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month. Hunters killed a roughly 3-year-old female cougar on Sept. 14 after its image was captured on a remote camera set up at the spot where 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had been found four days earlier. 

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  • Compost company agrees to $785K settlement in odor lawsuit

    Compost company agrees to $785K settlement in odor lawsuit

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:25:55 GMT

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state composting company has agreed to pay more than $785,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad smells from its plant. The Daily Herald reports Cedar Grove Composting agreed to the settlement with Marysville residents, saying it would also spend $1.45 million to reduce the potential for malodorous emissions.    

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    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state composting company has agreed to pay more than $785,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad smells from its plant. The Daily Herald reports Cedar Grove Composting agreed to the settlement with Marysville residents, saying it would also spend $1.45 million to reduce the potential for malodorous emissions.    

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  • $46M complex plans to house 94 Seattle families

    $46M complex plans to house 94 Seattle families

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:09:22 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - An eight-story complex primarily funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to house 94 Seattle families. The Seattle Times reports half of the units of the $46 million complex to be built in south Seattle will be reserved for homeless families, with the remaining units reserved for low-income families.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - An eight-story complex primarily funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen plans to house 94 Seattle families. The Seattle Times reports half of the units of the $46 million complex to be built in south Seattle will be reserved for homeless families, with the remaining units reserved for low-income families.    

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  • Seattle University to divest endowment from fossil fuels

    Seattle University to divest endowment from fossil fuels

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:28:38 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle University says it will become the first university in Washington state to completely divest its endowment from fossil fuels.    The Seattle Times reports that within the next five years, the school will no longer have any of its $230 million endowment in the funds and securities of fossil-fuel companies.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle University says it will become the first university in Washington state to completely divest its endowment from fossil fuels.    The Seattle Times reports that within the next five years, the school will no longer have any of its $230 million endowment in the funds and securities of fossil-fuel companies.    

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  • Retailer Big 5 to pay $165K to employee over racial slurs

    Retailer Big 5 to pay $165K to employee over racial slurs

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:15:44 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who endured death threats and racial slurs while working in a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island will receive $165,000 in a settlement that also requires the sporting goods chain to train employees on preventing racial harassment and retaliation.    The Seattle Times reports the settlement was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A man who endured death threats and racial slurs while working in a Big 5 store in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island will receive $165,000 in a settlement that also requires the sporting goods chain to train employees on preventing racial harassment and retaliation.    The Seattle Times reports the settlement was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

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  • Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Idaho judge: Lethal injection drug source is secret for now

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:36:52 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho judge now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter. Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton ruled in May that the state had to turn over nearly all of its execution records, including those identifying the source of the execution drugs, to a University of Idaho professor who sued for access to the documents under the Idaho Public Records Act.    

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  • Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Much of Columbia River closed to salmon fishing

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:31:05 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday closed salmon fishing on the main stem of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 in Pasco.    

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  • Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Man who walked near Old Faithful geyser ticketed

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:22:19 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say they've ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. The man's actions startled several people in a crowd of a couple hundred at the park's most famous attraction. Some wondered if he planned to jump into the steaming hole known for erupting boiling-hot water every hour or so.  

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  • Missoula school resource officer on leave, left gun in bathroom

    Missoula school resource officer on leave, left gun in bathroom

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:11:35 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A school resource officer is on administrative leave after she reportedly briefly left her duty weapon in the faculty bathroom at an elementary school in Missoula County. The Missoula County sheriff's office announced the leave on Monday. Undersheriff Rich Maricelli declined to name the officer or the school involved in Friday's incident.    

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A school resource officer is on administrative leave after she reportedly briefly left her duty weapon in the faculty bathroom at an elementary school in Missoula County. The Missoula County sheriff's office announced the leave on Monday. Undersheriff Rich Maricelli declined to name the officer or the school involved in Friday's incident.    

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  • Glacier park re-opens scenic roadway to private vehicles

    Glacier park re-opens scenic roadway to private vehicles

    Monday, September 17 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-09-17 22:00:51 GMT
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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials have re-opened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicle traffic as crews work to contain the fire that closed it. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.    

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials have re-opened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicle traffic as crews work to contain the fire that closed it. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.    

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  • Video captures trespasser stepping into Old Faithful

    Video captures trespasser stepping into Old Faithful

    Sunday, September 16 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-09-17 01:24:36 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Tourists visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park were beside themselves as they observed what appears to be an adult man dressed in black leave the boardwalk and stand on the geyser.  Ashley Lemanski captures the incident on her mobile phone and shared it on her Facebook Saturday night.

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - Tourists visiting Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park were beside themselves as they observed what appears to be an adult man dressed in black leave the boardwalk and stand on the geyser.  Ashley Lemanski captures the incident on her mobile phone and shared it on her Facebook Saturday night.

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  • Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title

    Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third title

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:32:17 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally Sunday afternoon. The mood was electric as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship during a parade and rally Sunday afternoon. The mood was electric as trolleys carried players and coaches on a route that began at the Space Needle and arrived at KeyArena just as the rain fell.    

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  • Montana justices side with university in professor sex case

    Montana justices side with university in professor sex case

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:20:39 GMT
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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a university accused of hiring and supervising a music professor despite sexual-misconduct allegations. The high court ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by saying a former student should win her case without trial because Montana State University destroyed email evidence.   

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a university accused of hiring and supervising a music professor despite sexual-misconduct allegations. The high court ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by saying a former student should win her case without trial because Montana State University destroyed email evidence.   

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  • Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

    Saturday, September 15 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-09-15 22:33:57 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."  The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed suit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.  

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends."  The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed suit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.  

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  • Postage stamp released in Montana honors first responders

    Postage stamp released in Montana honors first responders

    Saturday, September 15 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-09-15 21:03:37 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has released a new stamp in Montana that honors emergency responders. The Missoulian reports the stamp was released Wednesday at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula. Local law enforcement officers, firefighting officials and medical personnel accepted the honor.   

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has released a new stamp in Montana that honors emergency responders. The Missoulian reports the stamp was released Wednesday at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula. Local law enforcement officers, firefighting officials and medical personnel accepted the honor.   

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  • Top staffers for Idaho gov candidate Paulette Jordan resign

    Top staffers for Idaho gov candidate Paulette Jordan resign

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:22:53 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two of the top staffers for Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan have resigned with less than two months left before the Nov. 6 election. The Idaho Statesman reports campaign manager Michael Rosenow and communications director Lisa Newcomb have both resigned. Rosenow told the Boise newspaper on Friday that he signed a nondisclosure agreement and so can't discuss why he left the campaign.    

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two of the top staffers for Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan have resigned with less than two months left before the Nov. 6 election. The Idaho Statesman reports campaign manager Michael Rosenow and communications director Lisa Newcomb have both resigned. Rosenow told the Boise newspaper on Friday that he signed a nondisclosure agreement and so can't discuss why he left the campaign.    

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  • Deal reached to end Tacoma teachers' strike

    Deal reached to end Tacoma teachers' strike

    Friday, September 14 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-09-14 04:39:02 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Tacoma and the school district have reached a tentative agreement to end a weeklong strike. Tacoma Public Schools and the teachers' union announced the deal Thursday night. They said classes are scheduled to begin Monday, pending a vote by the Tacoma Education Association on Friday.  Teachers went on strike Sept. 6 over salary increases.    

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Tacoma and the school district have reached a tentative agreement to end a weeklong strike. Tacoma Public Schools and the teachers' union announced the deal Thursday night. They said classes are scheduled to begin Monday, pending a vote by the Tacoma Education Association on Friday.  Teachers went on strike Sept. 6 over salary increases.    

