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  • State board upholds Millennium water quality permit denial

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project. The Daily News reports Senior Vice President of External Affairs Wendy Hutchinson said Wednesday Millennium plans to appeal the decision. The State Department of Ecology in 2017 denied Millennium’s application for a Clean […]
  • 3 die in car crash near Usk

    USK, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says that alcohol or drugs played a role in an auto crash in Pend Oreille County that killed three people. The crash on Wednesday morning occurred when the car the victims were in drove off a cliff. The location is about five miles north of Usk. The […]
  • State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has not made a decision on whether it will kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. Members of the Togo pack are suspected of attacking five head of cattle in the past 10 months in the northeast corner of Washington. The Washington […]
  • Remains found in Olympic National Park belong to hiker

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a remote area of Olympic National Park over the weekend belong to a hiker who was reported missing last year. The Peninsula Daily News reports the King County Medical Examiner’s Office used dental records to confirm 22-year-old Jacob Gray’s identity Wednesday. Clallam County Deputy Coroner […]
  • Police: Driver hits, kills highway flagger in eastern Oregon

    ATHENA, Ore. (AP) — Police say a driver struck and killed a construction flagger in northeastern Oregon. The Oregonian reports the crash happened around 8:40 p.m. on Oregon 11 near Athena, where workers were repaving the road. Oregon State Police say 49-year-old Tyresa Monaghan of Kennewick, Washington, died at the scene. Police say 76-year-old Leman […]
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    Superintendent asks for patience amid potential teacher strikes, and districts figure out funding

    Washington State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal asks people to be patient as school districts get used to a new financing system this year. At the same time, teacher strikes are possible.
  • Washington state man pleads guilty to attacking parents

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of killing his mother, stabbing his father and setting fire to their home in 2016 has pleaded guilty to the charges. The Daily Herald reports 32-year-old Zachary Konicke of Machias pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that included second-degree murder, second-degree assault and first-degree arson. In a […]
  • Police: Correctional officer shoots his own leg at training

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police say a correctional officer for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office accidentally shot himself in the leg at a shooting range. The Kitsap Sun reports the officer was injured Wednesday afternoon while training at the Bremerton Police Department firing range. Bremerton police say the officer was taken to a hospital and […]
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    Searching for ‘ghost signs’ in Seattle

    "Ghost signs" are public street signs that were originally installed by local, state or federal agencies, and that, somehow or other, have stayed up amidst the change around them.
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    Homeless man arrested after more than 20 dumpster fires in Bellevue, Redmond

    Investigators say at least 18 fires are believed to have been intentionally set in dumpsters early Wednesday morning.
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    Hundreds of teachers to rally for higher pay

    Hundreds of teachers in Western Washington school districts will be rallying for higher pay Wednesday. Many of them of them say they're closer to going on strike.
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    Air quality unhealthy for everyone amid smoky haze

    Forecasters say air quality remains unhealthy for most of the Puget Sound region Wednesday morning, but there will likely be improvement as the day progresses.
  • The Latest: Parents of missing hiker: He survived on berries

    COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio man found alive after he went missing nearly a week near Mount St. Helens in Washington state (all times local): 5:16 p.m. The parents of an Ohio man found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in […]
  • Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute […]
  • Seahawks running back Penny has surgery on broken finger

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Rashaad Penny had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger. Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery went well and Penny isn’t expected to miss more than a couple of weeks. The rookie running back out of San Diego State was injured during pass-blocking drills Monday and […]

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