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Firefighters keep wildfire out of evacuated Washington town

Aug. 05, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

LIND, Wash. (AP) — A small town in Washington state that was evacuated due to a fast-moving fire was largely spared Friday, while in California crews made progress against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year. Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner said the fire that...

California crews make fire gains; Washington town evacuated

Aug. 04, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters made gains against the state's deadliest and largest wildfire of the year just as an eastern Washington town was evacuated Thursday because of a blaze that was burning homes. At about 1:30 p.m. the Adams County Sheriff’s Office...

Washington town told to leave due to wildfire, homes lost

Aug. 04, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

LIND, Wash. (AP) — An entire eastern Washington town was evacuated Thursday because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes, officials said. At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday the Adams County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that about 10 homes in Lind had burned. ...

Heat wave to slam into US Pacific Northwest, linger for days

Jul. 24, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday issued an excessive heat watch for the U.S. Pacific Northwest region for coming days as potential record-breaking temperatures were forecast to settle in and linger until next weekend. Temperatures could break daily records in Seattle,...

WA Supreme Court rules on multiple benefits of trust lands

Jul. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the Department of Natural Resources can continue to manage state trust lands for the financial benefit of schools and other institutions, but can also look at other ways to ensure that such lands are managed to benefit all...

Sen. Murray seeks 6th term at new inflection point for women

Jul. 21, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Patty Murray was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in 1992 during the “Year of the Woman,” motivated to run for higher office in part by the contentious Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings. At that time, Murray was the...

Washington teen's body recovered from Spokane River in Idaho

Jul. 17, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 14-year-old Washington boy who went missing in the Spokane River in northern Idaho. Kootenai County sheriff's officials say the Spokane boy was with his family at Corbin Park near Post Falls on Saturday and was last...

White House: To help salmon, dams may need to be removed

Jul. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday released two reports arguing that removing dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to restore salmon runs to sustainable levels in the Pacific Northwest, and that replacing the energy created by the dams is possible but will cost $11...

Caregiver acquitted in accidental vinegar death in Spokane

Jul. 09, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former caregiver charged in connection with the 2019 poisoning death of a developmentally disabled woman has been acquitted of felony assault. Fikirte T. Aseged mistakenly gave cleaning vinegar instead of colonoscopy prep medicine to her 64-year-old client...

CDC: Mask-wearing recommended in growing number of counties

Jul. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in 24 Oregon counties — including the county around Portland — and 15 counties in Washington state should resume mask-wearing indoors in public and on public transportation, according to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...