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  • Feds close off wilderness after cougar kills Oregon hiker

    Feds close off wilderness after cougar kills Oregon hiker

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:30:09 GMT
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    SANDY, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has closed a vast swath of the Oregon wilderness to the public as authorities search rugged terrain for a cougar that killed a hiker. KGW-TV reported Thursday that nearly 47 square miles (122 square kilometers) and 14 trails in the Hunchback Mountain area could remain closed for at least 30 days. There was no sign of the cougar in the first full day of searching Thursday.  

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    SANDY, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has closed a vast swath of the Oregon wilderness to the public as authorities search rugged terrain for a cougar that killed a hiker. KGW-TV reported Thursday that nearly 47 square miles (122 square kilometers) and 14 trails in the Hunchback Mountain area could remain closed for at least 30 days. There was no sign of the cougar in the first full day of searching Thursday.  

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  • Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

    Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:21:23 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead. Ken Balcomb, of the Center for Whale Research, confirmed Thursday that he had declared the orca known as J50 dead after she failed to appear with her family in recent days.
      

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead. Ken Balcomb, of the Center for Whale Research, confirmed Thursday that he had declared the orca known as J50 dead after she failed to appear with her family in recent days.
      

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  • Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics for third WNBA title

    Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics for third WNBA title

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:42:47 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead.    

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    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead.    

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  • Oregon wildlife officials to hunt for killer cougar

    Oregon wildlife officials to hunt for killer cougar

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:06:35 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials with guns and dogs are preparing to search for a cougar believed to have killed a woman on rugged terrain in the shadow of the state's highest peak. Brian Wolfer of the state wildlife department said if a cougar is tracked down, wildlife officials will kill it and then check for a DNA match with DNA left on hiker Diana Bober, 55, whose body was found Monday almost two weeks after she was last heard from.  

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    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon wildlife officials with guns and dogs are preparing to search for a cougar believed to have killed a woman on rugged terrain in the shadow of the state's highest peak. Brian Wolfer of the state wildlife department said if a cougar is tracked down, wildlife officials will kill it and then check for a DNA match with DNA left on hiker Diana Bober, 55, whose body was found Monday almost two weeks after she was last heard from.  

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  • Experts prepare plan to capture, treat sick orca

    Experts prepare plan to capture, treat sick orca

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:56:56 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - Experts say they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered orca if there is no way to save it in the wild.    They told reporters Wednesday they're preparing to rescue the animal known as J50 if she separates from her family or gets stranded while alive.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Experts say they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered orca if there is no way to save it in the wild.    They told reporters Wednesday they're preparing to rescue the animal known as J50 if she separates from her family or gets stranded while alive.  

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  • Long-running sewage spill discovered at Naval Base Kitsap

    Long-running sewage spill discovered at Naval Base Kitsap

    Sunday, September 9 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-09-09 22:39:14 GMT
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    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's public works department says it has discovered another sewage spill - one that leaked an estimated 450,000 gallons of wastewater into Puget Sound over the past two years. The Kitsap Sun reports that the bathrooms in two temporary trailers constructed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2016 were improperly connected to a stormwater system instead of the wastewater system. 

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    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton's public works department says it has discovered another sewage spill - one that leaked an estimated 450,000 gallons of wastewater into Puget Sound over the past two years. The Kitsap Sun reports that the bathrooms in two temporary trailers constructed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2016 were improperly connected to a stormwater system instead of the wastewater system. 

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  • Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

    Sunday, September 9 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-09-09 20:54:20 GMT
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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried. The Idaho State Journal reports that last year there were nearly 6,600 STD cases, including HIV, up from fewer than 6,300 in 2016. Cases are also up nationally, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.    

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  • Rascals' guitarist Cornish recovering from on-stage collapse

    Rascals' guitarist Cornish recovering from on-stage collapse

    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:47:14 GMT
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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is in good spirits at a Montana hospital after collapsing during a concert. Melissa Kucirek said Sunday it's not known when the 74-year-old Cornish will be released. But she says that "he's on the path to a speedy recovery" and is eager to get back on stage.    

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A publicist says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is in good spirits at a Montana hospital after collapsing during a concert. Melissa Kucirek said Sunday it's not known when the 74-year-old Cornish will be released. But she says that "he's on the path to a speedy recovery" and is eager to get back on stage.    

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  • Grizzly bear captured, killed after getting into turkey feed

    Grizzly bear captured, killed after getting into turkey feed

    Sunday, September 9 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-09-09 17:37:29 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say they captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after the animal reportedly broke into a shed to eat turkey feed. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the male bear was about 2 years old. It had been captured earlier in the summer near Olney after repeatedly eating garbage and duck feed at residences.    

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife officials say they captured and killed a grizzly bear in northwestern Montana after the animal reportedly broke into a shed to eat turkey feed. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the male bear was about 2 years old. It had been captured earlier in the summer near Olney after repeatedly eating garbage and duck feed at residences.    

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  • State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    State mobilization authorized for Glade Creek fire in Yakima County

    Saturday, September 8 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-09-08 21:28:56 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - State fire assistance has been mobilized for the Glade Creek fire burning in Yakima County near Mabton. The fire started Friday night after 9 p.m. and is estimated at 3,000 acres and growing. It is threatening homes, crops and infrastructure. The fire is burning in grass and sage brush. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. 

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  • Montana attorney general to defend law in mining dispute

    Montana attorney general to defend law in mining dispute

    Saturday, September 8 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-09-08 19:39:35 GMT
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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a mining proposal in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronical reported Saturday state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a statute that prevents prevents judges from blocking mine exploration work while state-issued permits are being challenged.    

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a mining proposal in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronical reported Saturday state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a statute that prevents prevents judges from blocking mine exploration work while state-issued permits are being challenged.    

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  • 'The Rascals' guitarist Gene Cornish collapses on stage

    'The Rascals' guitarist Gene Cornish collapses on stage

    Saturday, September 8 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-09-08 19:34:24 GMT
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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A theater official says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in Montana. The Billings Gazette reports the 74-year-old Cornish was taken to a hospital Friday. There was no immediate word on his condition.    Cornish's publicist, Melissa Kucirek, said Saturday she didn't yet have an update. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A theater official says Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals collapsed on stage while performing in Montana. The Billings Gazette reports the 74-year-old Cornish was taken to a hospital Friday. There was no immediate word on his condition.    Cornish's publicist, Melissa Kucirek, said Saturday she didn't yet have an update. 

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  • #PlaidShirtGuy goes viral for facial expressions during Trump's Billings rally

    #PlaidShirtGuy goes viral for facial expressions during Trump's Billings rally

    Friday, September 7 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-09-07 23:00:58 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A high school student's appearance behind President Donald Trump at a Montana campaign rally was widely shared on social media after the 17-year-old made a series of facial expressions that looked a lot like, well, a teenager reacting to a rambling politician in a suit.    

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A high school student's appearance behind President Donald Trump at a Montana campaign rally was widely shared on social media after the 17-year-old made a series of facial expressions that looked a lot like, well, a teenager reacting to a rambling politician in a suit.    

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  • New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    New test will better measure Idaho students' reading skills

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:22:57 GMT
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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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    TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test that's designed to feel like a computer game. The Times-News reported Friday that the Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading test is replacing the old Idaho Reading Indicator. The computer-based test will roll out statewide this fall, but some schools piloted the new test last school year. 

