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Police: Man robs lighter from Ferndale minimart

Police say a man who attempted to rob a minimart in Ferndale got away with only a lighter.

Man-made earthquakes contribute to more shaking at Mount St. Helens

Scientists studying Mount St. Helens are detecting far more earthquakes than usual, and they're adding to the seismic activity with explosions of their own.

Fire crews battle brush fire in south Spokane

Firefighters have mostly contained a brush fire that broke out on a steep slope in south Spokane Monday afternoon.

Crews rescue worker from flagpole in Yakima

Fire crews have rescued a man who passed out while repairing a flagpole atop the federal courthouse in Yakima on Monday.

Olympic National Park to move threatened chalet

Olympic National Park says it's moving forward with a plan to move a historic chalet that's being threatened by the shifting east fork of the Quinault River.

Body of Port Orchard teen located in river

The Lewis County sheriff's office says rescuers worked Monday to recover the body of a Port Orchard teen from the river south of Mount Rainier National Park.

Woman drowns inner-tubing in Nisqually River

The Thurston County sheriff's office says a woman drowned over the weekend while inner-tubing with her teenage grandson on the Nisqually River.

Poulsbo man accused of impersonating police

A 21-year-old Poulsbo man is accused of impersonating police after he activated red and blue emergency lights to get another vehicle to pull over.

Teen, 18, pleads guilty in Benton City murder

The second of two Benton City teens accused of stabbing a man to death in a church parking lot has pleaded guilty to murder.

Effort to repair Seattle tunnel machine delayed

An effort to repair the giant tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle is going more slowly than expected.

Study: Legal pot not drawing tourists to Washington state

When recreational marijuana went on sale in Colorado this year, it sparked a sharp increase in tourism. But a new study finds so far, there's seemingly not much interest in visiting Washington state to purchase pot.

Dori Monson: How to resolve strife in Middle East and get a Seattle tunnel built

I have really shocking news for all the taxpayers of our region. We are just getting word that the repair of the Bertha tunnel is falling behind schedule. But I don't just like pointing out bad news. I have a solution.

3 jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes refinery

The Skagit County Sheriff's Office says three oil-train protesters have been arrested for blocking the railroad tracks at the Tesoro refinery near Anacortes.

Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.

As Blue Angels return, so do I-90 bridge closures

As the Blue Angels return to Seattle for Seafair, so do Interstate 90 bridge closures.

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