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  1. Fire danger rating increases in several eastern Washington countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Washington State Department of Natural Resources says that because of those factors, protected lands will have burn restrictions and increased fire danger ratings.

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  2. Senator and DNR teaming up to push for name changes to racially offensive places in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A Seattle senator and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to begin petitioning for name changes to racially offensive landmarks in Washington State. . None of them are in Spokane County, but there are some in nearby Lincoln, Whitman, Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan, Pend Oreille and Garfield counties.

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  3. Settlement reached in lawsuit over ATV use on forest roadsRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Three conservation groups have settled a lawsuit they filed to stop the U.S. Forest Service from opening 350 miles of forest roads to motorized vehicles in central Washington. Under the settlement, the Forest Service agreed not to authorize public use to all-terrain vehicles without first completing an assessment of environmental effects.

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  4. Washington wolf population grows by 32 percentRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Department of Fish and Wildlife's annual survey found at least 90 wolves in the state by the end of 2015. That was up from at least 68 wolves counted in 2014.

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  5. Assistant principal of Lake Roosevelt Elementary arrested on child sex chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Captain Mike Edwards with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force confirmed to KHQ that the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Elementary was arrested Wednesday for child sex charges. Nate Piturachsatit, the assistant principal of Lake Roosevelt Elementary, was arrested at school Wednesday.

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  6. Coulee Dam parents uneasy after elementary school administrator arrestedRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    After being arrested for child sex charges, Nate Piturachsatit made his first court appearance in Okanogan County Superior court Thursday. Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers says his bail was set at $500,000, and if he does bail out of jail he will be required to surrender his passport.

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  7. Washington gives ranchers money to buy hay after wildfiresRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Capital Press reports that the state Department of Ecology provided the money to Okanogan County ranchers affected by the fires. Okanogan Conservation District Manager Craig T. Nelson says the money is a "godsend" for some but only meets one-sixth of the area's need.

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  8. Washington gives ranchers money to buy hay after wildfiresRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The Capital Press reports that the state Department of Ecology provided the money to Okanogan County ranchers affected by the fires. Okanogan Conservation District Manager Craig T. Nelson says the money is a "godsend" for some but only meets one-sixth of the area's need.

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  9. Washington gives ranchers money to buy hay after wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Washington state is giving ranchers $500,000 to buy extra hay after losses from 2015 wildfires. The Capital Press reports that the state Department of Ecology provided the money to Okanogan County ranchers affected by the fires.

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  10. The Latest: Inslee says more teachers neededRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    State schools chief Randy Dorn is boycotting the governor's state of the state speech. The superintendent of public instruction says he's not happy with Gov. Jay Inslee's budget or legislative plans for education.

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  11. Burn ban called in 9 counties in central, eastern WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    State regulators are banning outdoor burning in nine counties in central and eastern Washington due to concerns about air pollution. The Department of Ecology says the burn ban will begin 4 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to continue through Monday.

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  12. Small Business Administration offers wildfire disaster loansRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to Washington businesses, nonprofits and residents affected by the wildfires. The federal agency has declared its own disaster declaration to make the loans available in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, King, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

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  13. President signs Washington wildfire disaster declarationRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Washington following this summer's wildfires and mudslides. The disaster declaration makes federal money available to state and local governments as well as Native American tribes to repair or replace facilities damaged by wildfires and mudslides in August and September.

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  14. Okanogan Complex Fire now 132,682 acres; 85% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    September 12, 2015 12:15 p.m.: As of Saturday afternoon the Okanogan Complex fire is now 85 percent contained and 132,682 acres in size. The Chelan Complex, which is being managed by the same fire crews is 80 percent contained and 88,873 acres.

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  15. Okanogan Complex Fire now 148,780 acres; 70% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    September 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.: As of Monday morning the Okanogan Complex is now 70 percent contained and remained at 148,780 acres in size. The Okanogan Complex and the Chelan Complex have merged for management purposes.

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  16. Okanogan Complex Fire now 148,780 acres; 65% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    September 6, 2015 10:40 a.m.: As of Sunday morning the Okanogan Complex fire is now 65 percent contained with no change in size. It remains 148,780 acres.

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  17. Okanogan Complex Fire now 148,780 acres; 60% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    CURRENT FIRE SITUATION: Firefighters on the Okanogan and Chelan complexes will have help from overcast skies again today as they continue to build and strengthen containment lines around the fires. The clouds and cooler temperatures help moderate fire activity.

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  18. Okanogan Complex Fire now 148,747 acres; 60% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    To put their work in context, 5 percent containment equals 15 miles of constructed line. If the containment lines for the Okanogan Complex were stretched straight, they would be 313 miles long.

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  19. North Star Fire at 205,605 acres; 25% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    The North Star Fire experience very little growth Wednesday into Thursday and is now listed at 205,605 acres, but still remains 25% contained. On the southern portion of the fire near Nespelem, crews will continue mop-up operations between Johnson Lake and Owhi Lake to hold and secure containment lines and protect structures.

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  20. Firefighters work to control Washington wildfiresRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2015 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Fire officials say they're making progress on Washington's massive wildfires in central in eastern Washington, but warmer drier weather is expected to make things more challenging over the next few days. Two big fires burning on the Colville Indian Reservation are now more than 50 percent contained, but fire officials say there are still active areas within the interior of the North Star and Tunk Block fires, which together have burned nearly 575 square miles.

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