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  • Alterra to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort

    Alterra to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort

    Friday, September 7 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-09-07 05:49:42 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - A fast-growing ski resort company is planning to purchase Washington state's largest ski resort. The Seattle Times reports Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company announced plans Thursday to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort, a 2,600-acre (1,050-hectare) property about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Seattle. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A fast-growing ski resort company is planning to purchase Washington state's largest ski resort. The Seattle Times reports Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company announced plans Thursday to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort, a 2,600-acre (1,050-hectare) property about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Seattle. 

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  • Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Cougar Creek fire up to 71 percent containment

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-09-06 23:29:46 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire in Chelan County has improved to 71 percent containment and remains over 40,000 acres in size. While the size has grown to 42,412 acres, the containment percentage has steadily increased over the week.

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  • Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Ford recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickups due to fire concerns

    Thursday, September 6 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-09-06 14:57:04 GMT

    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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    NEW YORK - Ford is recalling nearly 2 million F-150 pickup trucks to address fire concerns with the seat belts. The North America recall covers 2015 through 2018 Ford F-150 regular cab and supercrew cab vehicles. The automaker says pre-tensioners in front seat belts could generate excessive sparks when deployed that could start a fire.

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  • Shipbuilder considering Portland or Seattle for Army project

    Shipbuilder considering Portland or Seattle for Army project

    Thursday, September 6 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-09-06 05:59:54 GMT
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A shipbuilding company with a $1 billion contract with the U.S. Army is choosing between Portland and Seattle to set up a production line for new landing vessels. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland-based Vigor Industrial says it's planning to make the decision within the next 60 days. The company says the chosen city is expected to get up to 300 new jobs that are slated to last a decade.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A shipbuilding company with a $1 billion contract with the U.S. Army is choosing between Portland and Seattle to set up a production line for new landing vessels. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland-based Vigor Industrial says it's planning to make the decision within the next 60 days. The company says the chosen city is expected to get up to 300 new jobs that are slated to last a decade.

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  • FBI seeks information in Yakima County man's death

    FBI seeks information in Yakima County man's death

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:59:31 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - The FBI is seeking information regarding a 53-year-old man’s death in Wapato last month. On August 17, John Sampson was found unconscious with a severe head injury by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office in a parking lot located at 717 W. 1st St. in Wapato, Wash.

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    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - The FBI is seeking information regarding a 53-year-old man’s death in Wapato last month. On August 17, John Sampson was found unconscious with a severe head injury by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office in a parking lot located at 717 W. 1st St. in Wapato, Wash.

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  • No school in Tacoma Thursday as teachers announce strike

    No school in Tacoma Thursday as teachers announce strike

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:43:39 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. KING-TV reports the Tacoma Education Association announced Wednesday that no tentative agreement had been reached with the district. More than 2,000 Tacoma Public School teachers voted in favor of the strike Tuesday. That's 93 percent of the Tacoma Education Association.    

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    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. KING-TV reports the Tacoma Education Association announced Wednesday that no tentative agreement had been reached with the district. More than 2,000 Tacoma Public School teachers voted in favor of the strike Tuesday. That's 93 percent of the Tacoma Education Association.    

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  • Hiker killed in fall near Snoqualmie Pass

    Hiker killed in fall near Snoqualmie Pass

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-09-05 23:10:39 GMT

    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 64-year-old woman who was hiking near Snoqualmie Pass died in a fall. King County sheriff's officials said the woman fell several hundred feet while hiking on the Kendall Katwalk Trail on Wednesday. 

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    SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 64-year-old woman who was hiking near Snoqualmie Pass died in a fall. King County sheriff's officials said the woman fell several hundred feet while hiking on the Kendall Katwalk Trail on Wednesday. 

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  • Kennewick man suspected of sexually assaulting beaver

    Kennewick man suspected of sexually assaulting beaver

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-09-05 14:46:11 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police arrested a 35-year-old man Monday night on animal cruelty charges after a woman reported seeing him sexually assaulting a beaver.  Kennewick Police Sgt. Aaron Clem told the Tri-City Herald the beaver was hit by a car Monday night. Sgt. Clem told the paper a woman saw the animal went home to get a box but when she returned she found Richard Delp lying next to the injured beaver partially clothed. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police arrested a 35-year-old man Monday night on animal cruelty charges after a woman reported seeing him sexually assaulting a beaver.  Kennewick Police Sgt. Aaron Clem told the Tri-City Herald the beaver was hit by a car Monday night. Sgt. Clem told the paper a woman saw the animal went home to get a box but when she returned she found Richard Delp lying next to the injured beaver partially clothed. 

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  • 3 killed in 2-vehicle crash in central Washington

    3 killed in 2-vehicle crash in central Washington

    Saturday, September 1 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-09-01 19:27:27 GMT

    TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - A two-vehicle crash killed three people and seriously injured two others on U.S. Highway 97 in central Washington.    Washington State Patrol tells the Yakima Herald that a van and semitrailer collided at about 5:50 a.m. Friday about 19 miles south of Toppenish.    Authorities say 54-year-old Mario Gil-Hernandez of Sacramento, California, lost control of the van and crossed into oncoming traffic.    

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    TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - A two-vehicle crash killed three people and seriously injured two others on U.S. Highway 97 in central Washington.    Washington State Patrol tells the Yakima Herald that a van and semitrailer collided at about 5:50 a.m. Friday about 19 miles south of Toppenish.    Authorities say 54-year-old Mario Gil-Hernandez of Sacramento, California, lost control of the van and crossed into oncoming traffic.    

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  • Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

    Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

    Saturday, September 1 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-09-01 17:21:58 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell's Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality says elevated levels of E. coli have been detected in the southwestern Idaho lake. The bacteria is typically found in human and animal waste.    

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    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell's Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality says elevated levels of E. coli have been detected in the southwestern Idaho lake. The bacteria is typically found in human and animal waste.    

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  • 5-year-old hit by car after waking up, wandering out of home

    5-year-old hit by car after waking up, wandering out of home

    Saturday, September 1 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-09-01 16:55:39 GMT

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old Lake Stevens boy was struck by a car after he woke up late at night, unlocked the door and wandered out of his home. The Daily Herald newspaper reports that the boy was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after being hit on U.S. 2 shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. Lake Stevens Police Cmdr. 

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    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old Lake Stevens boy was struck by a car after he woke up late at night, unlocked the door and wandered out of his home. The Daily Herald newspaper reports that the boy was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after being hit on U.S. 2 shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday. Lake Stevens Police Cmdr. 

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  • Judge: State can proceed with killing member of wolf pack

    Judge: State can proceed with killing member of wolf pack

    Friday, August 31 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-08-31 22:09:31 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a male wolf in a pack that killed a cow and injured two calves in northeast Washington can be killed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. After a Friday morning hearing, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy declined to extend a restraining order that was issued by another judge earlier in the month and was set to expire later in the day, the Capital Press reported.    

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a male wolf in a pack that killed a cow and injured two calves in northeast Washington can be killed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. After a Friday morning hearing, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy declined to extend a restraining order that was issued by another judge earlier in the month and was set to expire later in the day, the Capital Press reported.    

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  • Spokane man found dead in car in Pasco; Death ruled 'suspicious'

    Spokane man found dead in car in Pasco; Death ruled 'suspicious'

    Friday, August 31 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-08-31 17:27:05 GMT

    PASCO, WA - Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel has released the identity of the man found dead in a car in Pacso Thursday night. He says 47-year-old Joseph Allen Strang is from Spokane. His death is being considered suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4th.

