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2 hrs ago | Graham Leader

Washington fire grows slightly; some progress made

A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather

6 hrs ago | KVAL-TV Eugene

Pot shop owners blame state bureaucracy for shortage

Business is booming for recreational pot shops in Washington. But, as the first weekend of legal sales approaches, many stores are sold out of bud.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

10 hrs ago | KOMO News

3-day tax haul from Wash. state pot sales: $148,256

Washington will haul in nearly $150,000 in excise taxes from the first three days of legal marijuana sales - and that doesn't include state and local sales taxes.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

14 hrs ago | The Times

Washington Semester proves good prep for law school

Every pre-law student is confronted by the ominous Law School Admissions Test at some point during their journey towards law school.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Constitution Gardens, US National Parks, US News, John G. Roberts

19 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

6.5-magnitude quake rattles northern Japan

Areal Flood Advisory issued July 11 at 8:34PM MDT expiring July 11 at 10:00PM MDT in effect for: Washington Flash Flood Warning issued July 11 at 8:30PM MDT expiring July 11 at 11:30PM MDT in effect for: Kit Carson, Yuma Flash Flood Watch issued July 11 at 3:29AM MDT expiring July 12 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Free Republic

Lawmaker seeks answers on plan to shelter immigrants at Washington base

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck is urging the Department of Health and Human Services to meet with local government officials before moving forward with a proposal to shelter hundreds of young immigrant detainees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington Government

ABC News

Hundreds Battle Central Washington Wildfire

Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Entiat, WA

Business Journal

Chinese investment in Washington aerospace suppliers? Don't hold your breath

From left, Foreign Direct Investment panel included moderator Tony Nowell; Wang Lilli, former executive director Industrial and Commercial Bank of China; Charles Freeman, Forbes Tate; Debra Valentine, group executive Rio Tinto Group; Victor Shih, associate professor, University of California, San Diego.

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Related Topix: Washington Government, UC San Diego, California

Bloomberg

How FDR Helped Joe Biden Marry Jill -- And What Happened to All That Washington Traffic?

Vice President Joe Biden, recipient of the Freedom Medal from the Roosevelt Institute in honor of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, says FDR - albeit somewhat indirectly - helped him land his wife, Jill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Recreational Vehicle, Honey, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro

Russia Taday

Washingtonian fired after buying legal marijuana gets his job back

The Washington man who says he was fired for making one of the state's first legal recreational marijuana purchases earlier this week will reportedly soon be back on the job.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington Government, Labor Realty, Human Resources, Drug Testing

KGW-TV Portland

Measles cases in Washington have quintupled

Measles cases are up dramatically from last year and that has the state warning of an outbreak.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

ARLnow.com

Morning Notes

Caucus Date Set for Treasurer, School Board - Arlington Democrats will hold a caucus the evening of Monday, Aug. 4 to determine the party's nominees in the special elections to replace Treasurer Frank O'Leary and School Board member Noah Simon .

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Try Washington Wines in Winthrop Saturday

"People come into the winery wondering what ever happened to the festival," Morgan said.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Ellensburg, WA, Royal City, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Kent Reporter

For state's school chief, 'failure' is not an option | The Petri Dish

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn doesn't want to use the word "failing" when talking about Washington's public schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Opinion

The Fairfield Ledger

Dickinson visits U.S. capital on 4-H trip

Citizenship Washington Focus participants from Region 19, including Jefferson County 4-H member and Van Buren High School student Sam Dickinson, left, touch the geographical center of Washington, D.C., which is located in the capital building.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Business Journal

Federal money adds 24 new medical residencies in Washington state's most doctor-starved regions

Dr. D. Kojo Hamilton , a neurosurgeon at Oregon Health & Science University, teaches spinal surgery techniques to medical residents and fellows at the Seattle Science Foundation.

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Related Topix: Oregon Health & Science University, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), University of Washington

Sunherald.com

Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

This June 11, 2014 file photo sows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifiying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington Government, Barack Obama, Jeff Sessions, Republican

KOMO News

Heroin deaths on the rise: 'It's here, it's big, it's hitting young adults'

More and more young people are dying of heroin overdoses in King County, and the alarming trend has experts working overtime to save lives.

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Related Topix: Drugs, University of Washington, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

KBCI CBS 2

Wildfires continue burning across Central, Eastern Washington

A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across nearly 700 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Gifford, WA, Chelan County, WA, Entiat, WA

North Kitsap Herald

VOTE411.org features 2014 Primary Election online candidate guide

After receiving her first primary election ballot, Lucy Copass, a new resident in a Washington town, wondered, "How can I come up to speed on local issues quickly?" A friend suggested she try Vote411.

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Related Topix: Washington Government

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