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    PASCO, WA - Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel has released the identity of the man found dead in a car in Pacso Thursday night. He says 47-year-old Joseph Allen Strang is from Spokane. His death is being considered suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4th.

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  • Man sentenced to 17 years in deadly Yakima shooting

    Man sentenced to 17 years in deadly Yakima shooting

    Friday, August 31 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-08-31 05:51:00 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man accused of a deadly 2016 shooting in Yakima has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 25-year-old Ivan Venegas-Madrid entered an Alford plea to a second-degree murder charge in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday. In an Alford plea, a person doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction. 

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man accused of a deadly 2016 shooting in Yakima has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 25-year-old Ivan Venegas-Madrid entered an Alford plea to a second-degree murder charge in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday. In an Alford plea, a person doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction. 

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  • Judge blocks grizzly hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

    Judge blocks grizzly hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

    Thursday, August 30 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-08-30 23:47:54 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.    U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's Thursday order comes as Idaho and Wyoming prepared to open the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in the Lower 48 states since 1974 on Saturday. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A judge has blocked the opening of the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Rocky Mountains in more than 40 years.    U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's Thursday order comes as Idaho and Wyoming prepared to open the first grizzly bear hunting seasons in the Lower 48 states since 1974 on Saturday. 

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  • Trump cancels pay raise due federal workers in January

    Trump cancels pay raise due federal workers in January

    Thursday, August 30 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-08-30 17:57:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has told Congress he is canceling a pay raise that most civilian federal employees were due to receive in January, citing budgetary constraints. Trump informed House and Senate leaders in a letter sent Thursday. Trump says in the letter that locality pay increases would cost $25 billion, on top of a 2.1 percent across-the-board increase for most civilian government employees. 

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    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has told Congress he is canceling a pay raise that most civilian federal employees were due to receive in January, citing budgetary constraints. Trump informed House and Senate leaders in a letter sent Thursday. Trump says in the letter that locality pay increases would cost $25 billion, on top of a 2.1 percent across-the-board increase for most civilian government employees. 

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  • Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected

    Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected

    Wednesday, August 29 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-08-29 13:12:59 GMT

    RICHLAND, Wash. - Officials say the possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that the risk of failure, based on Department of Energy nuclear safety standards, has increased from "unlikely" to "anticipated." The potential severity has been increased from "low" to "moderate."

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    RICHLAND, Wash. - Officials say the possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that the risk of failure, based on Department of Energy nuclear safety standards, has increased from "unlikely" to "anticipated." The potential severity has been increased from "low" to "moderate."

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  • WSP: Blewett Pass back open following semi-truck rollover, 80,000 pounds of apples lost

    WSP: Blewett Pass back open following semi-truck rollover, 80,000 pounds of apples lost

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-28 21:53:11 GMT

    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - UPDATE: WSP reports Blewett Pass has reopened following a semi truck crash that spilled thousands of pounds of apples Tuesday.

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    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - UPDATE: WSP reports Blewett Pass has reopened following a semi truck crash that spilled thousands of pounds of apples Tuesday.

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  • Nationwide recall issued for batch of bubble gum flavored Children's Advil due to potential overdose concerns

    Nationwide recall issued for batch of bubble gum flavored Children's Advil due to potential overdose concerns

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-08-28 14:20:20 GMT

    NEW YORK - Pfizer issued a voluntary nationwide of one lot of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ bottles on Monday.  The recall has been issued due to customer complaints that the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters, leading to a potential overdose. 

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    NEW YORK - Pfizer issued a voluntary nationwide of one lot of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ bottles on Monday.  The recall has been issued due to customer complaints that the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters, leading to a potential overdose. 

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  • Fires disrupting visitors at Montana's Glacier National Park

    Fires disrupting visitors at Montana's Glacier National Park

    Sunday, August 26 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-08-26 20:17:31 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildfires that have kept portions of Glacier National Park closed for two weeks are scrambling visitors' plans and prompting some to cancel their trips. Much of Glacier's famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road has been closed since August 12 due to a fire that's burned more than 19 square miles (50 square kilometers). The Flathead Beacon reports it's the third time in four years that fires have shut down the iconic road. 

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildfires that have kept portions of Glacier National Park closed for two weeks are scrambling visitors' plans and prompting some to cancel their trips. Much of Glacier's famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road has been closed since August 12 due to a fire that's burned more than 19 square miles (50 square kilometers). The Flathead Beacon reports it's the third time in four years that fires have shut down the iconic road. 

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  • Fires don't stop rebuilding of Glacier chalet that burned

    Fires don't stop rebuilding of Glacier chalet that burned

    Sunday, August 26 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-08-26 17:29:16 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials say a wildfire that shut down portions of the park for the past two weeks has not slowed work on a backcountry dormitory that burned last year. Glacier spokeswoman Lauren Alley says the park has not changed a construction schedule that calls for the Sperry Chalet to be rebuilt by fall 2019. 

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    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park officials say a wildfire that shut down portions of the park for the past two weeks has not slowed work on a backcountry dormitory that burned last year. Glacier spokeswoman Lauren Alley says the park has not changed a construction schedule that calls for the Sperry Chalet to be rebuilt by fall 2019. 

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  • Whale killed by ship will become feast for Washington tribe

    Whale killed by ship will become feast for Washington tribe

    Saturday, August 25 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-08-25 18:01:37 GMT

    SEKIU, Wash. (AP) - A 31-foot (9.5-meter) humpback whale struck and killed by a ship is being turned into a feast by the Makah Indian Tribe. The Seattle Times reports that the tiny tribe with a reservation on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state has been butchering the whale that was pulled ashore Thursday. 

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    SEKIU, Wash. (AP) - A 31-foot (9.5-meter) humpback whale struck and killed by a ship is being turned into a feast by the Makah Indian Tribe. The Seattle Times reports that the tiny tribe with a reservation on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state has been butchering the whale that was pulled ashore Thursday. 

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  • Montana collects $1.8M in medical marijuana taxes

    Montana collects $1.8M in medical marijuana taxes

    Saturday, August 25 2018 12:43 PM EDT2018-08-25 16:43:15 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana collected $1.8 million over the first 13 months of collecting taxes on medical marijuana sales. The Billings Gazette reports that marijuana providers have been paying an initial 4 percent tax on their gross revenues since July 2017. The new tax is part of a regulatory overhaul passed by state lawmakers last year in response to a successful 2016 ballot initiative that resumed commercial sales of medical marijuana.    

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana collected $1.8 million over the first 13 months of collecting taxes on medical marijuana sales. The Billings Gazette reports that marijuana providers have been paying an initial 4 percent tax on their gross revenues since July 2017. The new tax is part of a regulatory overhaul passed by state lawmakers last year in response to a successful 2016 ballot initiative that resumed commercial sales of medical marijuana.    

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  • Body found in Quincy ruled homicide, police investigating

    Body found in Quincy ruled homicide, police investigating

    Saturday, August 25 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-08-25 04:34:42 GMT

    QUINCY, Wash. - Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found behind an auto parts store in Quincy. The body was found Thursday near QMS Auto Supply. Officers believed the man was shot multiple times while investigators believe he was targeted. Quincy Police Department Chief Kieth Siebert initially said the case was being investigated as a homicide, and that was later confirmed by the Grant County Coroner's Office. 

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    QUINCY, Wash. - Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found behind an auto parts store in Quincy. The body was found Thursday near QMS Auto Supply. Officers believed the man was shot multiple times while investigators believe he was targeted. Quincy Police Department Chief Kieth Siebert initially said the case was being investigated as a homicide, and that was later confirmed by the Grant County Coroner's Office. 

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  • Billings man gets 80 years in prison for killing baby son

    Billings man gets 80 years in prison for killing baby son

    Friday, August 24 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-25 01:14:50 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 29-year-old Billings man who pleaded guilty to throwing his 7-month-old son on the ground, killing him, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. KULR-TV reports District Judge Donald Harris sentenced Grant Edwin Johnson on Friday. Johnson, who turns 30 on Tuesday, will not be eligible for parole until he serves 40 years. Court records say Johnson shook the baby after he became fussy on May 27, 2017, and then threw him on the ground. 

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 29-year-old Billings man who pleaded guilty to throwing his 7-month-old son on the ground, killing him, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. KULR-TV reports District Judge Donald Harris sentenced Grant Edwin Johnson on Friday. Johnson, who turns 30 on Tuesday, will not be eligible for parole until he serves 40 years. Court records say Johnson shook the baby after he became fussy on May 27, 2017, and then threw him on the ground. 

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  • Fast-growing Montana wildfire forces evacuations in Canada

    Fast-growing Montana wildfire forces evacuations in Canada

    Friday, August 24 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-24 22:13:26 GMT

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A fast-growing wildfire just south of the U.S.-Canada border has led to the evacuation of parts of Montana's Glacier and Canada's Waterton Lakes national parks. Waterton Lakes National Park's trails and waterways have been closed but the Waterton townsite, home to the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, remains open. 

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A fast-growing wildfire just south of the U.S.-Canada border has led to the evacuation of parts of Montana's Glacier and Canada's Waterton Lakes national parks. Waterton Lakes National Park's trails and waterways have been closed but the Waterton townsite, home to the historic Prince of Wales Hotel, remains open. 

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  • Microsoft confirms employee firings amid Hungary bribe probe

    Microsoft confirms employee firings amid Hungary bribe probe

    Thursday, August 23 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-08-24 00:04:27 GMT

    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft says it has fired four employees and terminated its relationship with four business partners at its Hungarian subsidiary. The company did not say when it took the actions in Hungary but it made its announcement after the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that it is under investigation in a potential bribery and corruption scheme. 

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    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft says it has fired four employees and terminated its relationship with four business partners at its Hungarian subsidiary. The company did not say when it took the actions in Hungary but it made its announcement after the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that it is under investigation in a potential bribery and corruption scheme. 

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  • Tax fraud from identify theft decreasing in Idaho

    Tax fraud from identify theft decreasing in Idaho

    Thursday, August 23 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-23 21:48:54 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say tax fraud from identity theft is decreasing in the state. The Idaho State Tax Commission in a news release Thursday says it stopped more than $129,000 fraudulent income tax refund requests so far this year. The agency says that's a 74 percent decrease from the same period last year. Tax fraud from identity theft is when someone uses another person's information to file an income tax return, typically requesting a refund. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials say tax fraud from identity theft is decreasing in the state. The Idaho State Tax Commission in a news release Thursday says it stopped more than $129,000 fraudulent income tax refund requests so far this year. The agency says that's a 74 percent decrease from the same period last year. Tax fraud from identity theft is when someone uses another person's information to file an income tax return, typically requesting a refund. 

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  • UPDATE: 18-year-old killed near Ritzville after being ejected from car in rollover crash, then run over by semi-truck

    UPDATE: 18-year-old killed near Ritzville after being ejected from car in rollover crash, then run over by semi-truck

    Thursday, August 23 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-08-23 20:10:18 GMT

    RITZVILLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says an 18-year-old Benton City man was killed early Thursday morning near Ritzville following a rollover crash. Troopers say Loren McGhan was heading north on Highway 395 at around 2:30 in the morning when he veered off the highway, lost control and rolled his 2000 Chevy Cavalier.

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    RITZVILLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says an 18-year-old Benton City man was killed early Thursday morning near Ritzville following a rollover crash. Troopers say Loren McGhan was heading north on Highway 395 at around 2:30 in the morning when he veered off the highway, lost control and rolled his 2000 Chevy Cavalier.

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  • UPDATE: WSP believes reported abduction in Olympia to be a hoax

    UPDATE: WSP believes reported abduction in Olympia to be a hoax

    Thursday, August 23 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-08-23 15:35:41 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Shortly after posting this story, the Washington State Patrol tweeted that they now believe the reported abduction in Heritage Park was a hoax. "We are getting more information that the possible Heritage Park abduction was a hoax," WSP tweeted just before 8:30 am Thursday. "Detectives are currently interviewing those involved to confirm. We will have more updates within the hour."

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Shortly after posting this story, the Washington State Patrol tweeted that they now believe the reported abduction in Heritage Park was a hoax. "We are getting more information that the possible Heritage Park abduction was a hoax," WSP tweeted just before 8:30 am Thursday. "Detectives are currently interviewing those involved to confirm. We will have more updates within the hour."

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  • Yakima officials lift city ban on pit bulls

    Yakima officials lift city ban on pit bulls

    Thursday, August 23 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-08-23 05:18:52 GMT

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The city of Yakima is lifting its more than 30-year-old ban on pit bull terriers. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima residents will be able to legally bring pit bulls into the city starting in late September after the city council voted Tuesday to lift the ban. Efforts to repeal the ban have gone before the council several times, and a petition had garnered thousands of signatures before the repeal vote.

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    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The city of Yakima is lifting its more than 30-year-old ban on pit bull terriers. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima residents will be able to legally bring pit bulls into the city starting in late September after the city council voted Tuesday to lift the ban. Efforts to repeal the ban have gone before the council several times, and a petition had garnered thousands of signatures before the repeal vote.

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  • Police arrest man in connection to tractor theft

    Police arrest man in connection to tractor theft

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-08-23 01:29:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say after receiving several tips from the public, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force detectives located and recovered a stolen Kubota L4701 HST tractor. Detectives continue to actively investigate the theft and hope additional tips and information will be received as they work toward identifying the suspects.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have arrested a man in connection to the theft of a tractor from earlier this month. Tuesday, Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force Detectives continued to investigate the theft of a stolen Kubota tractor. They arrested 37-year-old Zane Lumpkin in the 5000 block of N. Havana.

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  • Idaho agencies near deal on recreation on state land

    Idaho agencies near deal on recreation on state land

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-08-22 22:03:44 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles (9,324 square kilometers) of state land. The Idaho Land Board is required to maximize revenue from use of the lands. The revenue generated goes toward public schools and other Idaho institutions. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles (9,324 square kilometers) of state land. The Idaho Land Board is required to maximize revenue from use of the lands. The revenue generated goes toward public schools and other Idaho institutions. 

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  • Lotsa Pasta: Olive Garden offers year of never ending pasta

    Lotsa Pasta: Olive Garden offers year of never ending pasta

    Wednesday, August 22 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-08-22 12:18:58 GMT
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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Olive Garden customers who can't get enough pasta have a chance to enjoy unlimited servings for a year. The restaurant chain is offering its first annual pasta pass as part of its never-ending pasta bowl promotion. The pass is available to 1,000 customers who pay $300. The 52-week pass goes on sale along with 23,000 passes that offer eight weeks of unlimited access for $100 starting at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at www.PastaPass.com .

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Olive Garden customers who can't get enough pasta have a chance to enjoy unlimited servings for a year. The restaurant chain is offering its first annual pasta pass as part of its never-ending pasta bowl promotion. The pass is available to 1,000 customers who pay $300. The 52-week pass goes on sale along with 23,000 passes that offer eight weeks of unlimited access for $100 starting at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at www.PastaPass.com .

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  • Officers involved in shooting near Soap Lake identified

    Officers involved in shooting near Soap Lake identified

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-08-22 00:25:50 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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  • West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

    West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:48:05 GMT

    The Spokane Regional Health District reported confirmation of West Nile virus in two separate mosquito samples from Spokane County.  The SRHD says no cases of WNV have been identified in Spokane County humans, birds or horses, but early-to mid- August "typically marks the first onset of symptoms in these groups."  “While we expect mosquito populations to dwindle as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, continued warm temperatures will contribute...

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    The Spokane Regional Health District reported confirmation of West Nile virus in two separate mosquito samples from Spokane County.  The SRHD says no cases of WNV have been identified in Spokane County humans, birds or horses, but early-to mid- August "typically marks the first onset of symptoms in these groups."  “While we expect mosquito populations to dwindle as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, continued warm temperatures will contribute...

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  • FDA extends expiration dates on some EpiPens by four months

    FDA extends expiration dates on some EpiPens by four months

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-08-21 18:47:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The FDA is extending the expiration dates for some EpiPens by four months. The decision comes in the midst of a national shortage of the life-saving allergy drugs. The extensions apply to the .3 milligram dose of EpiPen and its authorized generic with expiration dates between April and December of 2018. It does not apply to EpiPen Junior, which is used for kids weighing between 33 and 66 pounds. 

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    WASHINGTON - The FDA is extending the expiration dates for some EpiPens by four months. The decision comes in the midst of a national shortage of the life-saving allergy drugs. The extensions apply to the .3 milligram dose of EpiPen and its authorized generic with expiration dates between April and December of 2018. It does not apply to EpiPen Junior, which is used for kids weighing between 33 and 66 pounds. 

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  • More Fires Start in Oregon Over the Weekend

    More Fires Start in Oregon Over the Weekend

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:29 AM EDT2018-08-21 05:29:44 GMT

    At least four new fires started in Oregon Sunday night after thunderstorms passed through the Umatilla National Forest. 

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    At least four new fires started in Oregon Sunday night after thunderstorms passed through the Umatilla National Forest. 

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  • Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

    Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:54:22 GMT

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

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    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

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  • Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

    Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:02:39 GMT

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy says a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project. 

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    LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy says a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project. 

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  • Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

    Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-08-18 18:37:30 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.   

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.   

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  • Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

    Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:48:05 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

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  • Man pleads guilty to bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Man pleads guilty to bat attack on Special Olympics athlete

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:41:09 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 27-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon after police said he attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury. Paul Ekstedt entered his plea Thursday. Prosecutors are recommending a 20-year sentence with eight suspended, for a sentence of 12 years. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A 27-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon after police said he attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury. Paul Ekstedt entered his plea Thursday. Prosecutors are recommending a 20-year sentence with eight suspended, for a sentence of 12 years. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20. 

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  • Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Lawmaker sues school, investigator, after firing

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:58:42 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Rep. Matt Manweller is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants.

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  • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:57:55 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

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  • Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Woman charged with negligent homicide in son's hot car death

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:16:07 GMT

    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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    GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) - A 19-year-old eastern Montana woman is charged with negligent homicide after her 2-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.    Prosecutors say Ashley Maria Howard of Glendive left the boy in her car on June 26 while she slept after getting drunk at a party the night before.

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  • Judge tosses signatures on gun initiative

    Judge tosses signatures on gun initiative

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:50:04 GMT

    SEATTLE - A Thurston County judge has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot. Superior Court Judge James Dixon said the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not "comport" with state law. He ordered the secretary of state's office to stop certification of the ballot measure. 

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    SEATTLE - A Thurston County judge has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot. Superior Court Judge James Dixon said the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not "comport" with state law. He ordered the secretary of state's office to stop certification of the ballot measure. 

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  • Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:10:51 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

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  • Seattle climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

    Seattle climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:27:08 GMT
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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a 35-year-old climber died while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park. The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Stephen Kornbluth of Seattle summited 6,710-foot Dewey Peak with two friends Tuesday after climbing the mountain's west face. Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says Kornbluth's two partners rappelled safely before he started to come down and it's unclear what caused Kornbluth to fall.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a 35-year-old climber died while rappelling off a peak in Mount Rainier National Park. The News Tribune in Tacoma reports Stephen Kornbluth of Seattle summited 6,710-foot Dewey Peak with two friends Tuesday after climbing the mountain's west face. Park spokesman Kevin Bacher says Kornbluth's two partners rappelled safely before he started to come down and it's unclear what caused Kornbluth to fall.    

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  • Group sues to expand protected orca habitat in Northwest

    Group sues to expand protected orca habitat in Northwest

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:05:56 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat to help them recover. The Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.  

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    SEATTLE (AP) - With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat to help them recover. The Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle.  

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  • Idaho woman convicted of killing former boyfriend in Montana

    Idaho woman convicted of killing former boyfriend in Montana

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:49:33 GMT

    LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - An Idaho woman has been convicted of shooting and killing her former boyfriend along a rural road in northwestern Montana.    The Western News reports a Lincoln County jury on Wednesday found Sarah Carpenter guilty of deliberate homicide in the January 2017 death of 31-year-old Travis Gillett near the town of Yaak.   

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    LIBBY, Mont. (AP) - An Idaho woman has been convicted of shooting and killing her former boyfriend along a rural road in northwestern Montana.    The Western News reports a Lincoln County jury on Wednesday found Sarah Carpenter guilty of deliberate homicide in the January 2017 death of 31-year-old Travis Gillett near the town of Yaak.   

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  • FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    FDA approves first generic competitor to the EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:17:28 GMT

    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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    NEW YORK - Important news for anyone with life-threatening allergies as the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic competitor to the EpiPen. The Epinephrine auto-injector is used in an emergency when a person has a severe allergic reaction to things like food or insect stings. Mylan, the company that sells the EpiPen, drew intense criticism a few years ago when it increased the price of an EpiPen twin-pack to $600.

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  • Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Athletic Director Rob Spear fired by University of Idaho

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:19:51 GMT
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    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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    The University of Idaho has fired Athletic Director Rob Spear.  Spear had been placed on administrative leave since April following the University's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player.  "The Board moved to terminate for convenience, pursuant to Doctor Spears' employment agreement with the University," Communications Chief Mike Keckler told KHQ.

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  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:06:36 GMT

    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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    DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.  The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. 

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  • BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    BLM places temporary ban on target shooting

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-16 06:29:09 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bureau of Land Management has placed a temporary ban on target shooting in eastern Washington as hot, dry conditions bring high dangers of fire in the area. The BLM says legal firearm hunting is still allowed. Target shooting activities have already contributed to several fires on BLM lands this summer burning over 2,000 acres. 

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  • Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:26:15 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Unhealthy smoky air from wildfires is blanketing the Northwest. The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday. In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. 

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  • Tester campaign disavows Pearl Jam poster

    Tester campaign disavows Pearl Jam poster

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:46:53 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's campaign is disavowing a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows a burning White House and what appears to be the skeleton of President Donald Trump. The Montana Democrat's campaign spokesman, Chris Meagher, said Wednesday that campaign officials never saw the poster before the show, they don't like it and that they don't condone violence of any kind.

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    HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's campaign is disavowing a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows a burning White House and what appears to be the skeleton of President Donald Trump. The Montana Democrat's campaign spokesman, Chris Meagher, said Wednesday that campaign officials never saw the poster before the show, they don't like it and that they don't condone violence of any kind.

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  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:48:20 GMT

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

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  • Washington increases DUI patrols leading up to Labor Day weekend

    Washington increases DUI patrols leading up to Labor Day weekend

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:19:42 GMT
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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI patrols August 17 through September 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways. More than 160 local law enforcement agencies and the Washington State Patrol will participate in the emphasis patrols in search of drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI patrols August 17 through September 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways. More than 160 local law enforcement agencies and the Washington State Patrol will participate in the emphasis patrols in search of drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

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  • 34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    34-year-old man lodged at Grant County jail found dead

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:11:24 GMT

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found the man in his bunk Sunday morning and called emergency personnel. The inmate was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other measures. The Grant County Coroner plans to do an autopsy.    

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  • Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Firefighter injured fighting Grass Valley fire in 'satisfactory' condition

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:38:10 GMT

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. - The firefighter injured while fighting the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas County is in satisfactory condition. 38-year-old Omak County Fire District #8 firefighter Brett Read was and another firefighter were trying to leave their work area on Saturday when the fire unexpectedly intensified.

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  • Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

    Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:44:25 GMT

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.  

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.  

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  • Lightning ignites several fires in Glacier National Park

    Lightning ignites several fires in Glacier National Park

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-08-12 22:07:02 GMT
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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to multiple wildfires started by lightning in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service says at least three fires were started Saturday night. The size of the fires has not yet been determined. One of the fires is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A team of smoke jumpers as well have air tankers have been ordered to help fight the fires.  

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    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters are responding to multiple wildfires started by lightning in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service says at least three fires were started Saturday night. The size of the fires has not yet been determined. One of the fires is visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A team of smoke jumpers as well have air tankers have been ordered to help fight the fires.  

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  • King County detective suspended after Uber driver attack

    King County detective suspended after Uber driver attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-12 00:00:05 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a detective was suspended for four days without pay after an internal investigation determined she punched, kicked, scratched and slapped an Uber driver while she was off duty. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said this week that detective Janette Luitgaarden would serve the suspension for unbecoming conduct in the Nov. 4, 2017 incident.    

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    SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Sheriff's Office says a detective was suspended for four days without pay after an internal investigation determined she punched, kicked, scratched and slapped an Uber driver while she was off duty. King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht said this week that detective Janette Luitgaarden would serve the suspension for unbecoming conduct in the Nov. 4, 2017 incident.    

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  • Organization raising money for crisis nursery in Great Falls

    Organization raising money for crisis nursery in Great Falls

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-08-11 19:42:11 GMT
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    GREAT FALLS, Mont (AP) - An organization in Great Falls is raising money to open a crisis nursery in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect cases. The Great Falls Tribune reports the concept for Toby's House Crisis Nursery was born after 2-year-old October "Toby" Perez was killed by her mother's boyfriend in 2011. 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont (AP) - An organization in Great Falls is raising money to open a crisis nursery in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect cases. The Great Falls Tribune reports the concept for Toby's House Crisis Nursery was born after 2-year-old October "Toby" Perez was killed by her mother's boyfriend in 2011. 

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  • LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

    LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-08-07 12:51:56 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Earth is currently passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and the best meteor shower of the year will happen this weekend as a result.  The shower's peak will be visible both nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke saying the August 12-13 show would be the better of the two.

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    KHQ.COM - Earth is currently passing through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and the best meteor shower of the year will happen this weekend as a result.  The shower's peak will be visible both nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke saying the August 12-13 show would be the better of the two. Although not an outburst year (150-200 meteors per hour) spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour this weekend.

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  • National Park Rangers arrest man caught on camera harassing bison

    National Park Rangers arrest man caught on camera harassing bison

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:46:25 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A 55-year-old Pendleton, Oregon man was arrested in Glacier National Park last night after authorities say a video of him harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park went viral.  Glacier National Park Rangers apprehended Raymond Reinke Thursday night following an incident earlier this week where he was captured on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park.  

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A 55-year-old Pendleton, Oregon man was arrested in Glacier National Park last night after authorities say a video of him harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park went viral.  Glacier National Park Rangers apprehended Raymond Reinke Thursday night following an incident earlier this week where he was captured on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park.  

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  • PHOTOS: Escaped goats chow down on lawns in residential Boise neighborhood

    PHOTOS: Escaped goats chow down on lawns in residential Boise neighborhood

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-03 16:35:19 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho - About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.    Multiple news outlets captured the goats calmly eating grass and shrubs in a Boise neighborhood Friday morning before a trailer arrived applause from neighborhood residents.    It's not clear where the goats came from or how they got loose. 

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    BOISE, Idaho - About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.    Multiple news outlets captured the goats calmly eating grass and shrubs in a Boise neighborhood Friday morning before a trailer arrived applause from neighborhood residents.    It's not clear where the goats came from or how they got loose. 

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  • Ram recalling pickup trucks due to tailgate potentially flying open

    Ram recalling pickup trucks due to tailgate potentially flying open

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:22:21 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling more than one million of the Ram pickup trucks, saying the tailgate could fly open at any time.  The company will fix a defect in the power-locking system that could result in tailgates opening while certain Ram pickup trucks are in motion. A portion of ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from the 2015 through 2017 model years are included in the recall. Trucks with manual locks or 8-foot beds are excluded.

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    KHQ.COM - Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling more than one million of the Ram pickup trucks, saying the tailgate could fly open at any time.  The company will fix a defect in the power-locking system that could result in tailgates opening while certain Ram pickup trucks are in motion. A portion of ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from the 2015 through 2017 model years are included in the recall. Trucks with manual locks or 8-foot beds are excluded.

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  • Woman dies, son missing in Montana boating accident

    Woman dies, son missing in Montana boating accident

    Saturday, July 28 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-07-29 00:21:06 GMT

    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Gallatin County sheriff's officials say a sheriff's captain's wife has died and his son is still missing after a boating accident in the Yellowstone River.    Sheriff's officials said in a statement Saturday that Jim Anderson's wife Angie died in Friday evening's accident and that searchers are looking for their teenage son, James.

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    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Gallatin County sheriff's officials say a sheriff's captain's wife has died and his son is still missing after a boating accident in the Yellowstone River.    Sheriff's officials said in a statement Saturday that Jim Anderson's wife Angie died in Friday evening's accident and that searchers are looking for their teenage son, James.

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  • After tablet hack - or glitch? - many rooting for inmates

    After tablet hack - or glitch? - many rooting for inmates

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:33:26 GMT
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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. The hand-held computer tablets are popular in prisons across the country, and they are made available to Idaho inmates through a contract with CenturyLink and JPay.

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials say it was an "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it more as a "glitch." Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter million dollars improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had most of social media rooting for the prisoners. The hand-held computer tablets are popular in prisons across the country, and they are made available to Idaho inmates through a contract with CenturyLink and JPay.

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  • Man in custody after bear spray assault in Yellowstone restroom

    Man in custody after bear spray assault in Yellowstone restroom

    Friday, July 27 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-27 21:50:32 GMT

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a man and woman in a Yellowstone National Park restroom with bear spray. Federal prosecutors charged Jackson Coombs with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. No hometown for Coombs was provided. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that court documents state the incident occurred July 18 when the woman and her boyfriend went to use community restrooms near Mammoth Hot Springs. 

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a man and woman in a Yellowstone National Park restroom with bear spray. Federal prosecutors charged Jackson Coombs with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. No hometown for Coombs was provided. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that court documents state the incident occurred July 18 when the woman and her boyfriend went to use community restrooms near Mammoth Hot Springs. 

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  • 9-year-old girl killed after being hit by car in Leavenworth

    9-year-old girl killed after being hit by car in Leavenworth

    Thursday, July 26 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-07-26 16:05:16 GMT

    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A 9-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car in Leavenworth Wednesday night. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office said the girl was riding her bike on Icicle Road near Prowell when she was struck by a passing car.

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    LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - A 9-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car in Leavenworth Wednesday night. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office said the girl was riding her bike on Icicle Road near Prowell when she was struck by a passing car.

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  • COLD CASE: Rathdrum woman vanishes without a trace in 2005

    COLD CASE: Rathdrum woman vanishes without a trace in 2005

    Thursday, July 26 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-07-26 06:14:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All the family of Deborah Sykes says they want is to give her a proper burial and goodbye. Sykes has been missing for more than 10 years now. "It was really heartbreaking," her daughter Brianna Gendron said. "At the time, it was really hard to understand what missing meant. At that age, you can't comprehend it. You think they're just a phone call away, but they're not." 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - All the family of Deborah Sykes says they want is to give her a proper burial and goodbye. Sykes has been missing for more than 10 years now. "It was really heartbreaking," her daughter Brianna Gendron said. "At the time, it was really hard to understand what missing meant. At that age, you can't comprehend it. You think they're just a phone call away, but they're not." 

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  • BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

    BOLO issued for armed man, woman believed to be in danger

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:39:01 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman fled the Libby, MT area with Sandra Carris. Guzman is believed to be armed and dangerous. Carris is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has been listed as a missing endangered person. 

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    MISSOULA, Mont. - The United States Marshals Service issued a Be On the Lookout for a man charged with aggravated assault and tampering with a witness. According to the US Marshals, Marco Antonio Guzman fled the Libby, MT area with Sandra Carris. Guzman is believed to be armed and dangerous. Carris is not believed to be a willing participant in the travel and has been listed as a missing endangered person. 

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  • Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Ryegrass Coulee fire near Vantage now fully contained

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:48:43 GMT

    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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    VANTAGE, Wash. - Firefighters say the Ryegrass Coulee fire burning near Vantage is now 100 percent contained, days after the blaze first broke out late Monday night. The fire burned a total of 1,612 acres. It destroyed one outbuilding and damaged a barn, but no homes were lost. All evacuation orders for the town of Vantage were lifted around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

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  • It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    It's 7-11! It's FREE SLURPEE DAY!

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:31:45 GMT

    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee!

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    Hey! It's gonna be hot today! Leslie Lowe thinks it'll be about 83 degrees today. Couldn't you use a nice treat to cool yourself down? 7-Eleven has you covered today! For years, the convenience store chain has been giving away free Slurpees on July 11th, because you know... 7-11!  All you have to do is visit a participating 7-Eleven between 11am and 7pm (see what they did there?), and you can help yourself to a free small Slurpee! 

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  • Police, protesters gear up for Trump's visit to Great Falls

    Police, protesters gear up for Trump's visit to Great Falls

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-07-03 19:46:51 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Police and protesters are gearing up for President Donald Trump's visit to Great Falls on Thursday.    Workers were setting concrete barriers outside the ExpoPark, one of the visible signs of the security measures being put in place for the rally.    Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says ExpoPark gates will open Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Police and protesters are gearing up for President Donald Trump's visit to Great Falls on Thursday.    Workers were setting concrete barriers outside the ExpoPark, one of the visible signs of the security measures being put in place for the rally.    Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says ExpoPark gates will open Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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  • President Trump visiting Great Falls, Montana July 5

    President Trump visiting Great Falls, Montana July 5

    Friday, June 29 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-29 14:49:55 GMT

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. - President Donald Trump's website has confirmed details of his rally in Great Falls July 5th. According to an event registration on the President's website, the event will be held at the Four Seasons Arena at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. 

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    GREAT FALLS, Mont. - President Donald Trump's website has confirmed details of his rally in Great Falls July 5th. According to an event registration on the President's website, the event will be held at the Four Seasons Arena at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. 

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  • Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs due to safety concerns

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:46 GMT

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals.    The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban announced this week as an "enhancement" to its policy on animals in passenger areas. Delta also says it's limiting travelers to a single emotional support animal per flight. The changes take effect July 10. 

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  • Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Inquest finds officers justified in killing Montana man

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:11:27 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An inquest has found officers were justified in shooting and killing a Montana man who was high on methamphetamine and had barricaded himself inside a sporting goods store with a cache of weapons and shot at officers.    Jurors said Thursday there was no criminal conduct on behalf of the Billings police officers who shot and killed Frank Joey Half, Jr. last November.

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  • Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Kennewick man comes home to find coyote in kitchen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:21:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night after finding a startled coyote pup cowering in his home. Jake McChesney was just getting home from work when his dog started barking at something in the kitchen. Jake says he had left his back door open so that his dog could get in and out of the house and believes that's how the coyote got inside. 

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  • Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Grant County Sheriff's Office: Moses Lake Police investigating Frontier Middle School girl's suicide

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:31:40 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

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    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Frontier Middle School student took her own life this week and now the Moses Lake Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.  The Sheriff's Office posted a message from the Grant County Health District on Monday in an effort to spread the word about suicide prevention following the news of the girl's death.  

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  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:42:08 GMT

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

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    GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will "serve a public health.."

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  • Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:37:05 GMT
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    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

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    HELENA, Mont. - The mystery is over: Montana wildlife officials confirm that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was actually a wolf.    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials initially weren't certain what the creature was when a rancher shot it near Denton in May. They noted the legs, front claws and canine teeth were shorter and its ears bigger than normally seen on wolves. 

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  • Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

    Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:43:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON - The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The recall affects 15.3-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800039103 and 23-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800014810. 

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    WASHINGTON - The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the outbreaks were in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The recall affects 15.3-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800039103 and 23-ounce packages with the UPS Code 3800014810. 

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  • Investigation into former fire captain began with Craigslist ad

    Investigation into former fire captain began with Craigslist ad

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:19:04 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:19:04 GMT

    A former Benton County Fire Captain is spending three years in prison and once released will have ten years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender. 

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    A former Benton County Fire Captain is spending three years in prison and once released will have ten years of probation and will have to register as a sex offender. 

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  • UPDATE: Soap Lake Fire at 90% containment

    UPDATE: Soap Lake Fire at 90% containment

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-06-14 05:35:12 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has cancelled all evacuation notices for the Soap Lake Fire. At last update, the fire was still estimated to be approximately 2000 acres and 50 percent contained.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - The Grant County Sheriff's Office has cancelled all evacuation notices for the Soap Lake Fire. At last update, the fire was still estimated to be approximately 2000 acres and 50 percent contained.

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  • Get a free taco at Taco Bell today thanks to the Golden State Warriors

    Get a free taco at Taco Bell today thanks to the Golden State Warriors

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-13 16:07:52 GMT

    KHQ.COM - As promised, Taco Bell is making good on their special "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion. That's because the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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    KHQ.COM - As promised, Taco Bell is making good on their special "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" promotion. That's because the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors then went on to sweet the Cavs to tin the 2018 NBA Championship.  So, to celebrate the big win, everyone can score a free Doritos Locos Taco today between 2 and 6 p-m at any participating Taco Bell location. 

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